Sweet Peppers Deli on West Main Street in Tupelo is closing its doors at 8 p.m. Sunday for about a month to undergo an extensive renovation.
It’s scheduled to reopen Oct. 3.
The restaurant, which hasn’t had a major remodel since it opened in 1999, will get new tables, floors, colors, logo and a new pickup window for call-in and online orders.
The new look will be incorporated into the company’s other nine locations, and Tupelo will be the first.
In addition, booths will replace most of the tables, but total seating – about 120 – will not change.
The restaurant, part of the Columbus-based Eat With Us Restaurants group (which also is parent to Harveys and Grill locations in Tupelo and C0lumbus).
Sweet Peppers Deli franchise has its beginnings in 1984, when Robin Fant bought the eight-table Bulldog Deli in Starkville’s popular Cotton District. In 1996, the popular eatery moved into a renovated, expanded former gas station, retaining the building’s brick exterior and working garage doors.
In 2012, Bulldog Deli switched to the Sweet Peppers Deli brand, and last year, it was changed to a new concept, Bulldog Burger Co.
All 50 or so employees at the Sweet Peppers in Tupelo will continue working. Some will go to the Corinth location while others will work at the Sweet Peppers Express location at The Mall at Barnes Crossing food court, which will remain open.
Also, Sweet Peppers will continue catering. The number to call for that is (662) 840-4475.