The Wok Chi at the Regency Square shopping center is open after a special grand opening "community celebration" for the Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center, which recently celebrated its 50th anniversary as a Greater Brandon area fixture.
At the May 11 Wok Chi benefit, restaurant founders, promoters, employees and diners talked about the store's concept, roots and menu offerings, with the words "fresh" and "authentic" used liberally.
And for good reason.
"No batter, just what matters," is one of the restaurant's core concepts. Also, no MSG.
To learn more about Wok Chi menu offerings and why the new store concept, the first of its kind in America, opened locally, see , posted at Brandon Patch.
"They're a fantastic organization to work with," said Chuck Burgess, executive director of the not-for-profit Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center. "I was so humbled and blessed that they partnered with us."
He spent the day, May 11, at the restaurant, greeting BSAC members and friends as they entered to dine, giving a rave review of the meal he ordered for himself.
"It's healthy, it's fresh, it's unique and the food is great," Burgess said. "It's a great concept and the Brandon area is going to embrace it."
Wok Chi hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday and Sunday. Hours are 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Wok Chi is in the Regency Square shopping center off State Road 60 and just east of Interstate 75, across the street from the SR 60/Brandon Boulevard entrance to the Westfield Brandon shopping mall. The address is 2420 West Brandon Blvd.