Irvine Spectrum is proving, yet again, to be the last frontier for chains that have made it everywhere else. In the past we've seen Cucina Enoteca, a branch of Tracy Borkum's Urban Kitchen Group based out of San Diego; Wood Ranch Grill, a BBQ chain with 14 stores that started in Moorpark; and Paul Martin's, an American Bistro by Paul Martin that has locations in L.A.
Now the tradition continues with Kabuki, a sushi restaurants with outlets in Huntington Beach and Cerritos. And also Tender Greens, a salad-centered restaurant that has several restaurants in San Diego and L.A. Counties. Where they will land exactly at the Irvine Spectrum Center remains to be seen.