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Sumter Mall

Sumter, South Carolina

The American Dream Project is excited to partner with the Sumter Mall in the search for Sumter’s Next Great Restaurant!

Apply today for the opportunity to open the kitchen of your dreams in one of the most highly trafficked shopping venues in the Sumter area. 


The application deadline has passed. Please contact us for additional information.

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

Winner's Responsibility

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! 

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