Skillets restaurant for breakfast and lunch is coming to Bradenton area
A Naples-based breakfast and lunch catering company with a stunning menu plans to open its first Bradenton-area restaurant by mid-June.
Skillets’ new 180-seat restaurant, located in School House Plaza at 9722 State Road 64 E., across from Carlos E. Haile Middle School, offers four main menu categories: Early Bird, Breakfast, Lunch and children.
The Early Risers menu, available 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Monday through Friday, offers a variety of dishes for $ 8.95, including coffee, tea, or soft drinks.
Among the early bird selections: Skillet omelet with bacon, tomato and Swiss cheese, topped with fresh avocado, served with potatoes, toast and a cup of fresh fruit. Other early risers include the Panegger (pancake and egg dish), the breakfast pan (two eggs your way, potatoes and slice of bacon or sausage, toast, and fruit bowl) and Noreen’s Breakfast (steamed spinach, sliced grilled tomatoes, topped with avocado and chives, served with a poached egg, wheat toast and a bowl of fruit).
The breakfast menu then switches to a variety of pans (yes, many dishes are served in pans), ranging from corned beef mince to vegetarian options. Also on the breakfast menu: multiple ways to have pancakes, omelets, fritattas, egg benedict, waffles, French toast, blintz and pancakes, and more.
The extensive lunch menu has something for everyone, from sandwiches and wraps to tacos, quesadillas, soups and salads. Yes, there is a lot of choice for lunch, but the breakfast menu really looks like the 4th of July breakfast.
Ross and Noreen Edlund founded Skillets Restaurants in 1995 in Naples and now have five restaurants in Collier County, three in the Fort Myers area and two in Sarasota County, serving traditional American cuisine focused on high quality ingredients. , as well as on healthy foods. option.
“We started our restaurants in 1995 and have grown with the city,” said CEO Ross Edlund. “There is a lot of love in food.”
The Edlunds decided to open a restaurant in Manatee County about five years ago, attracted by the growth of the Bradenton and Lakewood Ranch area.
The stoves could have opened even earlier, except for the coronavirus pandemic. Fortunately, most of the seating in the new restaurant is outside.
“We have a nice big terrace,” said Ross Edlund.
“We have a great breakfast, the best around. We make our own breads and everything is made from scratch, ”he said.
Before becoming a restaurateur, Ross Edlund was a baker. Her breads, scones and cookies are all homemade according to her own recipes. Skillets pancake and waffle doughs are also Edlund’s creations, made from scratch.
Noreen is particularly proud of Skillets’ healthy menu selections, identified on the menu as Blue zone options.
Hats off to the local scene, the restaurant is adorned with photos of landmarks in the Bradenton area.
“We’re so excited. People tell us you’re making the best decision of your career by coming to Bradenton,” Ross said.
Skillets is open daily from 7:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and serves breakfast and lunch. The restaurant also offers catering, curbside pickup and delivery services via Doordash.
For more information on the stoves, visit frying pansrestaurants.com / or dial 941-254-4609. The restaurant is planning an on-site job fair from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, June 4. Applicants can also apply online on the company’s website.
This story was originally published May 28, 2021 5:00 a.m.