SEATTLE, July 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ivar's Restaurants "o-fish-ially" announced today it will open a new Bothell restaurant in August. The new location will be located in the Canyon Park shopping center (24016 Bothell-Everett Highway), and marks the return of Ivar's to Bothell after closing its former location in the city 3 years ago. Located at, adjacent to the Safeway in the Lakeside at Canyon Creek Shopping Center, this grand opening marks the 24th Seafood Bar for the popular fast-casual restaurant.
"This marks the 24th restaurant location for Ivar's, and we're excited to come back to Bothell, where we always enjoyed a supportive customer base," said Dave Fechter, director of operations for all Ivar's Seafood Bars. "Our last location in Bothell was open from 1978 to 2009, but it was closed amid the downtown revitalization construction plans. Now we are back, and look forward serving the Bothell community with our classic fish 'n chips and new menu items."
The new 2,020 square foot Seafood Bar will feature seating for 94 guests, including spots in comfortable booths, at custom tables and chairs carved with the famous Ivar's "Keep Clam" slogan, and outdoor tables complete with umbrellas. In addition, the location will feature a soup display with an array of Ivar's world-famous chowders and soups along with a fresh salad and sandwich station with hand-tossed salads and sandwiches made to order. The classic menu offerings, such as Ivar's Fish 'n Chips and Grilled Platters, will be joined by new entrees and sides such as the Grilled Salmon BLT, Crab Cake Sandwich and Grilled Fish Tacos.
"Ivar's is a beloved institution and a great corporate citizen," said City of Bothell Mayor Mark Lamb. "As Mayor of the City of Bothell, I am thrilled to see Ivar's Restaurant return here and wish them great success in their new location."
The Ivar's Bothell Seafood Bar will employ approximately 25 local staffers and is looking to fill a wide range of positions via on-site recruiting days and submitted applications. Those wishing to apply should send their cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A grand-opening celebration plan is underway, and fans can learn more by visiting the Ivar's website (www.ivars.com) or by following Ivar's on Facebook (www.facebook.com/IvarsRestaurants) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/IvarsClam).
Ivar's Seafood Restaurants began on Seattle's waterfront in 1938. Today, there are 23 Ivar's fast casual Seafood Bars and three full-service restaurants: Ivar's Acres of Clams, Ivar's Salmon House and Ivar's Mukilteo Landing. Ivar's Seafood, Soup and Sauce Company markets and sells its award-winning soups, chowders and sauces both nationally and internationally. The company also operates regional stadium concessions including Safeco Field, CenturyLink Field, KeyArena, Bank of America Arena, Husky Stadium and Cheney Stadium. Learn more at www.Ivars.com.