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Don The Beachcomber restaurant set to make 2024 Central Florida debut near Walt Disney World

A brand new tiki bar and restaurant experience is coming to Central Florida!


After the Don the Beachcomber brand collapsed, the brand name was acquired back in 2021 by 23 Restaurant Services, a Tampa based hospitality company.


23 Restaurant Services is also the parent company of Ford’s Garage and Yeoman’s Cask & Lion.


23 Restaurant Services are now at the beginning of an exciting journey that will see them roll out a chain of new Tiki themed restaurants featuring the Don the Beachcomber branding, across the Southeastern United States over the next several years.


Don the Beachcomber restaurant set to make 2024 Central Florida debut near Walt Disney World

The company has ambitious plans to create between 10 to 15 Don the Beachcomber restaurants, including two Don the Beachcomber restaurants and bars under development in Central Florida, one in Brevard County and another in Orlando, close to Walt Disney World.


The new concept will be incorporated into 23 Restaurant Service's popular Tiki Docks concept that can currently be found in Riverview and St. Pete, with a third location on the way to Madeira Beach.


Each of the new restaurants will feature the eccentric, Polynesian-inspired design and flamboyant, rum-based drinks that have become synonymous with Don the Beachcomber locations for more than 90 years,.


Don the Beachcomber restaurant set to make 2024 Central Florida debut near Walt Disney World

The company’s president, Marc Brown, said “Don the Beachcomber is the most iconic brand in Tiki history, so it’s impossible to overstate how excited we are about what lies ahead,” Brown said. “We look forward to leveraging our expertise in management and operational excellence to reintroduce the world to the legend that is Don the Beachcomber.”


The first of the new combined restaurants scheduled to open appears to be the one planned for Viera, a master-planned community on the east coast in Brevard County, midway between Cocoa Beach and Melbourne.


Don the Beachcomber restaurant set to make 2024 Central Florida debut near Walt Disney World

The second restaurant, a new waterfront concept will be in the Orlando area, near Walt Disney World in Horizon West.


The location will be within Hamlin, along the shore of Lake Hancock.The restaurant will be more than 8,700 square feet for the restaurant and 3,700 square feet for an outdoor covered patio along the lake with total capacity for at least 300.


The outdoor covered patio will have views of the fireworks high in the sky above Walt Disney World.



Don the Beachcomber restaurant set to make 2024 Central Florida debut near Walt Disney World

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