A corporate relocation from the Charlotte suburbs to uptown will result in up to 100 new jobs.
Elior North America, which includes a family of brands in the foodservice and catering business, is leasing more than 13,000 square feet at 300 South Tryon, the 25-story office tower under construction now by The Spectrum Cos. and Barings. Elior will move into its new headquarters in August.
In addition to its fourth-floor office space, Elior North America will open a brasserie-style French restaurant fronting Tryon Street and a coffee shop facing the building’s linear park along Third Street that connects Tryon Street and Romare Bearden Park. The 2,000-square-foot coffee shop is expected to open in the fall and the 6,800-square-foot restaurant in spring 2018.
Brian Poplin, president and CEO of Elior North America, said the company started out with fewer than 10 employees when it first opened in Charlotte in 2008. Today, there are 50 employed in the region — both in the corporate office and in local facilities where Elior provides food services, including Charlotte Country Day School and Gaston County Jail.