Wild Eggs restaurant set to open in Carmel in February


By Mark Ambrogi

Wild Eggs is coming to Carmel.

There  also will be a Wild Eggs restaurant in Indianapolis. Construction use set to begin at both sites in the next month.

The Carmel restaurant, which will offer breakfast, lunch and brunch, is scheduled to open in February at 1438 W. Main St. The Indianapolis restaurant is set to open in March in Pulliam Square Building, 310 N. Delaware St., on the former site of The Indianapolis Star.

The Indianapolis and Carmel restaurants are company-owned and are the first market outside of Louisville for company-owned restaurants, according to Wild Eggs marketing manager Meredith Smith.

“When choosing locations for Indianapolis we were very selective on where we wanted to be,” said JD Rothberg, Wild Eggs founder and CEO  “We chose Carmel because of the prominent location and local demographics. We’ve had our eye on this particular site for about two years and wanted Carmel to be our first Indy location. We are excited to be a part of the community.”

The Wild Eggs in Carmel will seat between 120 and 140 customers, Smith said. The hours of operation will be 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Both Wild Eggs restaurants will have approximately 40 employees, half of which will be full time. Management positions are being filled at this time. Hiring of the restaurant staff will start in January.

The first Wild Eggs opened in Louisville in 2007. Wild Eggs restaurants offer custom-blend coffee made exclusively for their restaurants. In addition, there is an espresso bar. Bloody Marys and Mimosas are among the drinks offered at the cocktail bar.

In addition to Kentucky, there are Wild Eggs restaurants in Colorado and Tennessee.