Seasons 52 Fresh Grill and Wine Bar Announces Phoenix Grand Opening

New Biltmore Fashion Park Location Opens October 25, 2010

PHOENIX, AZ and ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwire - September 8, 2010) -  Seasons 52 is pleased to announce the grand opening of the Biltmore Fashion Park location takes place on October 25, 2010. The highly acclaimed fresh grill and wine bar, known for its seasonally inspired menu, recently celebrated its first west coast opening two weeks ago at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, California. A few weeks from now, the executive team, staff members, and people of Phoenix will soon be celebrating the second western region location and Arizona's first, at Biltmore Fashion Park. 

"We are excited to open our doors in Phoenix and proud to share the Seasons 52 dining experience with our guests," said Stephen Judge, president of Seasons 52. "At Seasons 52, we believe one can indulge in exciting the palate and celebrate living well at the same time. There are no compromises with our amazing food, impeccable service, and stylish, yet, relaxed and fun setting."

Seasons 52 is recognized for its forward-thinking restaurant concept with proven consumer appeal. Renowned for its seasonally inspired menu and fresh approach to dining, the award-winning concept has capitalized on meeting the demands of sophisticated, culinary-savvy diners. Seasons 52 changes the menu four times a year with weekly fresh features to truly capture the flavors of the season. Each valued patron can be guaranteed the highest quality fresh food prepared without compromising great taste or a rich and complete dining experience. Nothing on the menu is more than 475 calories, from its signature flatbreads and other appetizers, to all entrees and its mini indulgence desserts, which were originally created at Seasons 52 in Orlando in 2002. Year after year, Seasons 52 has been praised and celebrated by restaurant critics across the country and people's choices awards, alike.

The Biltmore Seasons 52 will seat 116 diners in its main dining area, and 91 in a piano bar featuring live music every night. Additionally, the restaurant will offer three private dining rooms to accommodate small and large private gatherings and an exclusive chef's table that seats 10 guests for a multi-course dining experience complete with wine pairings. Two of the private dining rooms can be combined as one venue to seat a total of 100 guests. The patio seats 36 guests and is the perfect setting for a cocktail reception on its own or prior to a group private dining. Seasons 52 offer the perfect ambiance for business lunches, romantic dinners, socializing with friends and any private group celebrations or corporate events. 

"We are thrilled to have Seasons 52 with us," said Karen Litton, property manager for Biltmore Fashion Park. "Their concept is the perfect addition to our great mix of retailers and eateries. Our shoppers, local residents and business community will all be delighted with Seasons 52."

The hiring process for the more than 100 job openings will begin September 13, 2010 at 8AM at the new location and continues for approximately two weeks. At two previous hiring events, more than 1,600 applicants applied at the open interview sessions. Full time benefits include access to first day medical, dental and life insurance, and education assistance programs. After meeting the required duration of employment, full-time team members are also eligible for 401K match, paid vacation and discounted stock options. Seasons 52 also offers an excellent training program and believes in promoting its valued team members to excel within the organization as the company expands.

About Seasons 52 -- Seasons 52 is a unique restaurant concept that meets the taste expectations of today's culinary savvy adults. The menu is orchestrated by award-winning chef Clifford Pleau, and is inspired by the seasons and the fresh appeal of the farmer's market... 52 weeks a year. The award-winning wine list which is created and developed by Master Sommelier George Miliotes (the 152nd master sommelier in the world) consistently wins praise for its diverse international selection of 100 wines, including 60 offered by the glass. The casually sophisticated dining ambiance typifies the upscale market restaurant segment, which is outpacing the growth of other restaurant industry segments. Seasons 52 debuted in 2003 and currently operates locations in Florida, Georgia, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Illinois, and California (South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa). Seasons 52 will open additional restaurants in Plano, TX, Phoenix, AZ and Coral Gables, FL in Fall 2010, Indianapolis, IN, in Winter 2011, North Bethesda, MD and McLean, VA (Tysons Corner) in Spring 2011, and Naples, FL in Fall 2011. For more information, visit

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