News, Notes, and Gossip About the Charlotte Restaurant Scene
Jul 18, 2012
05:58 PMDine & Dish
News Bite: Changes coming to FS Food Group
Over the next several months, restaurateur Frank Scibelli's FS Food Group is planning some big changes.
The group recently sold Cantina 1511 to a South Africa-based company (although they remain partners), and is focusing its efforts on its remaining restaurants.
Here's the scoop:
- Midwood Smokehouse will get a major expansion. The renovation will essentially double the size of the restaurant, including adding a larger dining area, a bigger kitchen, and a large, wraparound bar, plus access to the rooftop deck. (Side note: its neighbor, Slate Interiors, isn't going away--it will simply shift into the long-empty space next door.)
- Bad Daddy's Burger Bar is expanding to Raleigh, with two new locations in the works, and plans for further expansion through new locations, jointly-owned locations, and franchises.
- Mama Ricotta's will get a new look in September (post-DNC). The restaurant will close for five days while it's under construction, including new decor and new furniture—lots of wood, brick, and leather accents.