White Lake Leo's Coney Island Owner Jim Christopher is partnering with Rick Shebib, an Air Force fighter pilot, to open a new Leo's Coney Island in Waterford.
According to Christopher, patrons can expect the same great food and service along with some new amenities.
"We are using newer technology with our hot water," he said. "In addition, all the servers will take your order at the table and send it instantly to the kitchen via iPad Minis. This should increase efficiency by 20 percent and eliminate missed questions like what type of cheese, or what kind of toast. We will also have the new Coke Freestyle machine which has over 100 different combinations of soda."
The Waterford Leo's will be the first Leo's location to have the Coke Freestyle machine.
Christopher said he's excited, scared and stressed, but that he and his partner are looking forward to the opening of the restuarant.
"Shebib is great," Christopher said of his partner. "He's in Germany now until July of this year when he retires and moves back to Michigan. He is exactly like me, but he brings everything I lack. I honestly couldn't be happier to have him as my partner."
The new location is currently under construction. It's located at 5076 Highland, at the intersection of Crescent Lake and M-59 near the Family Dollar.
Christopher said hours will likely be Sunday 6 a.m.-9 p.m.; Monday-Thursday 6 a.m.-10 p.m.; and Friday-Saturday 6 a.m.-11 p.m.
And if you're looking for a job, Christopher said the store is hiring.
"Training will be at the White Lake location starting the first week of February," he said. "We need cooks, dishwashers, bus people, cashiers and servers."
For an application visit the Waterford Leo's Coney Island Facebook Page.