It sounds to me like these two restaurants will compliment each other. However, I'd also consider the impact on your other neighboring tenants.....Keep in mind that two prospering restaurants will generate a lot of customer traffic which will use parking spaces. Depending on the site plan lay out and the position of each restaurant, heavy parking use could impact other tenants. In fact, it's not uncommon for some non-restaurant anchor tenants to insist that no restaurants be located near their stores.
If it is important that the chicken chain not damage the coffee shops breakfast business, you might want to ask them for a restriction prohibiting future breakfast sales.
Real Estate Dynamics, Inc.
Oct 7, 2010