Houston-based restaurant chain Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen has plans for a new 14,000 square-foot restaurant on a three-acre site at on the south side of W Memorial Road at Memorial Park Drive.
The Oklahoma City Planning Commission on Thursday will consider plans for the new seafood restaurant. Pappadeaux specializes in Louisiana-style seafood. It is owned by the Houston-based private restaurant group Pappas Restaurants Inc.
Pappas operates more than 80 restaurants under several different brands in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Ohio and Georgia.
Calls to Pappas Restaurants Houston headquarters were not returned on Monday.
Real estate broker Stuart Graham, vice president with CB Richard Ellis Oklahoma in Oklahoma City, who has been representing the Pappadeaux, confirmed that the restaurant chain has been scouting Oklahoma City, but said he could not discuss plans for the Memorial Road location.
Pappadeaux is one of several restaurants that is in the process of expanding to Oklahoma City’s booming Memorial Road corridor.
Edmond restaurant The Sushi Bar has plans for a second, 6,400 square-foot location on Memorial just west of MacArthur Boulevard.
Sushi Bar owner Jameson Han said he did not have a firm time line for construction to begin on the second location. With the area’s high traffic and numerous new restaurants, it made sense to consider Memorial Road for a second location, Han said.
“It’s really becoming like a destination spot in Oklahoma City,” Han said.
The Plano, Texas,-based fast-casual chain Zoe’s Kitchen is one of several restaurants that has expanded to Oklahoma City’s Memorial Road corridor. Zoe’s Kitchen opened a new 3,100 square-foot restaurant at 14110 N Pennsylvania in July, just north of Memorial Road near Dick’s Sporting Goods.
Locally-owned Revolve Pizza Kitchen opened at 5500 W Memorial Road at the end of June.
Dallas-based entertainment chain Main Event is also building a new 58,000 square-foot location near Memorial Road and Western Avenue that will include multiple restaurants and a bar.