Southern foodies and country music fans gather round … Country music superstar, Blake Shelton, is set to open a brand new, $15 million restaurant called Ole Red, right here in Orlando! This will be the restaurant’s fourth location after being founded in Nashville, Tenn.
Ole Red is inspired by country music superstar and Opry member Blake Shelton’s satirical hit “Ol’ Red” and will bring the best of southern food, hospitality and live country music to one of the nation’s most attractive and popular tourism markets.
Blake Shelton said, “We’ve brought Ole Red to some of my favorite places, and I’m excited to have another spot for country music fans to have fun with their friends and family. I think it’s impossible to visit Orlando and not have a good time, and that’s why I know Ole Red is going to fit right in.”
The restaurant will be located at the ICON Orlando 360 development. The $15 million Ole Red Orlando project is expected to be approximately 15,000 square feet over two levels and will seat approximately 500 guests. Ole’ Red Orlando is set to feature country classics like live music with state-of-the-art acoustics and lighting for a concert-quality music experience as well as indoor and outdoor private event areas and a striking view of the complex’s 400 ft observation wheel, ICON Orlando. Each Ole Red location features southern food classics, but each individual located has trademark menu items and specialty cocktails, making each location a different, yet exciting experience for guests.
Colin Reed, chairman and chief executive officer of Ryman Hospitality Properties said, “We are delighted to expand the Ole Red dining and live country music experience to the top tourism destination in the country. The development site we have identified is in a prime entertainment zone that will put the Ole Red brand in front of the more than 70 million people who visit Orlando each year.”
Construction for the restaurant is set to begin in 2019 and open in 2020. For more information, stay tuned at olered.com.