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Bushfire Kitchen Slates First OC Location

Bushfire Kitchen, a California-based restaurant brand, is set to open its newest location in Mission Viejo. The restaurant is set to open in mid-2024, located on Alicia Parkway in the Mission Viejo Alicia Landing retail center, a Target-anchored mall.

“After years of persistent requests from our loyal guests, we are excited to open our first Orange County location and bring our healthy comfort food to the incredible community of Mission Viejo,” said Oliver Barwin, CEO of Bushfire Kitchen.

Justin McMahon of JLL represented Bushire Kitchen in negotiating the lease. The new location will accommodate 80-plus diners both indoors and outdoors on the shaded and heated patio.

The Mission Viejo location marks the group’s seventh unit, joining current restaurants in Rancho Cucamonga, Eastvale, Menifee, Temecula, Carlsbad and Del Mar. Bushfire Kitchen plans to continue its expansion in Orange County and throughout California, with additional openings coming soon.

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