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Sources say Jimmy John’s has found a location in Tupelo

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jimmyjohnsLast year at this time, Biz Buzz let you know that Firehouse Subs and Jimmy John’s were looking for locations in Tupelo. 

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 »

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April 18, 2014 at 2:35 pm

New restaurant will serve ‘the biggest burger in Tupelo’

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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’sSuper Demario's
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April 15, 2014 at 8:36 am

Homer’s Steaks and More in Tupelo adjusts hours

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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.

Homer's Steaks & More is in the bottom right of the building.

Homer’s Steaks & More is in the bottom right of the building.


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Written by Dennis Seid

April 14, 2014 at 1:51 pm

Sonic to move on South Gloster in Tupelo, have double drive-thru

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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

Sonic near the South Gloster/Cliff Gookin intersection will move to this site near McAlister's Deli on Gloster. Construction is expected to be completed by August.

Sonic near the South Gloster/Cliff Gookin intersection will move to this site near McAlister’s Deli on Gloster. Construction is expected to be completed by August.

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:

Sonic site plan

 

 

Written by Dennis Seid

April 10, 2014 at 10:55 am

It’s official: Five Guys to open in Tupelo

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It’s the news many of you have been waiting for: Five-Guys-logo

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.

Five Guys will occupy this spot next to Sports Clips and Smoothie King.

Five Guys will occupy this spot next to Sports Clips and Smoothie King.

“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.

Written by Dennis Seid

April 2, 2014 at 12:07 pm

Homer’s Steaks & More opening today

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It’s been a busy week for restaurant news, and Biz Buzz has another opening to report:

Homer's Steaks & More is in the bottom right of the building.

Homer’s Steaks & More is in the bottom right of the building.

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.

 

 

Written by Dennis Seid

April 2, 2014 at 9:00 am

CH Tenders Place to open in former Los Potrillos

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The building that was most recently Los Potrillos Mexican restaurant in Tupelo has been sold, and the new owner is

Most recently Los Potrillos, this will become a CH Tenders Place in a few weeks.

Most recently Los Potrillos, this will become a CH Tenders Place in a few weeks.

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.

Written by Dennis Seid

April 1, 2014 at 4:16 pm