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The Filet Mignon sandwich chain Nick Filet from Pennsylvania opens the Orlando restaurant on Friday

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Filet mignon sandwich chain Nick Filet from Pennsylvania will open its first location outside of Pennsylvania on Friday. Orlandoans who see a nice piece of steak and just wish it was on a bun are in luck because this pilot franchise lands in our trade fair town.

The first Florida location is where new expansions to chain restaurants loved by northerners appear to be in the area around Sand Lake Road known as Restaurant Row. Both the planned Portillo’s and the recently opened World’s Largest White Castle are relative neighbors of Nick’s, all of which are opening a store along the corridor that separates our visitors from Universal Studios and Walt Disney World.

Nick Filet’s first Florida franchise is run by Tracy Barone, a Pennsylvanian whose family moved to the area when her daughter started attending the UCF.

“This was an opportunity we just couldn’t miss. I believe in the unique Nick Filet brand and of course I love the fantastic food – everything just went together, ”Barone said in a press release. “We’re excited to bring our hometown local favorite to our new Florida community.”

In addition to filet mignon sandwiches, the chain serves lobster rolls, buckets of minced and seasoned steak known as “filet bites”, salads, as well as mac and cheese. The Orlando location is 7600 Dr. Phillips Blvd. and is open seven days a week. The opening times are Sunday to Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

A second company-owned location is in the works for Orlando, although no location has been announced.

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