Chocolate lovers rejoice! #Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen is officially open for business at Universal Orlando Resort. Located in the former NBA restaurant next door to the Hard Rock Café on #CityWalk, it’s a candy store, ice cream shop, souvenir spot, and full-service restaurant all in one.  As Rick Florell, Executive Vice-President of Revenue Operations, explains in the video below, it’s meant as a place for everyone, whether you want to stop in for a quick treat, browse through merchandise (including some awesome steampunk options), or indulge in a full meal after a busy day at Universal Studios Florida or Islands of Adventure.

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Rich theming at CityWalk

Toothsome Chocolate Emporium is as richly themed as anything you’ll find inside the theme parks at Universal Studios Florida, but because it’s located on CityWalk, there’s no admission fee to visit. Not only will you find lots of goodies inside, but you might even have the pleasure of meeting proprietor Penelope Toothsome and her robot companion, Jacques. They were both at the grand opening, held at Universal Orlando Resort on September 22. The full ceremony is in the video below:

 

Emporium is newest Universal Orlando Resort restaurant concept

Modesto Alcala, Senior Vice-President of Revenue Operations, was also on hand to talk about this new restaurant/shop combination which is an original offering created by #Universal Orlando Resort rather than a franchise or a property based on an existing property like Harry Potter.

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It joins a line-up of other recently opened sit-down eateries like the NBC Sports Grill & Brew, Antojitos (a Mexican restaurant), and Vivo Italian Kitchen. CityWalk also has some newer fast service options, like the Breadbox (sandwiches) and Hot Dog Hall of Fame. You can hear from Alcala below:

 

Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen is open daily for lunch and dinner. It’s a very popular eatery and doesn’t accept reservations, so be prepared for a wait. Fortunately, treats like Red Velvet milkshakes and sumptuous meals like filet mignon Oscar and Toothsome Nicoise Salad make it well worth your while. Save room for decadent desserts like Chocolate Brioche Smores with the best chocolate bread you’ve ever tasted, even though it's hard when the lunch and dinner dishes are all so tempting.