New Business – Islands Fresh Mex Grill
Meet the owners and operators of new business Island Fresh Mex Grill in Leland, NC.
Why was 2020 the right time to open your business?
We just really wanted to be in Leland, and the perfect location became available at the perfect time and we went for it!
What made Leland the ideal location for you?
It’s really the only area that we had not had a presence in, so now we feel like we can serve the entire Wilmington and Leland areas with our locations.
What services/products do you offer?
We offer fast, fresh, affordable food with great service in a cool atmosphere. We cater too!
What separates you from the competition?
Our taco specials ($1 tacos from 5 pm to close with a drink purchase, $1.99 tacos from 11 am to 5 pm with a drink purchase) and also our rock-solid catering operation.
What has been your leading success so far?
Our taco specials and catering.
What has been the biggest challenge you’ve had to overcome?
COVID, of course!
How has COVID affected your business?
It is sometimes hard to fully staff the stores.
What can we anticipate from you in the future?
We are very excited about the future of Islands. We would like to franchise the concept in the future.
What’s a fun fact about you or your staff?
My best friend from high school opened the car wash in the same shopping center as Islands (Waterford) — Carolina Shores Car Wash!
Want to go?
Islands Fresh Mex Grill
Lucas Jones, Owner
2013 Olde Regent Way, Suite 110, Leland