Another new restaurant is set to open in El Segundo. Lisa’s Bistro & Bakery is set to open in September. It will join a growing number of businesses located at Elevon. The signage is up and construction is going strong inside.
The company has solid roots in the South Bay. The parent company, Lisa’s Bon Appetit, has had a very successful run in Torrance in the Madison Park Plaza. In 2015 the business had grown to the point of moving their catering side out of the restaurant to a location of its own.
El Segundo Ties
The move to El Segundo made sense for the 39-year-old company. It already has catering ties to both Unita Club and Smoky Hollow Studios.
Torrance will also be receiving another Lisa’s location. They are opening up in the Torrance Town & Country Center. This location is set to open in August.
With competition being tight, Lisa’s is looking to tweak their menu. They will be offering beer and wine at the Elevon location.
In the South Bay they are connected to the Redondo Beach Hotel, the Supulveda Home and the Catalina Room just to name a few.
The company is ran by Susanne Alexander. It was her mother, Lisa Eriksen, who started the venture in 1979. After gaining experience at a local, South Bay caterer, she started her own business out of her house. She finally jumped at the chance to open her first storefront and has been on a roll ever since.
Lisa’s truly is a family business. Besides Suzanne, her two sons, Lief and Ian head up the company’s management team.