GREENVILLE, SC —Sabor Latin Street Grill, the popular locally-owned fast casual eatery, will open a new location in Greenville, SC, later this year. The store at 732 A S. Main St, Greenville, SC, will serve the authentic Latin street food that has created passionate fans across the Charlotte metropolitan area.
The restaurant, with 2,400 square feet and 66 seats, is in the heart of vibrant downtown Greenville, near Fluor Field and Husk Restaurant. Sabor’s fresh, bold and authentic menu draws on favorites from El Salvador, Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Mexico and Colombia.
The scratch-made kitchen creates crave-worthy salsas (including the famous pineapple habanero), empanadas, gorditas, arepas, yuca fries, nachos and tacos.
“We make our food fresh every day, from the masa cakes used forarepas, to the stuffed empanadas, braised meats, grilled carne asada and our unique salsas,” says Dalton Espaillat, CEO of Raydal Hospitality, the ownership group behind Sabor Latin Street Grill and Three Amigos Mexican Grill & Cantina. “It is important that every customer experiences the best we have to offer.”
The growth of the Sabor concept mirrors the growth of the Carolinas, Espaillat says. Sabor opened in Columbia, SC, this summer and Raydal Hospitality is considering Spartanburg and Greer for future Upstate growth.
“We are responding to the numerous customer requests and trying to make it convenient for our fans,” Espaillat says. “I love Greenville — it’s halfway between Atlanta and Charlotte — and there are so many great restaurants in the area.”
The demand for Sabor in the Carolinas is reflective of the national fast casual market, according to a recent report by industry trade publication Skift Table. The hospitality sector generated close to $250 billion in 2017, and is poised to grow at 2.3 percent per year for the next five years, a cumulative growth of 12 percent.