P.F. Chang’s Adds Fifth Manhattan Location for Off-Premise Dining
Newmark Retail arranged a 2,230-square-foot lease at 885 Eighth Ave. for thenewest P.F. Chang’s To Go. This marks the fifth such lease in the city in the past 18 months as P.F. Chang’s expands its off-premise dining concept throughout the country.
Vice chairman Ariel Schuster and associate director Mitch Heifetz represented P.F. Chang’s in this transaction and are helping the brand expand nationally, including seven recent transactions in Florida and one in Glendale, CO, with several more in progress.The new restaurant will allow more guests to experience the P.F. Chang’s brand via online ordering, takeout, catering and delivery using DeliverSafe eco-friendly packaging.
“Off-premise dining for notable food purveyors had been a growing category pre-pandemic; however, since last March, this asset class has only accelerated due to demand from many folks as the shelter-in-place restrictions were implemented,” said Schuster.
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