I’ve been hearing a little rumor that Mendocino Farms is quietly searching around Pasadena for a location to call home. The fast casual sandwich spot currently has five locations throughout LA with an opening at Figat7th coming soon. Having been to a few of their locations, I would welcome such an addition to the area with open arms.
Given that the vast majority of their business is during lunchtime, I would tend to believe that they are looking at Lake Avenue near the business district. The company also has a good catering business which bodes well for the surrounding tenants.
While I cannot confirm if this is a done deal, I am optimistic that we will see an opening in 2013. To wet your appetite, check out their current menu.