Waffle House begins construction on Cortez Road


Construction on the Waffle House at 2400 Cortez Road has begun.

The company filed plans for the 1,700-square-foot restaurant with Manatee County in September. Other Manatee County Waffle Houses include one at 1515 51st Ave. E. in Ellenton and one at 603 67th St. Circle in Bradenton.

Other restaurants headed for Cortez Road include patriotic barbecue restaurant Mission BBQ, with a location at the corner of U.S. 41 and Cortez Road, and Orlando-based daytime restaurant Keke’s Breakfast Cafe, which will occupy a space in the plaza at 1121 Cortez Road W. Keke’s owner and franchisor Kevin Mahem previously told the Herald he hopes to bring seven locations to the Manatee-Sarasota area.