Knoxville Restaurant News


BREAKING NEWS
BIG FATTY'S CATERING CHANGES NAME NEW!!
Big Fatty's Catering Cafe has changed their name.  The name reflects the owners name and is now called Lisa Jean's Catering.  The building has been refreshed but the menu will be mainly the same.
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NEW LOCATION AT CEDAR BLUFF new
Cookout is under construction at 321 Cedar Bluff Road, Knoxville, Tennessee.  The chain already has locations on Kingston Pike in Bearden, on Cumberland Avenue on the UT Strip, Emory Road in North Knoxville and in Maryville, TN.
Tandur
NOW OPEN at 6502 Kingston Pike new

Knoxville is the newest location to open.  The restaurant is on Sutherland Avenue next to Savelli's Italian Restaurant.  Arrive early or late, there is always a line to get in.
Rosati's
Authentic Chicago Style deep-dish pizza.  Pastas, Sandwiches, Salads and Pizza.  Located off Northshore at Brookview.  (NOW OPEN) 
Stokely Healthy Foods Creates Partnership with
                Taziki's Mediterranean Cafénew
Northshore at Kingston Pike (NOW OPEN)
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PIE FIVE PIZZA COMPANY COMING (NOW OPEN)
Knoxville location at 9316 Kingston Pike, near GFS.

Pie Five Pizza Co. Expands Tennessee Footprint in Knoxville

The new location marks the first Knoxville location, and fourth overall location in Tennessee

DALLAS, TX  Pie Five Pizza Co., the Dallas-based pizza trailblazer known for personalized, made-to-order pizzas prepared in less than five minutes, is rolling into Knoxville with the grand opening of its newest restaurant on Friday, October 21. Located at 9313 Kingston Pike and open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Pie Five is the perfect stop for busy families in search of a quick and delicious meal with unlimited options for only $7.49.

The opening marks the eighth Pie Five location opened by veteran Applebee’s franchisees Fred Gustin and Kurt Guttshall.

 

“Pie Five is bringing the next generation of pizza to Knoxville with our diverse selection of fresh ingredients, homemade crusts and, of course, our quick service,” said Guttshall. “We’re thrilled for the opportunity to bring the Pie Five experience to the Knoxville community.”

 

To celebrate the grand opening, Pie Five will make a donation to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, an organization that fulfills the wishes of children who have been diagnosed with life-threatening medical conditions. 

 

Pie Five’s fast casual dining experience delivers guests with fresh, artisan and customizable pizzas. With more than 28 fresh toppings, seven savory sauces and four made-from-scratch crusts, there are a ton of tasty combinations sure to please every member of the family. Gluten-free and vegan options are also available, so guests with dietary considerations can enjoy a thoughtful, handcrafted pizza. In addition to Pie Five’s signature pizzas, there is also a selection of freshly-tossed salads and indulgent desserts!     

 

For more information on Pie Five’s Tennessee locations, please visit the Pie Five location finder. Connect with Pie Five on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Join the Circle of Crust to earn points for every purchase of pizza or large salad. Circle of Crust members even get a free pizza on their half birthday! 

 

ABOUT PIE FIVE PIZZA CO. 

Dallas-based Pie Five Pizza Co. is a subsidiary of RAVE Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: RAVE). RAVE owns, franchises and supplies more than 300 Pie Five and Pizza Inn restaurants operating domestically and internationally. Pie Five Pizza Co. is the leading brand in the rapidly growing fast-casual pizza space, offering individual handcrafted pizzas with fresh ingredients made to order in less than five minutes. Named among Fast Casual’s Top “Movers & Shakers” for three consecutive years, 2015 “Best Franchise Deal” by QSR Magazine, 2012 Hot Concepts winner by Nation’s Restaurant News and one of “10 Hot New Restaurant Chains from Established Brands” by Forbes.com, the company currently has 95 locations in 23 states and the District of Columbia. For more information, please visit PieFivePizza.com.
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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 NOT COMING TO DOWNTOWN
(CANCELLED) NEW!!
 The local franchisee has announced the J-Mega Market location is now off the list, but they are still pursuing a location in downtown Knoxville. 
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Closings:

Aubrey's Cafe - Farragut
Management cited parking as the reason for closure.
Bailey's Sports Grill - Cedar Bluff
Brixx Wood-Fired Pizza - West Town/Kingston Pike 
Chili's Grill & Bar - Mabry Hood Rd.
Coop Cafe - Sutherland Avenue
Crazy Buffet - Walker Springs Plaza 
Dead End BBQ - Maryville Location NEW!!
Junction 33 - Rocky Hill NEW!!
Meksiko Mexican Restaurant - Farragut
Mulligan's - Gettysvue
The present location has closed but had planned to re-open in the former Sonny's BBQ location on Parkside Drive but that has yet to happen.
Perkin's Restaurant & Bakery - Kingston Pike
Tin Roof - U.T. Cumberland Avenue Strip NEW!!



Announcements & New Openings:
Asia Cafe - Callahan Drive (UNDER CONSTRUCTION)
Owners announced a new 12000sf location to be built on Callahan Drive but no construction has been done this summer.
Balter Beerworks - Downtown (NOW OPEN)
Chili's Grill & Bar - Parkside Drive in Turkey Creek  (NOW OPEN
Chivo Taqueria - Downtown/Gay Street (NOW OPEN)
Tacos, tequila and whiskey.
Cookout - Cedar Bluff (UNDER CONSTRUCTION) NEW!!
Dine in location.
Dairy Queen - Seymour (OPENING SOON)
10724 Chapman Highway, Seymour, TN
Don Delfis Pancake House & Restaurant (NOW OPEN) NEW!!
120 West End Avenue, Farragut, TN
Duck Donuts - Bearden NEW!!
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. 
(The) Egg & I - Lovell Road @ Costco NEW!!
First Watch recently acquired The Egg & I and will convert the Lovell Road location to First Watch.  The chain recently opened a new location on Bearden Hill and it is unclear if the Bearden Egg & I will be converted.
El Patron Grill - Walker Springs Plaza (OPENING SOON) NEW!!
Empire Deli - 625 Gay Street  (NOW OPEN)
Full Service BBQ - Farragut 
Gavino's Pizza - Turkey Creek (OPENING SOON) new
Gavino's will open it's second location at the Pinnacle in Turkey Creek
Golden Wok - Kroger Marketplace Cedar Bluff (NOW OPEN) 
Gus's Fried Chicken  (NOW OPEN)
The location is adjacent to Savelli's Italian Restaurant on Sutherland Avenue.  The lines have formed and demand has been high.  Limited parking and limited seating, do arrive early.
Hurricane Grill & Wings - E. Emory Road (UNDER DEVELOPMENT)
J.C. Holdway - 501 Union Avenue  (NOW OPEN) (UNDER
Jimmy John's Sandwiches - Calderwood Street - Maryville (UNDER DEVELOPMENT)
Jimmy John's Sandwiches - Cedar Bluff  (NOW OPEN)
Las Fuentes - 2525 Chapman Highway (COMING SOON
Lonesome Dove Western Bistro - Old City (NOW OPEN
Love Shack - Old City (UNDER DEVELOPMENT) 
Mad Greek International Cafe - Strawberry Plains (NOW OPENNEW!!
Located in the former Ruby Tuesday
Market House Cafe - Market Square  (UNDER DEVELOPMENT)
1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza - Pinnacle at Turkey Creek (OPENING SOON) NEW!!
New location to open at 11071 Parkside Drive
Pie Five Pizza - Cedar Bluff (NOW OPEN)
Serving up custom pizzas in under two minutes all under $8.00 regardless of the custom toppings.  Custom salads also available.
Plaza Mexico Mexican Grill - Halls Crossroads (COMING SOON
Salsarita's - Emory Road (NOW OPEN)
Sticky Rice Cafe - Jack Dance Drive (West Town) (NOW OPEN)
Soccer Taco - Thunderhead Road at Knoxville Town Center
New location of the Popular Bearden Hill and Market Square Mexican Restaurant.
Sorrentino's  - Kingston Pike  (COMING SOON) NEW!!
Located in the former Perkin's Restaurant
Stock Burgers - Sutherland Ave @ Hollywood (NOW OPEN)
Arrive early!  Limited parking and limited seating.  Lunch and dinner crowds cause long wait time in peak hours.
Taziki's Mediterranean Grill - Northshore and Kingston Pike (NOW OPEN) new
Ugly Duckling Cafe - Emory Road (COMING
West Hills Flats & Taps - 7403 Kingston Pike (NOW OPEN) new
In place of the Brixx Wood-Fired Pizza this is a second location of Central Flats & Taps.









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