Get to know the freshest new businesses to launch in Charlotte

Interested in exploring the freshest new spots in Charlotte? From an Indian eatery to a seafood spot, read on for a rundown of the newest businesses to debut recently.

9 Spices Indian Cuisine

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9 Spices Indian Cuisine is an Indian spot, offering seafood and more, that recently opened at 8145 Ardrey Kell Road in Providence Crossing.

You'll find the Chicken 555 among the main dishes here. It features fried chicken with cashews, served in a special sauce. Take a gander at the full menu here. You can also expect a variety of beer, mocktails and more when it comes to drinks.

With a 3.5-star rating out of three reviews on Yelp so far, 9 Spices Indian Cuisine has made a promising start.

Yelper Ramya C. wrote, “This is a great place for authentic Indian food! Try the Thali and enjoy a delicious meal. On weekends, this spot also has great specials. The restaurant is perfect for large groups and it's kid-friendly.”

The Crab Cracker

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New to 8640 University City Blvd., Suite A1, is The Crab Cracker, a Cajun/Creole spot, offering seafood and more.

This eatery specializes in Louisiana seafood boils. You can also order fried baskets, including shrimp, oyster, catfish and more. Check out the Andouille sausage for your side. Take a peek at the full menu here

With 4.5 stars out of 23 reviews on Yelp, the newcomer is receiving positive attention from patrons.

Yelper John G. wrote, "The Cajun crab special had just the right amount of large shrimp, corn on the cob and red potatoes. The smell was right on and the taste had me thinking I was back in Baton Rouge."

Pret a Manger

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On the hunt for a new breakfast and brunch spot, offering coffee and tea and sandwiches? Pret a Manger has opened its latest outpost, located in the Charlotte Douglas International Airport at 5501 Josh Birmingham Parkway.

This chain serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. It offers an array of different sandwiches including cheddar and tomato, chicken and bacon and turkey and pesto. Take a look at the complete list of sandwiches here. Drinks include iced coffee, espresso and more. Through the non-profit Pret Foundation, leftover food is donated daily to soup kitchens, homeless shelters, etc.

The new locale has made a good impression thus far, with a four-star rating out of six reviews on Yelp.

Cindi R. wrote, "This spot is very fairly priced for an airport and for the quality of the food. It serves cage-free eggs and organic coffee. I had breakfast for $8.53 in an airport, which was amazing."

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