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New Stores, Red Robin Gourmet Burgers Coming to Westfield Brandon

Crazy 8, Great Glam and Pandora are set to open this spring at the Westfield Brandon shopping mall, which in the fall will debut Red Robin Gourmet Burgers in the space once housed by Ruby Tuesday.

Ruby makes way for red at the Westfield Brandon shopping mall, with construction under way for a fall opening of Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, which debuted in 1969 with a restaurant in Seattle.

Red Robin takes the place of the newly closed Ruby Tuesday, across from Panera Bread, and is slated to open in the fall, according to spokeswoman Dawn Arvidson.

“We’ve heard nothing but great, great things about Red Robin and we’re excited to have them here,” she said.

Also coming to the mall are Crazy 8, Great Glam and Pandora, all slated for spring openings.

  • Crazy 8, the newest addition to the Gymboree chain, offers “fashionable outfits at a great value for girls and boys sizes 0 to 14,” according to a mall news release.
  • Great Glam features for ladies “affordable, trendy clothing and accessories.”
  • Pandora specializes in “hand-finished, modern jewelry that inspires women to express their individuality” by building their own charm bracelets.

As for Red Robin, the chain has more than 450 restaurants across the nation, including in Miami. The menu features gourmet burgers and chicken sandwiches, “as well as salads, entrees and signature ‘Bottomless Beverages,’ ” according to the company’s Web site. For those craving a burger, but not eating meat, the restaurant serves turkey burgers and fish sandwiches as well as “Gardenburger” and vegan “Boca Burger” offerings.

Red Robin joins , The Brass Tap, , Ryuu Japanese Steak House, and GrillSmith in the Westfield Brandon Restaurant Courtyard.

“Red Robin, they do make a nice burger, it’s massive,” said mall diner Dann Berkowitz, who added that he was surprised to learn of Ruby Tuesday’s closing. “If I had to choose between the two, Red Robin is much more family and kid-friendly. Ruby Tuesday was more for older people, and where you bring a date. It’s going to be a good change.”

Arvidson said she expects a fall opening for Red Robin Gourmet Burgers. Currently, there is a large, white box space in front of the space. Behind that façade, “the whole space will be demolished and redone,” Arvidson said. “It’ll be a whole new space [design] inside.”

Update: As for the , a new restaurant has signed on, Arvidson said, but that announcement will be coming once the permitting is complete. Arvidson said she expects to announce the new tenant in three to four weeks.

As for Ruby Tuesday, the closest restaurant is open at 1812 East State Road 60 in the Greater Brandon community of Valrico. The restaurant opens every day at 10:45 a.m. and closes Friday and Saturday at 11 p.m. and all other days at 10 p.m.

Laura March 06, 2012 at 02:06 PM
Can someone please tell me if Ruby Tuesday's just totally packed up and left Brandon or did they relocate to another location? Thanks!
Theresa March 06, 2012 at 02:11 PM
Linda, any updates on what restaurant would be moving into the old Sinigual location? (we are still bummed this restaurant closed)
Theresa March 06, 2012 at 02:13 PM
Laura, looks like Ruby Tuesdays closed their locations that were in Malls, but the free-standing restaurants are still open. I know the one in Valrico is still open, at least for now
Linda Chion Kenney (Editor) March 06, 2012 at 02:45 PM
Space vacated by Sinigual has been signed for, but Westfield Brandon is holding back on the announcement until permitting is complete. Arvidson expects to announce in three to four weeks.
Linda Chion Kenney (Editor) March 06, 2012 at 02:57 PM
Laura, there is a Ruby Tuesday in Brandon, at 1812 East State Road 60. It opens every day at 10:45 a.m. and closes Friday and Saturday at 11 p.m. and at 10 p.m. on all other days.
kyle M March 12, 2012 at 09:42 PM
yo i would realy want a lonestar steakhouse
kyle M March 12, 2012 at 10:07 PM
just yesterday we went to a grill smith and it smelled like a skunk and i think it was nasty and maby it would go out of business so there can be a lonestar steakhouse or something there o and it is high priced at grill smith people dont go there if u dont want a skunk smell.
kyle M March 12, 2012 at 10:09 PM
I think there should be a lonestar steakhouse in brandon. also i am exsited that there is going to be a red robin in the mall. But red robin needs to make one in bradenton florida.
kyle M March 12, 2012 at 10:11 PM
I realy want a lonestar steakhouse in bradenton florida or brandon because it is such a cool restrant.
kyle M April 04, 2012 at 05:36 PM
i whish they could make one in the mall
kyle M April 04, 2012 at 05:41 PM
lonestar steakhouse is a awsome steakhouse
Mrs b April 20, 2012 at 12:51 AM
Kyle, what you have is diarrhea of the mouth. What idiot gets food poisoning and two months later eat at the same establishment? Don't believe a word of it. Been eating at red robin in three different states for over 10 years and never had a problem. Get a life...seriously.
Ron May 23, 2012 at 03:25 PM
Once you past Mt Carmel (going East), you are in Valrico. So it's in Valrico
Theresa May 23, 2012 at 07:19 PM
To Kyle M, readup on Lonestar not only have they been sued for Food Poisoning, they had an outbreak of Hepatitis A in April and in May, customers and employees are expected to need treatment and Hepatitis A is WAY worse than Food Poisoning.
kyle M May 23, 2012 at 08:23 PM
yo i like red robin but i dont realy beleave that happened but i kind of think they could have kooked the burger wrong or something and it could not have been food poisoning
kyle M May 23, 2012 at 08:24 PM
I used to go to lonestar steakhouse in bradenton and it was so good and i realy would like to see a lonestar steakhouse again.
kyle M May 23, 2012 at 08:26 PM
lonestar steakhouse was a cool restaurant.
kyle M May 23, 2012 at 08:30 PM
In my area they where not poisoning me and the red robin i went to did not poising me not all lonestar steakhouses are bad and not all red robins are bad but i would like to see a lonestar steakhouse in fl again i do know there is one in orlando fl but i would like to see a lone star steakhouse close by.
kyle M May 23, 2012 at 08:31 PM
I loved there frinch fries. whatever it was seasoned with it was very good.
kyle M May 23, 2012 at 08:33 PM
I did not mean to make it look like i hated red robin but i was looking up red robin and i saw the article and i kind of beleaved that happend but i looked it up and it sead nothing about a food borne illness could not find any article on it so i think it is made up.
kyle M May 23, 2012 at 08:34 PM
all i know about red robin it was good when i went there in PA.
kyle M May 23, 2012 at 08:35 PM
But I miss the lonestar steakhouse in fl because it was good when I went there.
kyle M May 23, 2012 at 08:36 PM
I was talking to a friend that was in a different state and they sead that lonestar steakhouse was good.
kyle M May 23, 2012 at 08:36 PM
so i would like to see another lonestar steakhouse in fl.
Rose Anzaldi September 23, 2012 at 01:06 AM
Kyle M....Can I ask how old you are?

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