LEYE to Open First Florida Restaurant in Disney Springs
Beatrix will open a location in Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. This is Chicago-based Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises’ first restaurant to open in Florida, and is Beatrix’s first location outside of Illinois. The concept was created by Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises’ Founder Rich Melman, Executive Partner and Divisional President Marc Jacobs and Chef Partners John Chiakulas, Rita Dever and Susan Weaver.
“Lettuce Entertain You is thrilled to be working with Disney to bring Beatrix to Disney Springs.” says R.J. Melman, President of Lettuce Entertain You. “Disney is a company we’ve long admired and we’re excited about this upcoming project.”
Beatrix at Disney Springs West Side will feature a full-service restaurant, coffee bar and lounge, grab-and-go market, fresh-squeezed juices and an in-house bakery. The menu highlights healthful comfort food including vegetarian, gluten free and vegan options, fresh-squeezed juice cocktails and an American beer and wine selection.
“Beatrix represents the way people are eating today,” says Executive Partner and Divisional President, Marc Jacobs. “It’s that mix of health and comfort. Whether grabbing a cup of coffee and your favorite pastry, or having a cocktail, lunch, or dinner with friends, it’s your neighborhood meeting place."