New-to-market steak and seafood restaurant to open in former Mimi’s Cafe location

A new-to-market steak and seafood restaurant is coming to the East End this summer, according to Louisville Business First.Connors Steak & Seafood will open its first Louisville location at 615 S. Hurstbourne Parkway, a space previously occupied by Mimi’s Cafe which closed in 2020.Connors specializes in aged steaks and fresh seafood, as well as gourmet salads, and pastas. It is owned by Knoxville, Tennessee-based Connor Concepts LLC, which also is the parent company of The Chop House. J. Michael Connor, president and CEO of Connor Concepts, said the restaurant has been wildly successful for the company. Looking at the menu for the Knoxville Connors, mesquite-grilled steaks such as ribeye, sirloins, filets and strips range in price from $28 to $43 and come with a soup or salad and one side. USDA and dry-aged steaks are listed as market price. Sandwiches are $17-$18.”It does fairly high volumes for us,” Connor said. “Typically, in all the markets just about, we usually rate at the top of the steak restaurants on Trip Advisor. So, we got some pretty good accolades mainly from the reviews because we don’t really advertise.”The company had a Chop House restaurant in Lexington for 25 years, but closed it in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Connor said he expects to hire about 100 employees for the new restaurants, and the non-tipped staff will make at least $15 an hour. One of the reasons the company decided to locate in Louisville was the city’s college system, which offers it a strong recruiting base.”That’s always a real issue for us as we go to new sites and new cities,” Connor said. “We really have decided against some cities specifically because they’re just really hard to get staffed.”For on the new-to-Louisville restaurant you can read Louisville Business First’s complete article here.

A new-to-market steak and seafood restaurant is coming to the East End this summer, according to Louisville Business First.

Connors Steak & Seafood will open its first Louisville location at 615 S. Hurstbourne Parkway, a space previously occupied by Mimi’s Cafe which closed in 2020.

Connors specializes in aged steaks and fresh seafood, as well as gourmet salads, and pastas. It is owned by Knoxville, Tennessee-based Connor Concepts LLC, which also is the parent company of The Chop House.

J. Michael Connor, president and CEO of Connor Concepts, said the restaurant has been wildly successful for the company. Looking at the menu for the Knoxville Connors, mesquite-grilled steaks such as ribeye, sirloins, filets and strips range in price from $28 to $43 and come with a soup or salad and one side. USDA and dry-aged steaks are listed as market price. Sandwiches are $17-$18.

“It does fairly high volumes for us,” Connor said. “Typically, in all the markets just about, we usually rate at the top of the steak restaurants on Trip Advisor. So, we got some pretty good accolades mainly from the reviews because we don’t really advertise.”

The company had a Chop House restaurant in Lexington for 25 years, but closed it in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Connor said he expects to hire about 100 employees for the new restaurants, and the non-tipped staff will make at least $15 an hour. One of the reasons the company decided to locate in Louisville was the city’s college system, which offers it a strong recruiting base.

“That’s always a real issue for us as we go to new sites and new cities,” Connor said. “We really have decided against some cities specifically because they’re just really hard to get staffed.”

For on the new-to-Louisville restaurant you can read Louisville Business First’s complete article here.

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