Deals

Private Equity Firm to Make Majority Investment in First Watch

Advent International, a global private equity firm, recently announced that it will make a majority investment in First Watch Restaurants Inc.

08/01/2017 By Staff

Hospitality

Restaurant Chain Plans 260-Plus New Locations By 2022

The Univesity Park-based restaurant chain First Watch announced plans to open a minimum of 110 franchise restaurants by 2022, in addition to 150 planned company-owned restaurant openings.

05/01/2017 By Staff

Food

Restaurant Chain Opening New Location

University Park's First Watch, the breakfast, brunch and lunch restaurant, will open its newest restaurant in Riverview, Florida, on Monday, April 17.

04/11/2017 By Staff

Tourism

Half Marathon Returns Sunday

The First Watch Sarasota Half Marathon returns Sunday, March 19, for the 12th year. Last year's race drew 3,000 participants and added almost $3.5 million to the Sarasota economy.

03/16/2017 By Staff

New hires

Restaurant Chain Adds Three to Leadership Team

The University Park-based restaurant chain First Watch recently added two new names to its executive team, as well as a vice president to its culinary team.

01/31/2017 By Staff

Food

Restaurant Chain Announces 2016 Growth Figures

The University Park-based breakfast and lunch company First Watch this week announced that it grew traffic and sales in 2016.

01/17/2017 By Staff

Food

First Watch Expands

The Bradenton-based breakfast, brunch and lunch restaurant First Watch officially opened its newest Bradenton restaurant on Monday.

11/28/2016 By Staff

Food

First Watch to Introduce New Data, Offers Program

First Watch Restaurants, Inc., based in University Park, is planning to introduce new transaction data capturing and promotion tracking to all of its restaurants.

09/20/2016 Research by Staff

Sunny Side Up

First Watch Ranks No. 1 for Growth Among Daytime Restaurants

Coffee, pancakes and doughnuts are making restaurant revenues fatter.

04/18/2016 By Susan Burns