You may remember about a year ago Biz Buzz revealed that the Sonic on South Gloster Street in Tupelo was moving a
little farther north on Gloster, in the old Chips and Salsa/Peggy’s Place/Guthrie’s Chicken site in the parking lot adjacent to McAlister’s Deli.
Well, I drove by this morning, and Mark Welch with Jaco Foods in Columbus, which owns the franchise, was surveying the site with some Sonic corporate folks.
Welch said he hopes to break ground in mid-May, with construction taking about 90 days.
“So, we’re looking at opening sometime in August,” he said.
Welch said the project is a $1.5 million investment, and the relocated restaurant will feature double drive-thrus, a first in the area. There will be nine standard parking bays as well at the site.
Here’s the site plan: