Yard House will open its first Orlando location on April 24th at the Center at the Orlando Eye. The upscale casual restaurant is known for its extensive draft beer offering and will feature 140 draft beer selections.The new restaurant will also bring 200 new jobs to the area.
“Orlando is a great market for Yard House,” said Craig Carlyle, president of Yard House. “We chose the Center at the Orlando Eye because of the strong appeal of the new development and its mix of retail, dining and entertainment options. We look forward to showcasing Yard House’s distinctive beer and food offerings to Orlando’s dynamic mix of residents and visitors.”
Open daily for lunch, dinner and late night dining, the new Yard House will span nearly 14,000 square feet with seating for more than 300 guests inside and 80 more on the large outdoor patio. The open floor plan features a mix of warm woods and cool stainless steel accents, as well as an original collection of abstract art commissioned by California artist Jerome Gastaldi.
The new restaurant will feature 140 beers on tap, each delivered fresh and perfectly chilled by miles of overhead steel and nylon beer lines to the central island bar. The glass-enclosed keg room, which is kept at a constant 34-36 degrees, can house as much as 5,000 gallons of beer at one time. Guests can order their favorite draft beers as a half-yard, traditional pint, shorty or six-pack sampler. The beer list for the restaurant will feature selections from Florida breweries, including Florida Beer Company and Cigar City Brewing.
Yard House’s award-winning menu includes more than 150 items including appetizers, salads, grilled burgers, tacos, seafood, steaks and ribs. Signature items include the Spicy Tuna Roll, tuna stacked and layered with cucumber, edamame, avocado and a trio of sauces, as well as (Mac + Cheese)2 with pulled chicken, applewood bacon and fried wild mushrooms.
A continuous playlist of classic and contemporary rock will fill the restaurant, one of the concept’s trademark elements. A fleet of flatscreen televisions tuned to sporting events will be strategically placed throughout the restaurant and visible from nearly every seat.
The restaurant has dozens of service positions available in the front of house, including bartenders, servers and host/hostesses, as well as “heart of house” positions, such as prep and line cooks. Interested applicants should visit at www.yardhouse.com/careers, where applicants can learn about opportunities, value and culture at Yard House.