Mimis Cafe, a collection of upscale casual dining restaurants, celebrates the grand opening of its new Des Moines, IA location with a “Meet Me at Mimis” special event at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 19. In addition to a ribbon cutting ceremony with local dignitaries from the Des Moines Chamber of Commerce, more than $3,000 worth of free gift cards will also be presented to the first 75 18-year-old plus, guests in line.

The new restaurant features contemporary décor and a full-service bar with specialty drinks including Fresh Squeezed Margaritas. Guests can also sample Mimis Cafe’s new “Just Enough” menu items and “Comfort Classics” prepared fresh daily from scratch. This new design is currently being rolled out in Mimis Cafe locations nationwide.

“We are excited to bring Mimis Cafe to the Des Moines community,” says Tim Pulido, president of Mimis Cafe. “We extend an invitation to all of the local residents to join us for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and experience Mimis unparalleled service and extensive dining options to meet a variety of tastes.”

The Des Moines Mimis Cafe is located at 490 S. 68th Street. Restaurant hours are 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. For more information on Mimis Cafe, please visit www.mimiscafe.com.