Pinch Factory, Miami’s own born and bred fast casual success story, announces the opening of its first franchise store in Dr. Phillips on Friday, March 31st. This marks the first in the Orlando, FL area.
Co-owner Nedal Ahmad launched the original Pincho Factory in 2010 with his partners/cousins Otto Othman and Nizam Ahmad with only $6.27 in their bank account.
With the balance of $6.27, they decided to have their own brew of 627 Ale locally brewed by Lynwood Brewery in Miami and is offered on tap in Orlando, FL as well as the other locations of Pincho Factory.
This craft has notes of citrus thanks to the key lime and coriander used during its brewing. This beer can be paired easily with many dishes at Pincho Orlando.
Pincho entrees are cooked to order with all natural ingredients that are antibiotic and hormone free. You will start with a base: pita wrap, sandwich, rice bowl, or salad. Top it with a pincho: chicken, steak or shrimp. Then pick a style of how it is made.
The chicken was a tad dry, so make sure you have a bit of citrus to make it juicy for every bite.
If you are not in the mood for big meal and would like an appetizer made up of only a protein item, try some single pinchos. Single pinchos can either be chicken, steak or shrimp served on a skewer with a dipping sauce on the side.
The Chicken Pincho was very tender and juicy.
The Steak Pincho was a tad dry and gamey due to being overly well done. It may give an impression of being lamb to some; however, don’t be fooled because it is beef.
The Pincho Burger consist of beef that is certified humanely raised and handled from a select 250 US family farms. It is topped with lettuce, tomatoes, onions, cheese, potato sticks, and a secret pink sauce.
Make sure to mention that you would like it medium or medium rare for the best flavors. If not, it may come out too dry for your liking.
The Toston Burger is very dense because it uses 2 fried plantains as the “buns” before topped with jack cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, and homemade cilantro sauce. The cilantro sauce is delicious on its own and pulls this burger together.
The Egg’in Burger is topped with American cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, cilantro sauce, and a fried egg. It is delicious as the juices of the burger joins with the yolk of the egg to create a dance of flavors and textures on your tongue.
The Cartel Dog, like other dogs at Pincho Factory, is made with 100% kosher beef. It consists of chopped bacon, cheddar cheese, mango sauce, potato sticks and a secret pink sauce.
This was one of my favorite dishes at Pincho Factory besides the Toston Burger and Egg’in Burger. The beef had wonderful flavors and the texture was just how I like it.
The classic fries and sweet potato tots are some from Pincho Factory voted as #1 fries in South Florida by Channel 10 viewers. The sweet potato tots at Pincho Factory are some of the best I have had in Florida. They are sweet, creamy and delicious for a cheat day for those who don’t fancy fried foods.
Cajun Fries consists of fries that are the same as the classic fries, but topped with grilled onions, cajun seasoning, and a secret pink sauce. Cajun fries are my favorite fries, but I am not sure if these are my favorite. Sometimes, simplicity truly goes far. However, this is a great item to share with friends after a few drinks.
This opening week will consist of Pincho Moments on Instagram. Diners will be asked to post their favorite Pincho moment eating any signature item with the hashtag #PinchoOrlando.
Each day, one winner will be selected and have their post featured on the company’s digital billboard located at 7600 Dr. Phillips Boulevard. Winners will also receive a Pincho swag bag complete with an owner’s card (aka black card) which offers 50% off each visit at any Pincho Factory location for one year.
Pincho Factory is located at
7600 Dr. Phillips Boulevard, Suite 102, Orlando, FL.
Telephone: (407) 745-4462.
Complimentary parking available.