Ciccio Restaurant Group Blog

CRG is Giving Back to Tampa Families

CRG is Giving Back to Tampa Families The holiday season is a great reminder to give to others. At Ciccio Restaurant Group, we are hosting our annual toy drive at all of our concepts to give back to The Children’s Home. This Tampa-based, non-profit organization commits themselves to recruiting permanent families for fostered children and giving them the resources they need in the community. The Children’s Home also specializes in caring for children who have experienced abuse or neglect and offers various family support services. Overall, they believe that Continue reading →

What’s New at The Lodge?

The Lodge is a South Tampa hotspot where sports lovers and foodies, alike, can go to enjoy a delicious meal for lunch, dinner, and award winning, weekend brunch (Friday-Sunday). Favorite entrees on the restaurant’s menu include the California burger, the most wanted bowl, the volcano sushi roll, and the NYC pretzel french toast. While those items are here to stay, specials are regularly introduced that only stick around at The Lodge for a limited time! Fall is in the air, so many of the menu specials Continue reading →

There’s a New Byrd in Town

It may be November, but Thanksgiving turkey is not the only byrd on our mind this month. Over the past several days, Ciccio Restaurant Group has been celebrating the opening of the company’s latest concept, Better Byrd in St.Petersburg. Chicken-based dishes and house-made donuts are served all day long in a vibrant, modern space. Boldly flavored wraps, sandwiches, wings, and bowls, a signature CRG menu staple, are just a few of the options that guests are presented with at Better Byrd. Prior to the restaurant’s November 11th grand Continue reading →

Local Businesses to Flourish in Tampa Bay

Local Businesses to Flourish in Tampa Bay  Tampa is experiencing a frenzy of development and a rise in economy that will continue to have an influence on established local business like Ciccio Restaurant Group. In Downtown Tampa, alone, multi-billion dollar commercial projects including The Heights, Port Tampa Bay, and an unnamed Vinik venture are pure examples of this region’s economic vitality.    “In my 25 years now in Florida, this is the healthiest I’ve seen the market,” said Larry Richey, Tampa-based Florida market leader for real estate Continue reading →

South Tampa History Alive at Daily Eats

South Tampa History Alive at Daily Eats Today 901 S. Howard is known as the location of Daily Eats, Ciccio Restaurant Group’s modernized diner concept. Guests visit the location everyday to enjoy all day breakfast, hand spun milkshakes, and their favorite shredder bowl. The restaurant’s success in South Tampa encouraged CRG to expand the concept to Sarasota almost a year ago. Little do many know, the building that now houses CRG’s business, was once the home to a Tampa Bay “landmark.” Founded by Jim Strickland, Continue reading →

Get These Ciccio Water Specials Before They’re Gone!

Get These Ciccio Water Specials Before They’re Gone!  We like to keep things fresh at our restaurants, and that is why we regularly feature new menu items and specials. Not only does this give us an opportunity to incorporate the freshest ingredients of the season into our dishes, but it also allows us to showcase the talents of our incredible chefs. Although you may never see your favorite bowl or sushi roll leave the permanent menu at Ciccio Water, our inspired specials like Parade of Nations Continue reading →

Your Inside Look at Ciccio Restaurant Group

Your Inside Look at Ciccio Restaurant Group This year has been an exciting time of growth and new beginnings for Ciccio Restaurant Group. You may have heard of Fresh Kitchen and Daily Eats, but did you know they are related? And, do you know how they came to be? Before we go into details about our incredible success and new ventures, we want to tell you how Ciccio Restaurant Group got its start. CRG is a family owned set of restaurants based in Tampa Bay that began its Continue reading →