Archive for the ‘New restaurants’ Category
Well, we knew then that Firehouse was eyeing the former Dixie Gas location on West Main Street, but we didn’t know how far along Jimmy John’s was in its search. Read the rest of this entry »
Biz Buzz has been wondering what’s going on with the shell building in front of Kilgore’s Supermarket and Walls Bargain Center on South Gloster Street in Tupelo, and now we know:
It’s the future home of Super Demario’s.
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Homer’s Steaks & More at 825 W. Jefferson in Tupelo has adjusted its hours, opening an hour later during the week and staying open a little bit longer.
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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:
Biz Buzz has gotten confirmation that the lease is signed, and Five Guys Burgers and Fries is opening a location in Tupelo.
As we first mentioned last year, the restaurant will open in the King’s Crossing retail center, which is home to Kohl’s, Ross Dress for Less, Newk’s, Gigi’s Cupcakes, Dress Barn, Kirkland’s, Mt. Fuji and others
Five Guys will occupy the northwest corner of the development, next to Sports Clips and Smoothie King.
Jed Heubach of Eat Here Brands of Jackson, which owns the franchise rights, said the store will cover 2,400 square feet and seat 75-80. It will employ about 50 to start.
“We plan to open by the end of the summer,” he said.
Job applicants can go to the company’s website for employment info.
Heubach said they’re hiring for the management team and a few other key positions right now.
Five Guys currently has Mississippi locations in D’Iberville, Flowood, Gulfport, Hattiesburg and Ridgeland.
It’s been a busy week for restaurant news, and Biz Buzz has another opening to report:
Homer’s Steaks & More will open today from 4 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
It’s located at 825 W. Jefferson in what was most recently Shanti Yoga. It’s been a restaurant before, including Park Heights, Bistro at Park and Tiger Lilly Cafe.
Owners Tom and Kerri Horton have a combined 50 years of restaurant experience and have been working for several weeks on their new restaurant, which will prominently feature steaks on the menu.
The restaurant initially will open for dinner only, from 4 p.m. to 9:30 p.m Monday-Thursday and Friday-Saturday from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. The phone number is (662) 260-5070.
The building that was most recently Los Potrillos Mexican restaurant in Tupelo has been sold, and the new owner is
turning it into another restaurant.
And no – it’s not another Mexican, Chinese, Japanese or combo Chinese/Japanese.
It’s …. CH Tenders Place.
There’s one in West Point, and it serves chicken tenders, wings, shrimp and “more,” which includes burgers, wraps and salads.
The restaurant should open in about three weeks.
It’s located between Connie’s Fried Chicken and Captain D’s on South Gloster Street, across from North Mississippi Medical Center.