EXIT 36 to Atlantic Blvd, North Broward County to Pompano Beach, FL
Off upcoming EXIT 36 to Atlantic Boulevard there are many eateries including Subway, Dunkin, Taco Bell, Gianni’s Italian, Dandee’s Donut Factory, Borogodo’s Brazilian Grill, and brew pub 26 Degrees Brewing Company. As you drive along Florida’s highways, no doubt you will see lots and lots of chain restaurants. Not too many years ago Florida was virgin territory. But now it is growing in leaps and bounds. A lot of that growth is organic: Tourists come to visit and then they eventually choose to stay. Not just retirees but corporations have relocated here — a lot of those are associated with the huge annual influx of tourists.
For example, the iconic Japanese Themed Benihana’s first introduced its Table grill concept in New York City but relocated to Miami Florida where tourists were more inclined to try something new once they were outside of their normal surroundings.
Here new meals and even entirely new restaurant concepts are first introduced in Florida.
According to an article by Barbara Farfan on the website The Balance Careers dot com, “The HQ-level managers and executives of some of the largest U.S. restaurant chains like Burger King, Checkers/Rally’s, and Darden Restaurants (Olive Garden, Seasons 52, Capital Grille, Yard House, Bahama Breeze, Longhorn Steakhouse, and Eddie V's) manage their national and global operations from Florida.
In fact, there is a significant number of regional, national, and global restaurant chains with home offices in Florida, where new restaurant concepts find fertile testing grounds with hungry tourists.”
“Job hunters seeking their first retail management or home office job, as well as existing retail employees looking for retail career advancement, are likely to be successful when they look for those retail HQ management-level jobs in Florida. That’s because Florida is second only to California in the number and size of major U.S. retail industry companies that are headquartered there. In addition, some of the world’s most valuable retail brands and some of the newest and most innovative retail and restaurant chains are headquartered in Florida.”
So dear road trippers, consider this: if you are like the hundred and ten plus millions of tourists that are just visiting, you may want to try out a new restaurant or a new meal. But you may also want to consider Florida’s once virgin swamplands as a fertile launchpad for your next career!