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First Watch in Fairlawn Now Open

April 6, 2009

Opening Marks Company’s Fourth Northern Ohio Restaurant; Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Plans Announced

BRADENTON, Fla. (April 6, 2009) – First Watch, the nation’s fastest-growing daytime-only restaurant company, expanded its presence in Northern Ohio today with the opening of its fourth area restaurant, conveniently located at the Summit Mall Shopping Center on West Market Street in Fairlawn.  The opening marks the company’s 20th restaurant in the state of Ohio.

To commemorate the Grand Opening, First Watch, together with the Fairlawn Chamber of Commerce, will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, April 8.

“We are pleased to be able to expand our presence in the Northern Ohio market and bring our unique Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch offering to the residents of Fairlawn,” said Chris Tomasso, Chief Marketing Officer of First Watch Restaurants, Inc. “The Summit Mall Shopping Center provides an ideal mix of retail and entertainment options for First Watch guests, and our restaurants are perfectly suited for great neighborhoods like Fairlawn.”

First Watch opened its first restaurant in Ohio, in 1991, at Kenwood Galleria in Cincinnati. Today, the company currently operates three restaurants in the northern Ohio/Cleveland market including:

                                              o        Rocky River – Beachcliff Market Square
                                              o        University Heights – Cedar Center 
                                              o        Crocker Park – Westlake 

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