FINAL ROUND OF BEST OF ORLANDO® 2021 VOTING STARTS JUNE 16!

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Pennsylvania filet mignon sandwich chain Nick Filet to open Orlando restaurant on Friday

Posted By on Tue, May 11, 2021 at 10:50 AM

click to enlarge PHOTO VIA INSTAGRAM/NICK FILET
  • Photo via Instagram/Nick Filet

Pennsylvania filet mignon sandwich chain Nick Filet will open its first location outside of Pennsylvania on Friday. Orlandoans who see a nice cut of steak and just wish it was on a bun are in luck, as that pilot franchise is landing in our fair city.

The first Florida location is going where new expansions of chain restaurants beloved by Northerners seem to go now, settling down in the area around Sand Lake Road known as Restaurant Row. Both planned Portillo's and the recently opened World's Largest White Castle are relative neighbors of Nick's, all setting up shop along the corridor that funnels our visitors from Universal Studios and Walt Disney World.



The first franchise of Nick Filet in Florida will be run by Tracy Barone, a Pennsylvanian whose family moved to the area when their daughter began attending UCF.

“This was an opportunity we just couldn’t pass up. I believe in the unique Nick Filet brand and of course love the amazing food – everything just fell into place,” Barone said in a press release. “We’re excited to bring our hometown’s local favorite to our new Florida community."

In addition to filet mignon sandwiches, the chain serves lobster rolls, buckets of chopped and seasoned steak called "filet bites," salads and mac and cheese. The Orlando location is at 7600 Dr. Phillips Blvd. and will open seven days a week. Its hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday to Wednesday; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Thursday to Saturday.

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



Stay on top of Central Florida news and views with our weekly newsletters, and consider supporting this free publication. Our small but mighty team is working tirelessly to bring you Central Florida news, and every little bit helps.

Tags: , , , ,

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at feedback@orlandoweekly.com.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club for as little as $5 a month.

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Read the Digital Print Issue

June 9, 2021

Calendar

© 2021 Orlando Weekly

Website powered by Foundation