The American Dream Project is excited to partner with the Sumter Mall in its search for Sumter’s Next Great Restaurant!
The American Dream Project connects entrepreneurs with brick and mortar spaces by working with property owners to facilitate the vision of new and expanding American businesses.
Apply today for the chance to open the kitchen of your dreams in one of the most highly trafficked shopping venues in the Sumter area.
The search is open to business of all types including restaurants, bakeries, caterers and all types of food services. Existing businesses and new businesses concepts are encouraged to apply. The application deadline is Sunday, February 16th. Finalists will be contacted by the Sumter Mall.
Sumter Mall, 1057 Broad Street, Sumter, SC 29150
What You Are Awarded
To help bring your restaurant to life, the Sumter Mall will provide the following:
Restaurant design services to include layout of full restaurant facility and professional kitchen
Co-investment sources for equity needed for construction, furniture, fixtures and equipment
Free design package to include logo creation, signage, branding and in-store graphics
Press release announcing the winner distributed through all appropriate media channels
Grand opening e-blast to 3,000+ Sumter Mall Fashion Insiders
Ongoing promotion through all digital assets including social media, e-newsletter and LED signage
To qualify, the winner will be responsible for the following:
Execution of lease agreement and proof of proper insurance coverage
Ability to obtain and maintain proper state licensing to serve and handle food
Stocked and ready to conduct daily business in compliance with state regulations by the term start
Staffing and adhering to Sumter Mall hours of operation or agreed upon hours of operation
Documentation of design and build out expenditures and any other reimbursable expenditures
About the Space
Located in the heart of the Sumter Mall just off the main entrance, the space features a beautiful glass storefront with up to 5,000 sf to create your dream restaurant, bakery or food service space. The size of the space is flexible and can be reduced to fit the needs of the user.
View the photo gallery above for pictures and inspiration or visit us at the Sumter Mall to look around!