Edwards: A Successful Home for Small Chain Restaurants

ImageWith all the fine restaurants that call Edwards, CO, home, it can hardly be a surprise that some of them have caught on outside of Eagle County. Here are three local establishments so successful they have expanded into multiple locations.

Larkburger Once a signature menu item for the world-class Larkspur Restaurant in Vail, the Larkburger was such a hit that Larkspur decided to spin it off to its own casual dining restaurant. This proved to be a good idea, as Larkburger now features a dozen locations across Colorado. No matter how big it grows, however, Larkburger remains true to its Edwards, CO, roots with a commitment to “keeping it natural” in terms of  ingredients, packaging and operations.

The Lost Cajun The Lost Cajun has its roots in nearby Frisco, CO.  Legend (and the Lost Cajun web site) claims that one too many hurricanes and oil spills sent founders Raymond and Belinda Griffin running from Louisiana to the Rocky Mountains. The Griffins fell in love with their new home in Colorado, and Coloradans fell in love with authentic Cajun gumbo. The restaurant’s success led to a second location in Breckenridge. In 2012, the Lost Cajun opened a third location in Edwards to bring a taste of New Orleans to the Vail Valley.

Smiling Moose Deli A Vail Valley institution since 2003, the Smiling Moose Deli gained many dedicated fans with its hearty portions, homemade charm and Free Cookie Wednesdays. Locals may be surprised to learn, however, that the Smiling Moose did not simply change homes to Edwards from Eagle – it has also expanded across Colorado and beyond. That’s right – you can now get your “Mighty Mo” in seven different states, from Wisconsin to Texas!

One thing is clear – an Edwards, CO, home is a great opportunity for success. When you’re ready to begin a success story of your own, our Rocky Mountain Home team can help you find your new Edwards, CO, home.


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