First Watch, a popular restaurant serving breakfast, brunch and lunch, will open a new location in Concord Mills in late October. The Concord location will be the fourth in the area — there are currently locations in Fort Mill, Matthews and on Providence Farm Lane in Charlotte.
“First Watch is a favorite among all age groups, but we tend to skew a little younger. The fresh, healthy items on the menu attracts the 18-24 crowd,” Adam Garza, director of marketing for the franchise, told CharlotteFive.
Speaking of the menu, the Million Dollar Bacon — hardwood smoked bacon baked with brown sugar, dusted with black pepper and cayenne, and drizzled with maple syrup — is a popular item.
If you’re watching your waistline or looking to find a plant-based dish, check out the “Healthier Side” of the menu, which offers vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options. We hear the avocado toast goes fast. It’s topped with extra virgin olive oil, a squeeze of lemon and Maldon sea salt, and is served with two eggs on the side.
Lunch offerings include a pesto chicken power bowl with quinoa, house-roasted tomatoes, kale and shredded carrots, feta and fresh herbs, along with salads and sandwiches.
Guests enjoy free WiFi and complimentary newspapers. The community table, complete with electrical outlets, is a popular meeting place and work space.
The restaurant is currently under construction at the corner of Concord Mills Boulevard and Derita Road.
8225 Christenbury Pkwy., Concord
Open seven days a week from 7 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.