Champaign, Illinois-based Jimmy John's is opening on the cusp of Toco Hills Promenade early next year. The "gourmet sandwich" franchise has grown its metro presence quite a bit over the past few years, adding multiple Buckhead and midtown locations, as well as restaurants in Decatur, Sandy Springs and Norcross.
Toco Hills Promenade is the Publix-anchored center near the corner of North Druid Hills and Clairmont Roads. The adjacent Kroger-anchored Toco Hill shopping center is located near the intersection of North Druid Hills and LaVista Roads. The centers appear to be one, but to the right of the upcoming Jimmy John's is the separation between the two centers. (To the right of Jimmy John's is Famous Pub.)
Both centers are popular with students of nearby Emory University and between the two have virtually something for everyone.
Columbia, South Carolina-based Edens is the current owner of Toco Hills Promenade and recently completed renovations that have made the center both easier to navigate as well as given it a more updated look. Additionally, numerous restaurants have been added over the past couple couple of years including Menchie's, La Parilla and Mirko Pasta. Retailers such as Learning Express, Game Stop and Leslie's Pool Supply have also joined the center.
Despite the fact that the white bread Jimmy John's uses is among the more unhealthy types of breads, their options and pricing make them a favorite of mine. Jimmy John's is also known for their "freaky fast delivery" something that makes them quite popular and sought after.
Where is your favorite sandwich shop? Do you like Jimmy John's or do you prefer more complicated and more expensive options like Which Wich? What would you like to see open in Toco Hills?