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HopCat Port St. Lucie to Open March 31


HopCat – Port St. Lucie to open March 31 with 80 craft taps, free Crack Fries!

Hiring center to open Feb. 12 for 100 new jobs PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla., Feb. 6, 2018 – HopCat – Port St. Lucie will open at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 31, featuring a huge selection of craft beer from around the world, including more than 30 Florida-made selections along with free orders of its famous Crack Fries.

The newly built location, 10553 SW Meeting St., in the Tradition development is in the final stages of construction.

The first 200 guests at the restaurant and bar on March 31 will receive a card good for a free order of HopCat’s award-winning Crack Fries every week for a year. All guests on opening day will receive a free order of Crack Fries, which were named among the Top 10 French Fries in the nation by Food Network Magazine.

A hiring center to fill about 100 jobs at the restaurant and bar is slated to open Monday, Feb. 12, across from the construction site at 10797 SW Tradition Square.

HopCat managers will be conducting on-the-spot interviews for servers, bartenders, cooks, hosts, barbacks, food runners and dishwashers. The hiring center will be open 10 am-6 pm Monday through Friday and noon- 4 pm on Saturdays. Applicants are encouraged to bring a resume and be prepared for an on-the-spot interview.

“Port St. Lucie has been my home for 18 years, so opening a HopCat here is a milestone for me and my family,” said Mark Gray, chief executive officer of HopCat parent company, BarFly Ventures LLC.. “This waterfront location is one of the best in Tradition and will make an ideal place for a craft beer showcase.”

A Local 30 collection of beers will feature 30 selections of the best examples of a variety of styles made in Florida. A full scratch kitchen will offer lunch, dinner and latenight food along with Saturday and Sunday brunch.

Menu specialties will include half-pound cheese-stuffed burgers, Killer Mac & Cheese, hand-battered fish & chips, Detroit-style personal pizzas and a selection of homemade soup, salads and sandwiches.

HopCat – Port St. Lucie also will implement BarFly Ventures’ industry-leading waste reduction program with a goal of diverting 90 percent of waste generated for recycling or composting.

HopCat has been named among the best craft beer bars in the nation by Draft Magazine. Beer Advocate named the original HopCat in Grand Rapids, Mich., “No. 3 Beer Bar on Planet Earth” and RateBeer named it “No. 1 Brewpub in the United States.”

The Port St. Lucie location will be the first HopCat in Florida and the 15th HopCat location. Follow HopCat – Port St. Lucie’s progress on Facebook, Twitter (@HopCatPSL) and Instagram (@HopCatPSL).


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