Three new restaurants are opening in Baton Rouge during the last week of October, including two properties at the Mall of Louisiana.
Santa Fe Cattle Co. will open Oct. 27 at 11575 Coursey Blvd., in the old Walk-On’s location. Santa Fe Cattle Co.’s corporate offices are on Jefferson Highway, but the company doesn’t have a restaurant in the Capital Region since it recently closed its Prairieville location. Santa Fe has more than 20 restaurants in Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Tennessee. The chain specializes in hand-cut steaks, ribs and fajitas.
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers is opening Oct. 31 at the Mall of Louisiana, behind BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse. This is the chain’s second attempt at the Baton Rouge market after opening a location in the Mall of Louisiana in 1999. Red Robin, with headquarters in suburban Denver, has nearly 500 locations across the U.S. and Canada. The chain offers more than 24 different fire-grilled burgers, along with soups, salads and a full bar.
Next to Red Robin, Grimaldi’s Pizzeria is set to open Nov. 1, said Tony Stephens, the mall’s general manager. The restaurant will go into a space that had been occupied by Sake Cafe. Grimaldi’s, which was founded in New York City, specializes in pizzas cooked in coal-fired brick ovens.
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