WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — 60 new employees were hired at Okeechobee Steakhouse's latest concept; Okeechobee Prime Seafood.
The Lewis family said it was a risk to open during the coronavirus pandemic.
"This is a challenge this is something, this is something we really had to back up and punt about. Definitely a gamble, definitely taking [a] risk but we feel it's a risk worth taking for sure," said owner Ralph Lewis.
The family said their goal is to use as much local fish as possible. "We’re sourcing as much as we can from local fishermen - Florida lobster, pompano, snapper, whatever is available fresh and seasonal from local sources. As availability or seasonality dictates, we will also source from other regions beyond our Florida waters," said Lewis.