2 new restaurants announced at Nebraska Crossing - Omaha.com
Published Friday, October 11, 2013 at 12:00 am / Updated at 12:17 pm
2 new restaurants announced at Nebraska Crossing

Photos: Nebraska Crossing's transformation

***

Cutchall Management Co. will open two new restaurants next month at Nebraska Crossing Outlets that will feature gourmet burgers, grilled cheese sandwiches and a selection of beer and wine.

Burger Star, which is relocating to the Gretna outlet center from its original 72nd and Pacific location, will offer a chef's blend of ground beef burgers, fresh-cut fries, milkshakes and up to 18 beers on tap, said Greg Cutchall, president and chief executive of Omaha-based Cutchall Management.

Nebraska Crossing will be the first location of Cutchall's latest restaurant, Big Cheese, a grilled gourmet cheese sandwich concept offering 10 cheese sandwiches, soups, salads, bakery goods, locally made ice cream and a selection of 12 wines.

“Burger Star and Big Cheese will give our guests delicious and fun dining options while they are shopping,” said Rod Yates, head of OTB Destination. Yates and mall majority owner Frank Krejci of Omaha's Century Development are developing the new $112 million, 350,000-square-foot shopping center at the intersection of Interstate 80 and U.S. Highways 6 and 31.

Burger Star and Big Cheese will share the same 4,500-square-foot space, including seating and patio areas., but will have separate service counters, Cutchall said. His company owns and operates more than 50 restaurants in five states under seven brand names: Sonic, Dominos, Famous Dave's, Paradise Bakery & Cafe, Tin Star, Twin Peaks and Rock Bottom.

Last summer, he said he was converting the Burger Star at 72nd and Pacific Streets into a First Watch daytime cafe and looking for a new location for Burger Star.

Both of the Nebraska Crossing venues will offer touch-screen kiosk ordering as well as traditional service counters.

The road to Gretna, however, wasn't direct for Cutchall Management.

“When Frank Krejci and Rod Yates first came to see me about a year ago to discuss opening a restaurant at Nebraska Crossing, I politely told them to come back and see me when they have the Crossroads development ready,” Cutchall said.

“I think it was around August when I learned in an Omaha World-Herald article of the new design and the major amount of first-class retailers they had secured that I changed my mind,” he said. “They are taking the regional retail landscape to a new level ... and I am pleased to be a small part of it.”

The shopping center is scheduled to open Nov. 15 with more than 65 outlet and factory stores.

Nebraska Crossing: List of announced stores, mall layout

Contact the writer: Janice Podsada

janice.podsada@owh.com    |   402-444-1142

Janice is a retail reporter for The World-Herald's Money section.

Coming to Omaha: fun-focused sports league where every kids gets a trophy, parents promise to keep cool
Recalled frozen pasta product has tie to Omaha
Business digest: Lululemon shareholder suit dismissed
Suit challenges a Hollywood pillar: unpaid internships
Nonparents’ resentment grows over impact of companies’ family-friendly focus
Jeff Raikes’ next goal: making philanthropy effective
Restaurants invite customers to dine with their dogs
March unemployment rates up slightly in Nebraska, Iowa
Iowa officials announce plan for Microsoft data center
Lincoln pharmaceutical company wins funding, grant
Fortress Wealth joins Securities America network
USDA orders farms to report pig virus infections
Airbnb event seeks Omaha-area hosts for Berkshire weekend, CWS
Developer wants to transform old Millard Lumber site with housing, commercial buildings
Dip in Nebraska economic index doesn’t reflect outlook
Post Holdings buys Michael Foods
Business digest: Target expands subscription service, adds discount
Rural Mainstreet Index finds slow growth
Earnings roundup: Chipotle says it won’t scare off customers with higher prices
BNSF to add trains to handle fertilizer
Walmart touts lower money transfer fees
In brief: Judge doesn’t make GM take cars off road
New tenant moves in at old Omar Baking
USDA offers aid for disasters that have driven up beef prices
Union Pacific's profits withstand challenging weather
Deadline Deal thumbnail
The Jaipur in Rockbrook Village
Half Off Fine Indian Cuisine & Drinks! $15 for Dinner, or $7 for Lunch
Buy Now
< >
SPOTLIGHT »
Inside Business
To submit an announcement for "Inside Business", click here. For questions call (402) 444-1371 or e-mail announcements@owh.com.
WORLD-HERALD ALERTS »
Want to get World-Herald stories sent directly to your home or work computer? Sign up for Omaha.com's News Alerts and you will receive e-mails with the day's top stories.
Can't find what you need? Click here for site map »