Glory Days Grill Celebrates Grand Opening with Ribbon Cutting
by James Coulter
Whether you’re a tourist who’s worked up an appetite from visiting LEGOLAND Florida, or you’re a local resident looking for a new hometown eatery, you’re sure to find something to enjoy at Winter Haven’s newest sports-themed, family-friendly bar and grill.
Located across the street from LEGOLAND Florida Resort, at the intersection of Cypress Gardens Boulevard and Legoland Way, Glory Days Grill serves real great food with a real hometown feel. Whether you’re hungry for burgers or wings, grilled shrimp or lobster rolls, comfort food or seafood, their diverse menu has a little bit of anything and everything.
Take a bite out of their signature Glory Burger served with a fried onion ring, bacon, and a fried egg drenched in Glory sauce. Or pick up one of their signature Glory wings sauced with your choice of a dozen sauces and prepared fire-grilled, dry-rubbed, buffalo, or boneless.
Glory Days Grill is a great place to enjoy dinner with the whole family, watch the big game with your sports buddies, or even both! With dozens of big screen televisions set up in the dining room, bar area, and outdoor patio, every view is a great view for you to watch the game and your children to watch cartoons.
With such great good and even greater service, Glory Days Grill has more than deserved its awards and accolades, as the nationwide franchise has been the 16x winner of the Restaurant Neighbor Award.
“When Glory Days Grill was conceived, our founders were soccer moms and football dads like many parents today, and they relished watching their own children play local sports, win trophies, and break records. It’s this love of sports, friends, and family that we celebrate every day in our restaurants,” their website states.
Glory Days Grill celebrated their grand opening on Monday evening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by the Winter Haven Chamber of Commerce. Both city and chamber officials gathered on the outdoor patio to sample some of the eatery’s top menu items, as well as cut the ceremonial ribbon following a few words.
Rob Rice, a Managing Partner, opened the Winter Haven location. He received training at the Lakeland location, where he met so many good people he was willing to serve as his new location.
“[We here at] Glory Days are super excited to be a part of the Winter Haven family,” Rob said. “All the people who have come in the last few days are excited, and nobody is more excited than Glory Days to be part of the community of Winter Haven and Polk County…We are here because we want to be embedded in this community and be a part of something. Thank you all, and we look forward to having a great relationship.”
William Brian Yates, City Commissioner, commended Price for choosing Winter Haven for the location of his business. With Cypress Gardens Boulevard expected to draw in more people with nearly 1,000 units at a new development, along with LEGOLAND Florida and the new Peppa Pig Park, he expects this business to experience a boom of new customers.
“Certainly, they could not have picked a better location thanWinter Haven across from LEGOLAND,” Yates said. “So on behalf of all the city commission and the mayor, we wish you the best of luck and all the success in the world and we look forward to eating a lot of chicken wings.”
Melanie Brown Culpepper, a local resident, enjoyed dinner with her daughter and a friend. They enjoyed the Crab & Lobster Fries & Buffalo Cauliflower Wings for appetizers and the Citrus Glazed Salmon for dinner. With a large margarita to wash it all down, she loved the food and experience and offers her highest recommendation.
“Him [Rob] and his wife, Mary Schorer Rice, are good friends of mine and I’m excited for them,” she wrote on Facebook. “Soif [you’re] looking for a new place to eat with great food, fun, [and a] family-friendly atmosphere, give this place a try!”
Glory Days Grill is located at 6005 Cypress Gardens Blvd, Winter Haven, FL 33884. For more information, visit their website at: https://www.glorydaysgrill.com/locations/florida/winter-haven/