Knoxville Restaurant News


BREAKING NEWS

BEARDEN LOCATION COMING
The building which formerly housed Wishbone's in Bearden has been destroyed to make way for a new Zaxby's location.  Wishbones moved across the street in a joint operation with Denton's.  (UNDER CONSTRUCTION)

TWIN PEAKS TO OPEN IN FORMER TGI FRIDAYS
As announced several months ago, a franchise for Twin Peaks had been awarded and a location would open in Knoxville.  Through a press release, the company will completely remodel the former Northshore location of TGI Fridays.  The restaurant will feature 60 flat panel televisions and will be focused on sports.  The chain goes for the higher-end clientele, not necessarily the Hooter's crowdThe franchisee, Coby Brooks indicated that "we build first-class restaurants and feel Knoxville is the perfect sports market for our brand."
egg & I
THE EGG & I TO OPEN TWO KNOXVILLE LOCATIONS

The franchise plans to open a Knoxville location which will be the third Breakfast & Lunch Restaurant to enter the market.  First Watch recently opened in Turkey Creek near the Publix.  The Egg & I will open a location in the former Seasons Cafe in Bearden and a second location in the shops at Costco on Lovell Road just opened. The menu offers an extensive selection of breakfast items from full platters, wraps, pancakes to oatmeal.  Lunch includes salads, soups, sandwiches,  burgers and wraps.  Breakfast is served all day.
(NOW OPEN)

Tzakis
COMING 2014 
With great success in Chattanooga, the chain expects to open additional locations in Chattanooga as well as Knoxville.
(IN DEVELOPMENT)

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Closings:

Gatti's Pizza - Oak Ridge Highway/Karns



Announcements & New Openings:
Big Kahuna Wings - 12828 Kingston Pike  (COMING SOON)
Bojangles - Cedar Bluff and Kingston Pike  (UNDER CONSTRUCTION) 
Bojangles - Chapman Highway
Burger FI - U.T. Cumberland Avenue Strip (COMING 2014)://www.facebook.com/thecheesecakefactory
Carolina Ale House - Kingston Pike & Cedar Bluff (Under Construction)
China Palace - Central Avenue Oak Ridge
The Chinese restaurant that was located at Melton Hill Lake has finally opted for a new dig and has moved to a location on Central Avenue in Oak Ridge.  At one point the restaurant had faced being forced out of the Lake location but resisted.
Chipotle Grill - West Town Mall
Chipotle's newest location will be inside West Town Mall at the Food Court.  The new location is currently under construction.
Dead End BBQ - Broadway/Lamar Alexander (NOW OPEN)
Dead End BBQ has opened it's second location (slightly larger than the Knoxville location) in Maryville. 
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. 
Fu House Chinese Restaurant & Hibachi - 4421 Western Avenue  (NOW OPEN)
Fulin's Asian Cuisine - Town Center Blvd. 
Gallo Loco Mexican Restaurant - 80 East Tennessee Avenue, Oak Ridge, TN  (NOW OPEN) 
Indulge Restaurant & Bar - 3920 Asheville Highway
La Cabana Cuban Restaurant - North Campbell Station Road (NOW OPEN) 
Old College Inn  (IN DEVELOPMENT)
Panda Express - U.T. Cumberland Avenue Strip
Currently in development.
Panda Express - 11480 Parkside Drive, Knoxville, Tennessee  (NOW OPEN)
Penn Station Subs - 7025 Kingston Pike in Bearden (NOW OPEN)
Location is now open.  Located next to AT & T Mobile in Bearden.
 
Potbelly Sandwich Works - 11661 Park Side Drive, Knoxville (NOW OPEN)
Seargeant Pepperoni's New Location
The Bearden pizza restaurant has expanded to a second location in the Seven Oaks Shopping Center in front of the discount movie theater.  (NOW OPEN)
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)
Viet Taste - 213 N. Peters Road
Zaxby's - Cedar Bluff at Kingston Pike  (IN DEVELOPMENT)










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