Red Robin is close to building its first location in York County.

Franchisee Lehigh Valley Restaurant Group, Inc. intends to open the gourmet burger restaurant in Springettsbury Township next to the York Galleria.

The eatery is expected to open this fall, but a date hasn't been set.

Springettsbury Township Manager John Holman said the group submitted a land development plan on Thursday.

"Certainly we look forward to anyone investing in the township and creating jobs," he said.

Red Robin would be built on the east side of the galleria, right off Mount Zion Road, in the mall parking lot closest to Boscov's, according to the plan.

The franchisee previously eyed York Township and Red Lion as possible sites, but those deals fell through.

A restaurant in Springettsbury Township will be the first Red Robin in the county.

The Colorado-based chain serves more than 24 fresh, gourmet burgers in a variety of recipes, according to the company website. It also offers salads, sandwiches, soups, entrees and more.

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