La Boucherie continued its international expansion when it opened its first restaurant in the United States. The restaurant in Orlando is the 15th the brand has opened outside France.
The La Boucherie brand’s new international address is at Bayhill Plaza, 7603 Turkey Lake Road, just five minutes from Orlando’s world-famous Universal Studios theme park. The newly redeveloped Bayhill Plaza shopping mall is extremely well-situated on the north-south artery, Orlando’s main retail corridor.
The 98-seat restaurant also has a covered terrace seating 30, and a staff of 20: Franco-American in the kitchen and 100% local for front-of-house.
The owner and franchisee, Claude Wolff, has been living in the United States for 12 years. After opening a very successful café-bistro, he wanted to do something even more ambitious… Already an admirer of the French version of the La Boucherie brand, he felt the concept was a good one and recognized its potential, which is why he decided to get together with childhood friend Philippe Mougeot, a network manager at La Boucherie. “Opening this restaurant in Orlando is the culmination of several months’ work on the project with the La Boucherie group and its teams. But above all it’s been about people, work and friendship” they declare.
La Boucherie’s menu—while adapting to local tastes and constraints—will introduce Americans to specialties from France such as pot-au-feu, blanquette de veau, escargots, foie gras and profiteroles…Not to mention the brand's beloved staples—carpaccio and tartares, and of course its “grill menu” will be presenting the brand’s core business: grilled meats.
“We won’t compromise on any of the brand’s values or promises.” The La Boucherie brand’s traditional expertise in selecting, cutting and aging meat are all highlighted. Claude Wolff points out that “thanks to our local partner we are able to offer our American customers the same quality of meat, selected with the same meticulous passion as they employ at Cavia’r, the La Boucherie restaurants’ meat cutting and aging workshop in France.”
Quality, product origin, and sticking to the recipe—the keys to success. “Jérémie Marchand, the La Boucherie Restaurants leading chef, came to Orlando for two weeks to train our kitchen team,” explains Claude Wolff.
The wine list hasn’t been forgotten either. It includes a few California wines, of course, but center stage is a selection of French wines that have been specially chosen to complement the dishes on the menu.
Atmosphere and conviviality are also an integral part of the La Boucherie experience in Orlando. The red and white decor and prize-winner’s plaques on the tiled walls immerse customers in the ambiance of a traditional French butcher’s shop, just like the brand’s restaurants in France.
LA BOUCHERIE RESTAURANT, ORLANDO
Bayhill Plaza - 7603 Turkey Lake Road - 32819 Orlando, FL USA
Open 7 days a week,
from 11:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and until 11:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights