The Shine’s On Fresh Kitchen

Posted On 12/04/2016 by St. Pete Chamber
Fresh Kitchen, part of the Ciccio Restaurant Group, is a quick service, build-your-own-bowl restaurant. From seasonal veggies and hormone free meats, to cold-pressed juices and hand made sauces, Fresh Kitchen’s chef-inspired menu is entirely gluten-free. They also specialize in small and large event catering.

After opening the first location in Tampa, Fresh Kitchen opened it’s third location in St. Petersburg early this year. Originally, owners James Lanza, and his sons Matthew & Steven, were looking at the meal prep delivery business, but as they developed the menu, they refined the concept to meet the white space in the market for quality food, served fast.

Fresh Kitchen was created to be a place that the owners wanted to eat at and truly believe in. People want to know what’s in their food, and today, their guests rely on Fresh Kitchen to be a place that provides clean, healthy options at a pace to match their active lifestyles. Each Fresh Kitchen has a built-in juice pressing room, uses antibiotic free meats and rotates their daily veggie offering based on what’s in-season today.

When looking into a new location for the third store, the owners noted that St. Petersburg has become a destination for foodies and all varieties of new concepts in recent years. They thought the quick service model would be perfect to meet the needs of the community. Sister brand, Ciccio Cali, is located right down the street on 45th Ave, so they’re familiar with the area.