Beatrix Market to Replace Bongos Cuban Cafe in Late 2019

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    Late 2019

    RUMOR STATUS

    Confirmed

    Bongos Cuban Cafe is expected to close in 2019 to make way for a new dining concept opening in Winter 2019.

    The restaurant group, Lettuce Entertain You is planning on replacing Bongos with their Beatrix Market concept. The concept offers soup, salads and sandwiches in a quick service setting and currently has a location in Chicago.

    Per the Disney Parks Blog:

    Beatrix is your neighborhood restaurant, coffeehouse and grab-and-go market featuring healthy food options including vegetarian, gluten-free, and vegan along with fresh-squeezed juice cocktails. The restaurant will also offer a bakery and full-service bar with a selection of all-American beer and wine.

    RUMOR TIMELINE

    August 7, 2019: The Disney Parks Blog confirmed that Beatrix, a new restaurant by the Chicago Based, Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises will soon debut at Disney Springs West Side.

    The blog describes the restaurant as follows:

    Beatrix is your neighborhood restaurant, coffeehouse and grab-and-go market featuring healthy food options including vegetarian, gluten-free, and vegan along with fresh-squeezed juice cocktails. The restaurant will also offer a bakery and full-service bar with a selection of all-American beer and wine.

    May 6, 2019: WDWMagic.com is reporting that Bongos will be closing later this year.

    October 14, 2018: On Episode 183 of the Disney Dish Podcast, Jim Hill and Len Testa discussed the replacement for Bongos Cuban Cafe. The restaurant group, Lettuce Entertain You is planning on replacing Bongos with their Beatrix Market concept. The concept offers soup, salads and sandwiches in a quick service setting and currently has a location in Chicago.

    August 5, 2018: On Episode 173 of the Disney Dish Podcast, Jim Hill and Len Testa report that Bongos Cuban Cafe is set to close in late 2019 to make way for a new dining concept.

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