SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP – Cannon’s Chophouse is well on its way to opening its Springfield Township restaurant.

“We’re aiming for early July,” said Daniel Stripp, who handles operations.

Cannon’s Chophouse has restaurants in Meadville and Erie, and they previously operated one in Hermitage, which closed in 2018.

“This is the next evolution of the Meadville footprint,” Stripp said, noting how it resembles that building.

The new eatery is located off of state Route 208 at 105 Springfield Commons Blvd. – next to the Springfield Commons plaza and also Palatos, another new restaurant owned by the same people who run Cannon’s.

The menu features customer favorites like seafood, steak, ribs, the Chophouse Caesar Salad, and a variety of local beers that will be displayed on a large chalkboard.

“That’s what we like to focus on,” he said of supporting regional breweries.

The restaurant will seat 154 people, not counting the private room and outdoor seating.

The patio includes a fire pit and televisions, and that area will eventually be enclosed.

Live entertainment is a possibility, and there will definitely be a charity event known as the Cannon’s Chophouse “Big Give,” Stripp said.

“We’ll find a Grove City charity to partner with,” he said of the fundraiser that Cannon’s hosts at its restaurants.

There will be televisions at the bar, where Stripp pointed out USB ports under the counter that customers can use to charge their devices while enjoying a drink or meal.

There are also booths in the bar area, which is separated from the dining room with a large fireplace.

A private room has been added for large groups or meetings, and there’s connectivity for computers and other materials needed for presentations.

Cannon’s Chophouse offers catering services, and they will accept reservations and to-go orders, which can be placed online or through a mobile app.

Be on the lookout for a new Facebook page and website very soon, Stripp said.

He added that they have hired some employees from the Hermitage restaurant, and that they are still looking for staff members to fill various positions. Applications can be picked at Palatos, or the Springfield Cannon’s if someone is on-site.

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