Grumpy’s Restaurant Opens Newest Location in Crossings at Wildlight Shopping Center

Grumpy's Restaurant Opens Newest Location in Crossings at Wildlight Shopping Center

Beloved Jacksonville diner brings its popular Southern Style food to the Yulee community

Grumpy's Restaurant Opens Newest Location in Crossings at Wildlight Shopping CenterGrumpy’s Restaurant, an award-winning full-service Americana breakfast, lunch and brunch diner, is excited to announce its newest opening. The diner has entered the Yulee community to continue its success and popularity. The new location, located at 76030-6 William Burgess Blvd., Yulee, FL in the Crossings at Wildlight shopping center, opened on Monday, February 27th.

Husband and wife duo and longtime Nassau County residents, LeAnne & Ray Rhoden are the newest owners in the Grumpy’s Restaurant Franchise. As the brand has seen increasing levels of demand in Florida, the duo is excited to finally bring the popular diner to Yulee after signing a lease and franchise agreement with the Grumpy’s team in 2021. LeAnne brings over 25 years of successful quick service restaurant franchise ownership experience to the table and is ready to put her skills to work in her new venture.

“I’ve spent so long in the restaurant industry because I enjoy being able to serve my community and bring them together over a meal,” said LeAnne. “Ray and I are lifelong residents of Nassau County and have seen the great success Grumpy’s has had in the surrounding areas. We can’t wait to bring it to our hometown.”

With four open locations in Orange Park, Middleburg, St. John’s and Neptune Beach, Grumpy’s prides itself on made-to-order and always-made-from-scratch comfort food and sweet southern hospitality all at a working-class price. Grumpy’s serves breakfast, lunch and brunch along with an array of daily and weekly chalkboard specials which include a variety of sandwiches, homemade soups, salads, signature coffee, freshly squeezed juices, homemade hot chocolate and desserts.

“Our Grumpy’s family work extremely hard to provide the best service and food to the communities we serve,” said Daniel DeLeon, President and CEO of Grumpy’s. “We’re honored to be the leading breakfast and lunch provider in Jacksonville and the surrounding areas, and hope to continue to keep expanding in order to bring our food to more people. As we continue to grow, we want our team to grow with us and we plan to keep hiring more members to add to the Grumpy’s family.”

Grumpy's Restaurant Opens Newest Location in Crossings at Wildlight Shopping Center

Grumpy’s Restaurant was born out of passion and love for bringing family and friends together over great diner food. Our commitment and mission are to deliver the highest quality dining experience at an affordable price for families everywhere. Grumpy’s will never waver on our commitment to excellent home-style cooking, attention-to-detail, sweet southern hospitality and serving a hungry-person’s portion at a working-class price. All while closing at 2:00PM, providing the ultimate family, work and life balance. 

Founded in 1999 and franchising since 2019, Grumpy’s Restaurant is a traditional Americana, full-service restaurant offering breakfast, lunch and brunch. Grumpy’s offers fresh, made-to-order and always-made-from-scratch menu items at an affordable, family-friendly price. Today there are four locations open and one franchise location in development in Northeast Florida.

Including a franchise fee of $40,000, the initial investment necessary to open a single location ranges between $574,000 and $1,294,000. Each Grumpy’s Restaurant location will occupy approximately 2,800 square feet of real estate and will have approximately 120 seats.

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