Restaurant that will deliver food via robot coming to Newark area

A customer takes his food from a robot at Robo Sushi in North York. The restaurant has six robots, and more are on the way.

Patterson-Woods Commercial Properties/CORFAC International announced the completion of a 7,344 square foot lease at the former Soffritto restaurant space at 1130 Capitol Trail east of Newark.

The new tenant plans to use robot servers at a seafood restaurant.

Captain Crab and Seafood, LLC will occupy the free-standing restaurant, which is owned by Exponential Growth Real Estate, LLC.

Patterson-Woods Principal Joseph Latina, and associate Mary Ann Heesters, represented both the tenant and the landlord. The tenant, Guang Chen, was previously involved with the local Hibachi restaurants.

Captain Crab and Seafood will use four-foot-high robots that be able to show customers to their tables and meals via built-in shelves. Wait staff will still be used. The robots will be used to make the food-to-table process more efficient, a release stated.

The restaurant was previously home to Soffritto Italian Grill for several years, and more recently the Italian restaurant, Evero. Chen plans to open his restaurant by midsummer.

“We believe Captain Crab and Seafood will bring a new product to this area and will be well-received by the community,” said Latina. “We are very excited about this new concept and it was a pleasure to help Mr. Chen find the perfect space. We wish him much success.”

Patterson-Woods Commercial Properties/CORFAC International is a commercial real estate services firm specializing in the Mid-Atlantic commercial property markets. For further information logo on to

CORFAC International is comprised of privately held entrepreneurial firms with expertise in office, industrial and retail brokerage, tenant and landlord representation, investment sales, multifamily, self-storage, acquisitions and dispositions, property management and corporate services. Founded in 1989, CORFAC has 46 firms in the U.S., 6 in Canada and 27 in international markets.

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