Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Sugarloaf Mills Will Soon Have Fewer Dining Options

Discover Mills Sugarloaf Mills will reportedly lose many of their current food court tenants January
31st.

Burger King, Chili's Too, Great Steak & Potato and Popeye's are all slated for closure at month's end.  Originally, the restaurants were to close January 3rd but will remain open til the 31st.

Bethesda, Maryland-based HMSHost is the franchisee of all the involved restaurants, although usually they stick to restaurant operations within transportation hubs, like airport terminals.  HMSHost is owned by Italy based Autogrill, a large multinational corporation with significant retail, restaurant and catering holdings across Europe and North America.

Other dining options are available within the food court like Subway and Great Wraps, but to lose so many restaurants at the same time would be a big blow to the outlet center.  Johnny Rockets closed a number of their Atlanta area locations, their restaurant within the Mills food court being one of them.

Sugarloaf Mills is one of the only, if not the only high profile mall without a Chick-fil-A.  Might the end of month closures pave the way for the Atlanta-based chicken chain to open?

What would you like to see open in the food court?   Please share your thoughts in the comment section below. 

1 comment:

3rdnlong said...

The Johnny Rockets and Sbarro were also owned by HMS. After Foodbrand LLC sold their Mall operations here HMS managed it into the ground.