Five Guys Burgers and Fries, a much-beloved D.C.-area-based chain, is coming soon to Lakewood Village, according to a sign posted at 2923 Lakewood Village. The chain is famous for its thick hamburgers, unlimited toppings and fresh cut fries.
That outlet will be just down the way from the second area Panera Bread, currently under construction at 2812 Lakewood Village and scheduled to open as early as October. (There's a Panera now in the Pleasant Ridge Town Center on Cantrell.)
Farther on the horizon: Midwest chain BRAVO! Cucina Italiana is headed to the Promenade at Chenal in early spring of 2010. The menu of the white-tablecloth Italian restaurant includes everything from calamari to wood-grilled steaks. This will be the first Arkansas location for the chain.