Elior North America, one of the top six food service companies in North America, recently signed a lease for 13,000 square feet at the new 25-story 300 South Tryon.
They will be moving their 50-employee corporate headquarters from West Charlotte to Uptown, effectively doubling their office space and giving them room open a new french bistro and coffee shop. Over the next year, they plan on growing to over 150 employees in Charlotte, including both new hires and relocations.
“Since opening here in 2008 with fewer than 10 team members working in the airport area, we have watched the city of Charlotte grow and thrive,” said Brian Poplin, President and CEO of Elior North America. “We have grown as well with 16 regional food service management organizations to create the Elior North America family of companies – and now we’re expanding our presence in Charlotte, demonstrating our commitment to helping make a great city even greater. Our team members look forward to moving Uptown and becoming part of this vibrant urban landscape.”
The company now employs over 15,000 people across the country – they’ve even recently been ranked as the #2 fastest growing food service company in America.
Their 6,800 square foot bistro will be a brasserie-style French restaurant facing Tryon Street and is scheduled to open next Spring. Their 2,000 square foot coffee shop, facing Romare Bearden Park along Third Street, is scheduled to open this coming Fall.