Rubio’s Expands to the East Coast with Eight New Locations

Rubio’s Expands to the East Coast with Eight New Locations

By Kerri Adams, Editor-at-Large

Rubio’s Restaurants has officially acquired eight locations in south Florida. The stores were previously Lime Fresh Mexican Grills, but soon they will be converted to the first ever east coast Rubio’s Coastal Grills. 

Before this expansion, Rubio’s had 200 stores on the west coast in California, Colorado, Utah, Arizona and Nevada. 

Last fall, Rubio’s announced that the brand planned to venture to the east coast. Since then, Rubio’s and Florida Lime Fresh Mexican Grill’s parent company, Ruby Tuesday have been finalizing the deal. 

The coastal grill’s newly acquired stores are projected to open in the fall of 2016 and are located in the Miami, Tampa Bay, Ft. Lauderdale, St. Petersburg and Winter Park areas of south Florida. 

“The acquisition of these eight Florida locations is a huge milestone for our company as it marks our first expansion to the East Coast,” said Ralph Rubio, founder of Rubio’s Coastal Grill. “We’re incredibly excited to start transitioning the restaurants to Rubio’s Coastal Grill and look forward to opening the first location this fall.”

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