ChampionsGate News


November 2, 2017
The award-winning cafe will open on Monday
CHAMPIONS GATE, Florida – November 2, 2017 – First Watch, the popular Florida-based breakfast, brunch and lunch concept, announced today that it will open its newest restaurant at Champions Gate on Monday, November 6. The 3,500-square-foot restaurant will open at 7 a.m. at 8280 Champions Gate Blvd., and it will employ about 25 people.
Customers of First Watch at Champions Gate will be able to enjoy the eatery’s innovative menu, including popular dishes like Quinoa Power Bowls, Avocado Toast, Lemon Ricotta Pancakes and options from the Fresh Juice Bar – including the best-selling Kale Tonic – juiced in-house daily using only the highest quality fruits and vegetables.
“First Watch has been serving fresh breakfast, brunch and lunch in the Orlando area for more than 20 years,” said Chris Tomasso, president of First Watch. “It’s no surprise that Champions Gate has grown into an impressive and sought-after vacation destination, and we are thrilled to be part of this prospering community.”
First Watch’s curated menu takes an elevated approach to traditional and inventive offerings made to order using farm fresh ingredients. The new restaurant in Lakeland will offer healthy, flavorful favorites like house-made granola and pico de gallo, organic greens, house-roasted vegetables, cage-free eggs and 100% fresh-squeezed orange juice as well as more indulgent, traditional breakfast, brunch and lunch offerings.
The new First Watch will open with the restaurant’s latest interior design, which combines farm fresh elements with a high-energy, urban vibe.
In conjunction with the First Watch opening, the restaurant will donate all money raised from a private pre-opening event to charity. Proceeds from the event at the company’s new Champions Gate restaurant will be donated to Give Kids The World Village, an 84-acre nonprofit resort that provides weeklong, cost-free vacations to children with life-threatening illnesses and their families.
First Watch serves its entire menu seven days a week from 7 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. The restaurant also offers customers complimentary newspapers and free Wi-Fi Internet access.
About First Watch
First Watch specializes in award-winning, made-to-order Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch. A recipient of more than 200 “Best Breakfast” and “Best Brunch” accolades, First Watch offers traditional favorites, such as omelets, pancakes, sandwiches and salads, and unique specialty items like Quinoa Power Bowls, Avocado Toast and the Chickichanga. First Watch was recognized as one of Nation’s Restaurant News’ 2017 Second 100 restaurant brands, and was named the 2016 top Family Dining restaurant by Consumer Reports and a 2015 Top Consumer Pick by Nation’s Restaurant News. First Watch is the largest and fastest-growing daytime-only restaurant concept in the United States with more than 300 restaurants in 26 states, including more than 230 First Watch restaurants, 80 The Egg & I restaurants and one Bread & Company restaurant in Nashville. For more information, visit