MBJ: Babalu announces location for second restaurant
“Babalu Tacos & Tapas revealed where its second Memphis location will take up residence.
Jackson, Mississippi-based Eat Here Brands includes: Babalu, Table 100, Interim Restaurant & Bar and locations of Five Guys Burgers and Fries.
Latham confirmed in April the company was scoping East Memphis for a second location. The current Babalu is in Overton Square.
The new restaurant will not be on Poplar Avenue, but rather in a side tenant bay near the base of the International Paper towers. The space will have roughly 150 seats inside, with 30 to 40 on the patio.
The interviewing process will likely start two months prior to its opening, and Latham said he expects they will hire around 100 people. Those employees will train at the Overton Square Babalu. Each Babalu also has its own executive chef, which allows for slight menu variations between locations, but Latham said customers can still expect to find their popular guacamole and chips.