Mugshots Grill & Bar is closing its Towne Center restaurant on Nov. 3 but plans to open a new Baton Rouge location in 2014.
Chris McDonald, who has the franchise for Mugshots in Baton Rouge, said he hopes to finalize a new location for the restaurant in the next month and begin construction early in 2014. McDonald said renewing the Towne Center lease was not a viable option.
“Our partners at Town Center have been great to work with. It’s just time for us to continue to grow the Mugshots brand in our custom-designed stores,” he said.
McDonald recently opened a Mugshots in his hometown of Covington. That store will be a prototype for the Baton Rouge location.
“Because of the enormous opportunity in the Baton Rouge area, we were able to put together a group of investor-franchisees, who are committed to bringing Mugshots restaurants to multiple locations across the city in the coming years,” McDonald said.
Mugshots has been in Towne Center since 2010.