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Thursday, January 5, 2012
Burger 21 to join tenant line-up
Lakeland, FL

CASTO, one of the country’s leading real estate organizations, announced today that Tampa-based Burger 21, a fast-casual, chef-inspired burger and shake concept founded in 2010, is bringing its craft burgers and shakes to CASTO’s Lakeside Village, located on the corner of Harden Blvd. and Polk Parkway in Lakeland.

Burger 21 Lakeland features:

  • 2,559 square feet of interior space plus a patio
  • Will seat approximately 70-80 customers
  • Located in Lakeside Village, at 1601 Town Center Drive

    across from GrillSmith Lakeland and next to Cobb Theatres – Lakeside Village 18.

Slated to open in spring 2012, Burger 21 Lakeland will be the fourth corporate-owned Burger 21 location in the Tampa Bay area after the company opens its third corporate-owned location in New Tampa this spring. 

Burger 21’s national franchise program launched is September, and has aggressive growth plans to expand throughout most of the U.S. targeting locations situated in lunch/dinner fast casual restaurant hubs.  While initial expansion efforts will focus on Florida markets, franchise opportunities will be considered in many markets nationwide.

About Burger 21

With two locations open in Tampa, Fla., Burger 21, a “beyond the better burger” fast-casual franchise concept founded in 2010, is a chef-inspired brand with offerings including 21 unique burger creations ranging from hand-crafted, freshly ground beef to chicken, turkey, shrimp and tuna burgers, made-to-order salads, Hebrew National all-beef hot dogs and an extensive shake bar including hand-dipped floats, malts, shakes and sundaes. Burger 21 launched its franchise sales program in September 2011. Burger 21 is an affiliate of Front Burner Brands, a restaurant management company headquartered in Tampa, Fla. For more information, visit www.burger21.com.

About Lakeside Village

Located at the corner of Harden Blvd. and Polk Parkway in Lakeland's upscale Grasslands area, Lakeside Village invites you to stroll, shop, indulge and enjoy. Whether you are looking for a casual eatery, a fine dining experience, a boutique for unique gifts or just a place to relax - Lakeside Village has it all!  For more information, please visit www.shoplakesidevillage.com.


CASTO, a fully integrated real estate organization based in Columbus, Ohio since 1926, is a recognized leader in the ownership, management, acquisition and development of commercial shopping centers and multi-family residences, office buildings and corporate parks.  CASTO’s growing portfolio currently includes over 23 million square feet of commercial property in 90+ shopping centers and more than 4,000 residential units in 14 apartment communities located primarily throughout the Midwestern and southeastern United States and Puerto Rico.  CASTO currently has more than five million square feet of retail in development. To learn more about CASTO, visit www.castoinfo.com.

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