|SILVER SPOON - THE AMERICAN CAFE
After being ousted at the Gallery Shopping Center in West Knoxville, Specialty Dining secured the former Carino's Italian Restaurant location on Lovell Road as their new Flagship location for Silver Spoon. It appeared as if the location was doing
a moderate business but the location was secured for non-payment of taxes. A recent check of the property showed the location to be closed for business. It is unclear if the chain will be revived or allowed to just disappear. All other locations have since closed. Specialty Dining was born through a partnership of Ruby Tuesday executives.
|DOODLES BBQ BISTRO OPENS IN HARDIN
Another locally owned Bistro style restaurant has opened in Hardin Valley. The restaurant serves up hickory smoked pork, chicken, spare ribs, burgers, and wings.
Uncle Maddio's Pizza Joint Selects Northshore Town Center
Uncle Maddio's will open a new location, as promised, in Knoxville at Northshore Town Center. Uncle Maddio's allows you to select your favorite fresh ingredients or one of their signature pies to take n bake or the restaurant will cook it and serve it in house. It takes about six minutes of cooking time for your pizza. Using high quality ingredients, salads are also on the menu. OPENING SOON
CHEESECAKE FACTORY UNDERWAY AT WEST TOWN MALL
The most highly anticipated restaurant of the past 15 years for Knoxville is presently under construction at West Town Mall. A recent press release indicated a Spring or June 2013 opening. The average size of a Cheesecake Factory Restaurant is 8700 sq. ft. At last check, the West Town Mall location had dropped below 7600 sq. ft. While 7600 represents the address at West Town Mall, it may very well represent a major mistake in reducing the size of a restaurant that will be highly attended. We predict that this will be the hardest restaurant to get into for at least the first couple of years. The downsizing of the restaurant is sure to cause massive congestion. It is possible to consider that the small restaurant size may impact the success of the restaurant. NO ONE SHOULD WAIT MORE THAN 10 to 15 minutes on a table and it appears as if Cheesecake Factory will exploit that wait list. Years and years of periodic rumors can be laid to rest with the opening of the Knoxville Cheesecake Factory. Stay tuned for any additional information. (JUNE 2013)
|Franchise Monitor: Making
Knoxville a Priority Market