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Panda Express looks to build restaurant in Tupelo

Another new restaurant is coming to Tupelo, and it’s Panda Express, the fast-casual Chinese food chain with some 1,800 locations int the U.S. Puerto Rico, Guam, Canada, Mexico, Dubai and South Korea. Plans show the restaurant will be on the lot south of the entrance to The Shops at Barnes Crossing (which houses Bed Bath & Beyond, Dickey’s Barbecue, Dollar Tree, […]

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On the menu: Food inspections report for 1/23/15

Not a lot of inspection reports this week, although we do have another restaurant getting a “C.” The honor goes to a West Point restaurant listed as Midsouth Waffles, but you’d know it better as Waffle House. The only critical violation listed on the report was that the restaurant didn’t have a certified manager.  Last week, Robin […]

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Tupelo eatery Grady’s Korner Kitchen now closed

Grady’s Korner Kitchen – which opened last March as Grady’s – has closed, the family confirmed. The restaurant on the corner of Daybrite and South Green in Tupelo originally opened with the intent to bring back some nostalgia with the old Grady’s 10-Cent Hamburger Huts. Grady Wood founded that popular place many years ago. Alas, […]

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Chipotle to open in New Albany? Not so fast, my friend …

According to a Craigslist posting, Chipotle  – yes, that Chipotle – plans to open its first Mississippi location in New Albany later this year or early next year. But don’t get too happy yet. Call me skeptical, but New Albany? Nothing against that great town, but it doesn’t seem to me the right market for the Chiptole to […]

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On the menu: Food inspection reports for 1/16/15

Here we go with another round of inspections. Looks like schools are going well around the region. No terrifying inspection reports to talk about, although there was one restaurant getting a “C.”  That restaurant – Robin Hood of West Point had a complaint filed against it, although the investigator said it couldn’t be substantiated. Nevertheless, Robin […]

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On the menu: Food inspections report for 1/9/15

It’s food inspection time! The following Northeast Mississippi facilities were inspected between Jan. 2-9. The explanation of the grading system is at the bottom of the list. A’s LEE COUNTY • Tupelo: Dairy Kreme, Verona Express (Old Verona Super-C), The Corner Store, The Olive Garden, Los Toros Mexican Restaurant #2, Lee County Adult Jail • Baldwyn: […]

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Raybern Foods to employ 200 at former Sara Lee plant

UPDATED VERSION 1/8/15: The creator of the frozen deli sandwich soon will be making them in Mississippi, creating 200 jobs and occupying what had been an empty building.  Hayward, California-based Raybern Foods, which specializes in heat-and-serve sandwiches sold at grocers including Walmart, is relocating its manufacturing operations to the former Sara Lee building in the […]

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