Mediterranean grill Garlic Crush has completed construction in Redmond and will open at 11 a.m. today. This will be the third location for owner, Matt Jabbour, who also has restaurants in Bellevue and Issaquah.
Jabbour moved to Bellevue from Lebanon in 1998 for a position at Microsoft. He bought and operated a small Lebanese Greek grocery store in downtown Bellevue with his family where they sold homemade artisan dishes created with recipes from his homeland. With the unique Mediterranean menu he offered, his fresh, authentic, casual food quickly became popular and he made a decision to expand into more of a fast casual restaurant and move away from the storefront business.
In 2008, he opened Garlic Crush, which features a rich and flavorful menu with fresh, healthy ingredients as well as authentic, aromatic spices in every dish they create, according to Jabbour.
The Redmond location is at 16095 Cleveland St., Suite 100.