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LUCY’S RETIRED SURFERS BAR & RESTAURANT ANNOUNCES GLOBAL GROWTH PLANS
New Agreement Calls for Lucy’s Debut in Costa Rica and Aruba
NEW ORLEANS, LA (December 12, 2017) – Costa Rica and Aruba residents and visitors will soon have a new sports bar and dining option. Kirkendoll Management, the New Orleans-based boutique hospitality investment firm, today announced plans to open two new Lucy’s Retired Surfers Bar & Restaurants (Lucy’s) in Costa Rica and Aruba. The two international locations will join Kirkendoll Management’s roster of restaurants, including Lucy’s restaurants in New Orleans and Key West, as well as a French Bistro-inspired American diner in Austin named Bonhomie.
Lucy’s opening in Costa Rica marks the brand’s first international location. The Costa Rican location will open December 15, 2017. The Aruban restaurant is anticipated to open in February 2018.
“We see international markets as an important growth engine for Kirkendoll Management’s Restaurant Division,” said John Kirkendoll, Founder & CEO of Kirkendoll Management. “Kirkendoll Management is particularly excited to diversify from the oversaturated, ultra-competitive U.S. market to international locations where Lucy’s brand will resonate with customers. We are thrilled Lucy’s will be the first US-based brand to open in the Guanacaste Province, and believe the concept will provide a meaningful addition to the Costa Rica community.”
The over thirty-year-old Lucy’s brand got its start in New York City when a California native opened the original Lucy’s on the Upper West Side in 1985. In 1992, Lucy’s moved to the New Orleans Warehouse District, where it’s been a mainstay of New Orleans’ nightlife. In 2016, Lucy’s moved even further south to Key West near the popular Duval Street.
“We gave careful thought when selecting locations for our international expansion,” said Jamie Munoz, Kirkendoll Management’s Restaurant Division Director of Operations. “We believe the Lucy’s concept and menu offerings will resonate with the locals and visitors of both areas.”
Lucy’s international expansion is bringing the brand’s coastal-inspired cuisine, drinks and surfer-inspired theme to Costa Rica’s Playa Brasilito beach in the Guanacaste Province and Oranjestad, the capital city of Aruba.
About Lucy’s Retired Surfers Bar & Restaurant
Founded in 1985, Lucy’s Retired Surfers Bar & Restaurant offers coastal-inspired cuisine and surfer-inspired cocktails. Since its inception nearly 30 years ago, the Lucy’s brand has remained true to its tradition of providing guests an authentic and laidback place to eat, drink and mingle. Lucy’s menu features delicious options of appetizers, salads, sandwiches, tacos, entrees & vibrant cocktails. Lucy’s Retired Surfers Bar & Restaurant currently has locations in Louisiana, Florida and Costa Rica and is owned and operated by New Orleans-based investment company Kirkendoll Management.
To learn more about Lucy’s Retired Surfers Bar & Restaurant, please visit https://www.lucysretiredsurfers.com/.
About Kirkendoll Management, LLC
Founded in 1987, Kirkendoll Management is a privately-owned boutique hospitality investment firm based in New Orleans, Louisiana. Kirkendoll Management owns and operates restaurants and nightclubs in Florida, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Costa Rica. In addition to its company-owned businesses, Kirkendoll Management has licensee operations in California, Florida, Michigan, Australia, New Zealand, and Russia.
For more information on Kirkendoll Management, visit the Company’s Website http://kirkmgmt.com/.