Food & Drink

Hyper-Indulgent Sugar Factory Opening in Downtown Detroit Aug. 29

August 22, 2022, 7:47 AM

The Sugar Factory American Brasserie, a global chain New York magazine describes as having "a broad menu of savory food, and a hyperactive candy emporium," will open next Monday in downtown Detroit.

It wll occupy the high-visibility space in the One Campus Martius Building, the home of Hard Rock Cafe until 2019.

The Detroit shop will seat 233 and have a retail candy store with hundreds of items, a restaurant and a dessert menu with over-the-top offerings -- all with enough sugar to help your dentist maintain a nice winter-home getaway.

How about a Caramel Sugar Daddy Cheesecake milkshake or the Nutella Banana variety, both $21? (And to think Vincent Vega in "Pulp Fiction" was dying to try a pricey $5 shake.) Or a King Kong Sundae for $99? That one serves up to 12 people, with 24 scoops of ice cream covered in sprinkles, chocolate chip cookie chunks, a glazed donut, gummy bears and a whole lot more. The chain describes itself as "MTV meets Willy Wonka."

In non-dessert offerings, the restaurant serves steak frites, salmon, steak, chicken and waffles, pasta, salad, sandwiches, monster burgers (including one for vegetarians) and buttermilk onion rings. (See menu.)

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