Disney's Flamingo Crossings Orlando shopping center signs Cincinnati-based Skyline Chili restaurant – Orlando Business Journal – Orlando Business Journal

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Cincinnati-based Skyline Chili, a chain with Florida locations, is ready to set foot in metro Orlando near Walt Disney World.
The restaurant plans to open a location at Flamingo Crossings Town Center by early 2023. Flamingo Crossings is the Disney masterplanned mixed-use development and retail center west of the theme park giant.
“The Central Florida Skyline owners, Wendell and Daniel Hunsucker, can’t wait to serve your Skyline Chili favorites, located at Flamingo Crossings Town Center,” said the firm on its Facebook page.
This will be Skyline’s sixth Florida restaurant. The brand also has locations in Bradenton, Clearwater, Ft. Myers, Naples and Sunrise.
Its menu features hotdogs, sandwiches, burritos, wraps and more, all with its signature chili, and of course the iconic Cincinnati-style chili dish with spaghetti. The menu also includes vegetarian options.
General requirements for franchises include:
The initial franchise fee is $20,000 with an area development fee of $5,000. Royalty fees include 4% of gross sales and advertising fees of 4% of gross sales, said the company’s website.
Executives with Disney were not available for further comment.
The 200,000-square-foot Flamingo Crossings shopping center has a long list of restaurants and retailers planned, including 7-Eleven, Ben & Jerry’s, Bento Asian Kitchen + Sushi, Domino’s, Dunkin, Ellie Lou’s Brews & BBQ, Firehouse Subs, Five Below, Five Guys, Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ Dining, PDQ, Persimmon Hollow Brewing Company, Pieology Pizzeria, Target, The UPS Store, Walgreens and Wendy’s.
New restaurants bring more employment opportunities to the region, including hospitality jobs, as well as temporary construction jobs for new buildings or interior buildout. They also help landlords lease up shopping centers and provide an amenity for existing residents and workers in the area, helping make developing areas more desirable.
Population growth in the Winter Garden area — which is near Flamingo Crossings — is fueling a need for more dining spots, Colliers Executive Managing Director of Retail Services Jorge Rodriguez, previously told Orlando Business Journal. Growing epicenters such as Walt Disney World’s Flamingo Crossings mixed-use development and Unicorp National Developments Inc.’s The Mark at Horizon West are commanding new tenant activity.
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