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New First Watch in Fairlawn, OH to Open This Spring

January 1, 2009

New Daytime Café in Fairlawn Marks First Watch’s Fourth Northern Ohio Restaurant 

BRADENTON, Fla. (January 1, 2009) – First Watch, the nation’s fastest-growing daytime-only restaurant concept,  announced today it will open a new restaurant – its 20th in the state of Ohio and fourth in the northern Ohio region – at the Summit Mall Shopping Center on West Market Street in Fairlawn. 

Construction on the restaurant, which will be approximately 3,500-square-feet and will seat 120 patrons, is expected to begin in Winter 2008, with a projected opening during the Spring of 2009.  The restaurant will be located at 3265 West Market Street, Fairlawn, OH 44333. 

“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 and the greater Akron area.” said Chief Marketing Officer of First Watch Restaurants, Inc. Chris Tomasso.  “We think the Summit Mall is a vibrant center that 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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