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Jimmy John’s to join new Lebanon eateries

Angie Mayes • Updated Jun 15, 2016 at 12:00 PM

Add Jimmy John’s to the list of new restaurants coming to Lebanon in the near future. 

The sub sandwich restaurant with delivery submitted plans Monday to the Lebanon Planning Department to open in the Signature Place shopping center on West Main Street behind Verizon wireless and McDonald’s and next door to Kroger. 

Jimmy John’s joins as one of several other either new or recently renovated fast-food restaurants in Lebanon. 

Founded in 1983 and headquartered in Champaign, Ill., Jimmy John’s has grown to more than 2,500 locations in 46 states in the past 30 years. Jimmy John’s has opened about 200 locations per year over the past three years. 

Panera Bread recently submitted plans to the Lebanon Planning Department to build a restaurant in Lebanon. 

This popular sandwich, soup, salad and artesian bread store has more than 1,997 bakery-cafes in 46 states, the District of Columbia and Ontario, Canada under three different store names, Panera Bread, St. Louis Bread Co., and Paradise Bakery & Café.

The store plans to renovate and house a free-standing restaurant in the Shell gas station on South Cumberland Street, according to initial plans submitted to the city. The restaurant is popular for breakfast, lunch and dinner, offering fresh artisan breads and a full-menu of options.

The next step in the process is for the Panera preliminary plat and plans to be reviewed by the Lebanon Planning Commission at its next meeting June 28 at the Town Meeting Hall.

A Cook-Out fast-food restaurant, which offers a variety of American foods such as barbecue, corn dogs and hamburgers, plans to build a new structure next to the Quality Inn on Legends Drive. 

Dairy Queen is expected to open its doors June 22 next to Rite Aid Pharmacy and Price’s Collision Center on West Main Street. The restaurant is most famous for its ice cream treats such as Blizzards and soft serve also serves burgers, chicken and even breakfast.

Other fast-food restaurants have recently opened or are planning for the near future. Hardee’s Restaurant and Domino’s Pizza recently renovated buildings on West Main Street. Dunkin Donuts, located in the former White Castle building on South Cumberland, recently opened and now has two locations in Lebanon with the first on West Main Street near Bates Ford.

Also, Sweet CeCe’s Frozen Yogurt plans to build a store in Lebanon on West Main Street. Started in Nashville, Sweet CeCe’s currently has locations in Alabama, Mississippi, Kentucky, Ohio, Illinois, Texas and New Mexico. 

 

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