The wait is almost over. Wintzell’s Oyster House has set the opening for next week, with a goal of Tuesday.
Wintzell’s has been renovating a former Japanese steakhouse on Ashville Road in Leeds for about six months.
Managers have been interviewing and hiring locals to fill jobs for several weeks.
Hallmark Hospitality Group owns the franchise restaurant, which includes Jones and partners Keith Hall and Frank Hall, (no relation).
The restaurant is spacious, with availability to seat 200 in the restaurant area and includes a banquet room with meeting space that can seat 100. That means they can fit large groups and they plan to cater.
The original Wintzell’s location in Mobile has been open for more than 80 years and has several Birmingham locations.
The Wintzell’s owners credit Leeds Mayor David Miller with recruiting them to the city to bring another sit-down restaurant option.