Knoxville Restaurant News


BREAKING NEWS
Moe’s Original BBQ Heading to Matthews
LOCATION COMING TO KNOXVILLE  (IN DEVELOPMENT)New
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OAK RIDGE LOCATION  (NOW OPEN) New
The requests have been noticed and the company has aa new Oak Ridge location open.
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PIE FIVE PIZZA COMPANY COMING

Knoxville location to open in the Cedar Bluff area.  Fresh hand made salads delivered in a pizza crust bowl are made to order.  By the time you reach the cash register your pizza will arrive fresh and bubbly.  A new Oak Ridge location recently opened..
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DEL TACO ANNOUNCES EXPANSION TO EAST TENNESSEE (DEVELOPING)
A few years back, the chain announced expansion into East Tennessee ...but it never happened.  The new franchise agreement calls for 10 restaurant locations in the Knoxville area over the next five years.  The first location is planned to open in 2017. 
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WILD WING CAFE II
(DEVELOPING)
The Knoxville Franchisee of Wild Wing Cafe has announced a second Knoxville location in downtown.  The location will represent only the second chain restaurant in Downtown Knoxville.  The new location is on Gay Street across the street from the JCPenny Building in the location of the former J's Mega Mart.  The location is expected to open before year's end.
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COMING TO BEARDEN HILL (DEVELOPING)
The Breakfast and Lunch or Daytime Cafe will build a new location adjacent to Kimball's Jewelers atop Bearden Hill.  The only other Knoxville location is adjacent to the Publix in Turkey Creek on Parkside Drive.  The chain is known for it's extensive breakfast offerings as well as modest lunch offerings.  The cafe closes at 2pm daily.  The new Bearden location is under development.  Breaking News!!  First Watch has acquired The Egg & I.  The Egg & I already has a Bearden location and that makes the news of a Bearden First Watch location a bit fuzzy.  
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Closings:

Brixx Pizza - Turkey Creek
The location on Parkside Drive in Turkey Creek opted not to renew their lease and consolidate with the West Hills location.
Dean's Fountain City NEW!!
Gyrene Burgers - Cumberland Avenue
The location is now being operated as "We're Cooking"
Mulligan's - Gettysvue
The present location has closed but will re-open in the former Sonny's BBQ location on Parkside Drive early next year.
Sweet Celebrations - Maryville, TN
Maryville's most popular local gathering place of yesteryear has Closed.



Announcements & New Openings:
Archer's BBQ  (OPENING SOON)
Joining Babalu's in the old JCPenny building downtown next to Mast General Store. 
Asia Cafe - Callahan Drive (UNDER CONSTRUCTION)
Owners announced a new 12000sf location to be built and opened in 2016.
Babalu Tacos & Tapas  (NOW OPEN) NEW!!
Authentic gourmet taqcos and Spanish-style tapas served with a southern twist and prepared with ingredients that are locally sourced. House-made guacamole is prepared table-side.  Fine tequila is available in the bar and cocktails are made from scratch using fresh ingredients.  The new location in Knoxville will be Downtown in the old JCPenny building next to Mast General.
Balter Beerworks - Downtown (OPENING SOON) NEW!!
Bar Louie
A second promise.  The chain originally announced a location for Knoxville in 2012 but now intends to announce a franchise location for 2015.  No address for the Knoxville location has been provided. (UNDER DEVELOPMENT)
Big Monster Subs - S. Peters Road  (NOW OPEN)  NEW!!
Cafe Rocca - 716 20th Street (Campus)  (OPENING SOON) 
Cook Out - 435 E. Emory Road (OPENING SOON)
Location is up and being readied to open..
Corner Pocket Cafe & Lounge - 513 N. 17th Street (Campus)  (OPENING SOON)
Drake's - Deane Hill Centre Morrell Road (NOW OPEN) NEW!!
Burgers Sushi and Beer, a family restaurant before 10pm daily.  Burger, Fresh Made Sushi and Craft Beer.
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. 
Fieldhouse Social - 2525 University Commons Way  (NOW OPEN)
The Aubrey's Restaurant Group has opened a new concept restaurant in the University Comons Center.
5 Market Square - Market Square Downtown (UNDER DEVELOPMENT)
The former location of Shono's In the City will become a new restaurant as part of the Oliver Hotel..
Golden Wok - Kroger Marketplace Cedar Bluff (NOW OPEN) NEW!!
Gus's Fried Chicken  (Under Development)
The location is adjacent to Savelli's Italian Restaurant on Sutherland Avenue. Construction signs are now up.
Habaneros II - 4620 Greenway Drive  (COMING SOON) NEW!!
Hurricane Grill & Wings - E. Emory Road (UNDER DEVELOPMENT)
Jimmy John's Sandwiches - Calderwood Street - Maryville (UNDER DEVELOPMENT) NEW!!
K-town Tavern - Parkside Drive (NOW OPEN)
Peerless Steakhouse has been transformed into the new Sports Bar/Tavern concept.  The Tavern is open at 3pm.
Las Fuentes - 2525 Chapman Highway (COMING SOON
Lonesome Dove Western Bistro - Old City (COMING SOON) NEW!!
Love Shack - Old City (UNDER DEVELOPMENT) NEW!!
Pie Five Pizza - Cedar Bluff NEW!!
The Oak Ridge location is NOW OPEN and the New Knoxville location in the Cedar Bluff area is coming soon.
Pyramid Deli & Cafe - 6535 Kingston Pike
Quaker Steak and Grill - West Knoxville (UNDER CONSTRUCTION) new
Located on the lot that formerly housed the Original Ali Baba Deli.
Toast (UNDER DEVELOPMENT)
Yet another breakfast, brunch, lunch restaurant has big plans to enter the Knoxville market with as many as three locations.

Wingstop - N. Broadway (NOW OPEN)
Another try to win Knoxville over.  The new location is next to Panera Bread and Rita's Ice.









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