I was just told that there is a third location of Sun-dried Tomato Cafe scheduled to open in the new Ralph's Fresh Faire center just being completed in Talega- San Clemente. If you live that far South in OC this is news that could make you giddy. There's also a Panera Bread listed on the center's development website.
In addition there is a new retail complex being graded next to the 5 (part of Marblehead- San Clemente) that is supposedly going to have a dozen or more eateries (specifically stated as including NO fast food drive-thrus). The original concept was for an upscale outlet center (whatever that means) but the wording now reads "specialty retail" so this could be some really good news for deep-South OC'ers. Even some better chain restos (most likely, I would think) would be a welcome addition down here.
Anyone out there have anything more specific?