The restaurant pond is going to get a little bigger, with a third Big Eyed Fish restaurant planned for Leo Crossing.Hopes are for the restaurant, to occupy a former Dairy Queen space at 10390 Leo Road, to be ready this spring, perhaps around April, said co-owner Tony Bryant. "We're going to see how it goes." It all depends on how long remodeling takes, he said. Co-owner Tim Allen will be hiring soon for the restaurant, which might be named Big Eyed Fish North. The original Big Eyed Fish Bar & Grill is at 1502 N. Wells St.
The restaurant will be carry-out-oriented like the Big Eyed Fish Express, 3001 Hillegas Road. "We'll have a few more tables," Bryant said.
The menu, like the Express location, will be "geared to get people in and out," Bryant said. It will have a majority of what the other restaurants serve, including the signature breaded cold water Alaskan pollack, and the items will be somewhere between the express and full-service restaurants' offerings. "It depends on what people will like out there," he said. It will have lunch and dinner hours like the express. The original restaurant also serves breakfast.Could the school of Big Eyeds grow even more? Don't count out a Big Eyed Fish South someday.
"It's a possibility," Bryant said. But, "we don't look too far into the future."
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