News – Harrisburg Mall
September 13, 2016
Quick-Serve Restaurant Kondu Now Open
Quick-serve restaurant Kondu, which specializes in Asian cuisine, is now open within Harrisburg Mall, a one million square foot regional mall located on Paxton Street in Harrisburg, PA. Kondu is located adjacent to the 2nd & Charles space and features an outside seating area. Owned and managed by St. John Properties, Harrisburg Mall features more than 70 tenants, including anchor stores Macy’s and Macy’s Back Stage, Bass Pro Shops, 2nd & Charles, and Regal Cinema’s Great Escape Harrisburg Mall Stadium 14.
Kondu owner Ricky Chen describes the new restaurant concept as “the Japanese version of Chipotle or Panera Bread.” The menu is comprised of sushi-ritos, a made-to-order sushi burrito; hibachi-style items such as Teppanyaki which features chicken, beef and seafood cooked on an iron griddle; and other items such as chicken, beef and shrimp teriyaki. A customized drink program includes Asian bubble tea. Chen, a seasoned restauranteur who owns five Hibachi Grill restaurants in the Harrisburg area, explained that Kondu is designed to capitalize on the lack of quick-serve Asian restaurants in the local marketplace. He plans to expand with new locations in Central Pennsylvania.
“Each of our restaurant offerings are extremely popular among businesspeople during the lunch hour, and throughout the day and evening as shoppers take advantage of our food variety,” explained Vicki Keating, General Manager of Harrisburg Mall. “Kondu is backed by an ownership group with an extensive track record of success in the restaurant industry, and this addition provides a compelling new dining option for the local community and area businesses.”
See Penn Live’s write up about the new restaurant here.