Gott’s Roadside Set To Open Sixth Bay Area Location


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November 28, 2017
Bay Area Roadside Restaurant Opens First East Bay Location Next Week
Walnut Creek, CA (November 28, 2017)– Northern California favorite, Gott’s Roadside, known for their modern approach to American roadside classics and California favorites, announces the opening of their newest location in downtown Walnut Creek next Thursday, December 7. In addition to the recently opened SFO outpost and locations in St. Helena, Napa, San Francisco’s Ferry Building, and Palo Alto, the new East Bay restaurant will be the sixth eatery in the Gott’s Roadside portfolio.
Gott’s Walnut Creek, nestled in the heart of the beautiful outdoor shopping district, Broadway Plaza, will add to the selection of restaurants that occupy the shopping area. Located at S. Main and Botelho, the new location will offer Gott’s signature California inspired dishes alongside seasonal rotating specials that use locally sourced ingredients and purveyors such as Niman Ranch beef and Three Twins ice cream, as well as local wines and beers at a newly designed bar and lounge area, not seen at other Gott’s locations. 
“Residents of Walnut Creek have been asking us to open a restaurant in their neighborhood for years, and we’re excited to finally be doing so,” says Gott’s President Clay Walker. “We chose Walnut Creek for our next Gott’s because it’s the center of the East Bay, conveniently located between our Napa Valley locations and our SF Ferry Building one, and because it’s a fantastic, family oriented area.” 
In addition to crowd favorites such as the Cheeseburger, Ahi Poke Crispy Tacos, the Citrus Avocado Chop Salad, and the new Impossible Burger, Culinary Director, Jennifer Rebman, has also created new limited-time specials which will be available at all Gott’s locations, including the new Walnut Creek outpost.
Gott’s seeks to create a consistently memorable experience each time diners walk through the doors. With that in mind, the new restaurant will keep a similar aesthetic that mixes rural roadside elements with industrial and refined contemporary touches such as rollup garage doors, metal work by Eclipse Design Group out of Petaluma, hand painted signs by New Bohemia Signs in San Francisco, and, of course, the signature “EAT” sign by Eclipse Design Group and Neon Works out of Oakland. Additionally, Gott’s senior leadership team has developed an extensive hands-on training program to ensure that the company’s high standard for hospitality is upheld at each one of their locations from recruiting to service training, and in-store training by the Culinary Director and Training Manager on all facets of the menu, including seasonal specials.
“Hospitality is our core value at Gott’s.  Our food is a cut above and our menu is broader than most in our segment, but our culture – and how we treat everybody in our ecosystem – is what sets us apart from our competition,” adds Walker. “Our primary focus is on our employees.  We recruit, hire and train the best people we can find.  We instill teamwork and respect from the start, and empower everyone to do their jobs.  We compensate our people well, and provide opportunities for development and promotion from within.  We have found that happy and productive employees deliver a welcoming experience, and the best and most consistent customer service, keeping our guests coming back for more.  In other words, we accomplish our goal of superior guest service by taking great care of our people who make it happen every day.”
Gott’s Walnut Creek will be open daily from 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. and is located at 1275 S. Main Street.
About Gott’s Roadside:     
Gott’s Roadside was founded in 1999 in Saint Helena by brothers Joel and Duncan Gott. The menu emphasizes locally sourced ingredients with a modern approach to American roadside cuisine. Gott’s makes cheeseburgers, hot dogs and hand-spun shakes to order, using Niman Ranch beef, Fearless Franks, and Three Twins ice cream while creating twists on California classics with sushi-grade Ahi Poke tacos and seasonal salads. Gott’s Roadside’s commitment to local sourcing also extends to the glass with a California-centric list of wines and beers. Eighteen years later, Gott’s has expanded from its original Saint Helena location to include others at Napa’s Oxbow Market, San Francisco’s Ferry Building Marketplace, Palo Alto’s Town & Country Village, and a licensed location at San Francisco International Airport with two new locations expected to open in Fall of 2017 in Walnut Creek and Marin.

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