Knoxville Restaurant News


BREAKING NEWS

BLAZE PIZZA COMING TO CEDAR BLUFF
The chain has secured a location at 121 N Peters Road near the new Conn's Home Plus Store.  The chain offers fresh made-from-scratch dough with healthful, artisanal ingredients on the assembly line.  With their blazing hot oven, after preparation, it only takes 180 seconds for your crispy pizza to be ready to eat.  The chain plans on opening a new location every six days until the end of 2014. 

CORNER BAKERY CAFE COMING?

The company has signed an agreement with Half Baked LLC to open its first restaurants in Central and Eastern Tennessee.  The agreement also includes addresses in Kentucky and other locations over the next nine years.  Menu items includes breakfast, salads, panini sandwiches, salads, soups and bakery fresh sweets.  Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Established on the philosophy of relaxing with family and friends.
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COMING TO TURKEY CREEK AREA
The fast growing chain plans to open a location in the former Ruby Tuesday (Jim & Nicks BBQ) located on Lovell Road.  The restaurant has a Carribbean atmosphere for the entire family to enjoy.  Serving up 30 flavors of wings the restaurant also has numerous entrees, sandwiches, salads, quesadillas and tacos and dessert.  (AUGUST 2014)

LAROSA'S FAMILY PIZZERIA COMING
Cincinnati based pizzeria, Larosa's plans to open a franchise location in the Cedar Bluff area.  The restaurant is celebrating 60 years of business with 64 locations in Ohio, Indiana and Northern Kentucky.  The Knoxville location will be it's Southern most location.  Serving up custom specialty pizzas, calzones, soups and salads, appetizers, Hoagys and homemade dessert.  The location will be announced at a later date. 
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Closings:

Papa Murphy's Pizza- Bearden 
Puleo's Grille - Morrell Road in the Deane Hill Shopping Center 
Quizno's - 7220 Chapman Highway, Knoxville



Announcements & New Openings:
Archer's BBQ West - 10205 Kingston Pike 
Asia Cafe - Central Avenue Pike
Owners announced a new 12000sf location to be built and opened in 2015. 
Blaze Pizza - 113 N Peters Road  (COMING SOON)
The 25 location chain expects to open a restaurant every six days until the end of the year.  Among Cincinnati, New Orleans, Raleigh-Durham and more, Knoxville, TN is listed.
Bojangles - Cedar Bluff and Kingston Pike  (UNDER CONSTRUCTION) 
Bojangles - Chapman Highway
Bojangles - Tennessee Highway 72, Loudon, TN @ I-75   (UNDER CONSTRUCTION)
Bojangles - Western Avenue near Sanderson (UNDER CONSTRUCTION)
Brown Bag - First Tennessee Plaza, 800 S. Gay Street.
The chain is taking over the former Lunchbox location. 
Burger FI - U.T. Cumberland Avenue Strip (NOW OPEN) ://www.facebook.com/thecheesecakefactory
Carolina Ale House - Kingston Pike & Cedar Bluff
Knoxville's newest chain restaurant arrives to the public on August 4th.
 (OPENING AUGUST 4, 2014)

Citico's at WindRiver - WindRiver Golf & Country Club
Offering Fine Dining for Dinner Thursday thru Saturday, Reservations Only.
Chipotle Grill - West Town Mall  (NOW OPEN)  
Chipotle's newest location is inside West Town Mall at the Food Court.
East Coast Wings & Grille
The franchise agreement has been signed for K-town area locations but the franchisee has not made their plans public at this time.  The signed agreement has five new restaurants in the Knoxville, Tennessee area. 
Fresh 2 Order (F20) - University Commons
As noted earlier, Fresh 2 Order, an Atlanta area based restaurant chain had plans to expand into the Knoxville area.  The chain recently announced it will be a tenant at the new University Commons near UT.  University Commons will also be home to a new Publix and Wal-mart.
(LATE SUMMER/EARLY FALL)
French Market II - Farragut
The second location of FM is under construction in Farragut.
Grujo's German Restaurant - 1420 E. Emory Road
Expected to be a short order restaurant with minimal inside seating.   (COMING SOON)
Hurricane Grill & Wings -  Lovell Road  (AUGUST 2014)
Ichiban Restaurant - S. Northshore (COMING SOON)
Jersey Mike's - University Commons (AUGUST 2014)
Little Mexico - 3100 Knoxville Center Drive (COMING SOON)
Not Watson's Bar & Grill - Market Square
The Square actually has a burger bar (Stock & Barrel) but a new group from the owners of Soccer Taco want to offer a lower costing burger and plan to open a new venue in part of the building that used to be home to Watson's Department Store.  No it's not Watson's.  The restaurant is expected to be open before summer's end.
Panda Express - U.T. Cumberland Avenue Strip (UNDER DEVELOPMENT)
Popeye's Louisiana Kitchen - Clinton Highway & Allen Drive  (UNDER CONSTRUCTION) 
Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers - U.T. Cumberland Avenue Strip (UNDER DEVELOPMENT)
Sweet P's BBQ and Soul House - Jackson Avenue Downtown
For all the people that take that long drive down to the marina for Sweet P's BBQ, the establishment has announced a new location downtown just a block from the old McClung warehouse property.  (UNDER DEVELOPMENT)
Toast
Yet another breakfast, brunch, lunch restaurant has big plans to enter the Knoxville market with as many as three locations.
(UNDER DEVELOPMENT)
Whiskey River Wild - 1945 Downtown West Blvd 
This new restaurant will be located in the former Kanpai of Tokyo building.  The inside has somewhat been gutted and an extended bar will be available.  The venue will be musical in nature.  Owners indicate that this will be an adult restaurant and smoking will be allowed inside the building.  (COMING SOON)
Zaxby's - Cedar Bluff at Kingston Pike  (UNDER CONSTRUCTION)










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