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Lemonade Debuts Its Seasonal Southern California Comfort Food For The First Time In Orange County

Located in Newport Beach’s Fashion Island Shopping Center, Lemonade will serve signature prepared salads in a fast-casual modern cafeteria setting 

WHAT: Lemonade, the Los Angeles-based fast-casual modern cafeteria-style eatery known for its seasonal southern California comfort food, will officially open its first Orange County location in the Fashion Island Shopping Center mid-August, 2013.

Lemonade captures the southern California spirit of culinary adventure, and an appreciation of the freshest seasonal ingredients, highlighted in familiar dishes with innovative twists from Chef and Founder, Alan Jackson.  “I like to think of Lemonade as a choose-your-own-adventure for lunch or dinner,” Says Jackson.  “A delicious and healthy change of pace, Lemonade marries quality and convenience.”

Bringing that philosophy to the shopping destination, this fast-casual restaurant is ideal for patrons wanting a quick lunch or healthy “grab and go” dinner.  Visitors are invited to continue the “shopping” experience at Lemonade as it allows patrons to “eat with their eyes” by grabbing a tray and selecting from a buffet of prepared hot and cold dishes displayed at the counter.  As with all Lemonade locations, the eatery will offer its signature marketplace salads, slow-cooked braises, artisan sandwiches, soups, decadent desserts and of course quenching flavors of lemonade.  Unique to the new Orange County location will be a wood burning oven for roasting vegetables and flatbreads and a rotisserie for preparing whole roast rib-eye, leg of lamb and chicken.  “We are thrilled to open Lemonade in Newport Beach,” says Ian Olsen, Chief Operating Officer of Lemonade Restaurant Group. “After a long search for the ideal location in Orange County, we believe Fashion Island is a perfect fit.  We are excited to bring our relaxed L.A. approach of contemporary California cuisine to the on-the-go shoppers or patrons catching a movie at Fashion Island.”

Lemonade’s new outpost in Fashion Island will offer an abundance of seating in the bright, modern 3,800 square-foot space, which includes both indoor and outdoor seating, just steps away from the Fashion Island movie theater.

Chef Alan Jackson’s commitment to fresh seasonal ingredients is reflected in their eleven other Southern California locations, including Downtown LA, Beverly Hills, Venice, Brentwood, Manhattan Beach, Pasadena, USC, MOCA, Westlake Village, Larchmont and at the Delta terminal at LAX.

WHEN: Mid-August, 2013

WHERE: Fashion Island 401 Newport Center Drive  Newport Beach, CA 92660

ABOUT LEMONADE:

Lemonade (www.LemonadeLA.com) is a Los Angeles-based restaurant company best described as seasonal southern California comfort food in a fast-casual cafeteria setting. First opened in 2008 by Chef and Founder Alan Jackson, Lemonade offers fresh, healthy food made from seasonal ingredients and caters to people looking for a quick lunch or a healthy “grab and go” dinner.  Since the opening of its flagship location in Downtown Los Angeles more than four years ago, Lemonade has opened ten locations throughout Los Angeles and surrounding communities.  Current locations include Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Venice, Manhattan Beach, MOCA, Pasadena, USC, Westlake Village, Terminal 5 at Los Angeles International Airport, and the newest location in the Larchmont shopping village.

ABOUT FASHION ISLAND:

As Orange County’s premier coastal shopping experience, Fashion Island features exclusive specialty boutiques, world-class department stores and a diverse assortment of restaurants and cafes. Visited by millions of visitors annually, Fashion Island offers a sophisticated yet relaxed, resort-like atmosphere that is distinctively Southern California, with pristine views of the Pacific Ocean.  Owned by Irvine Company, Fashion Island is home toOrange County’s only Neiman Marcus, as well as Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s, Bloomingdale’s Home Store and Macy’s – in addition to Orange County’s only C. Wonder, Ella Moss, Trina Turk, Vince, Joie and Halston Heritage.  For more information, please visit www.ShopFashionIsland.com.