Champaign, Illinois-based Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches is opening at least three new Atlanta area locations in midtown and Marietta.
The sandwich shop chain with over 2000 locations across the country already has over 30 locations in Georgia, most of which are in metro Atlanta.
In midtown, two locations will open, one on Monroe Drive, the other on Peachtree Street. In Marietta, a new Jimmy John's is being built on Powers Ferry Road.
Jimmy John's Monroe Drive location will open in place of Great American Coin Laundry, in a space situated in an outparcel between Ansley Mall and Kroger. On Peachtree Street, Jimmy John's is opening in Pershing Point Plaza in a space that was previously home to My Friend's Place, another casual sandwich shop. Pershing Point Plaza is home to Earthlink and near the intersection of Peachtree and 17th Streets.
In Marietta, Jimmy John's is replacing what had been an aging eyesore, previously home to a freestanding Blimpie. The dated building was torn down a short time ago and construction on the new structure is underway. Jimmy John's new restaurant is located on Powers Ferry, between Terrell Mill and Delk Road, not far from Powers Ferry Plaza and Delk Spectrum Shopping Center.
Jimmy John's favors "in-line" locations making their new freestanding location in Marietta quite rare.
In addition to Jimmy John's, Subway is also expanding, with plans in the works to open within or in shared space with a number of intown gas stations.
Personally, I'd love for Chicago, Illinois-based Potbelly Sandwich Shop, Orlando, Florida-based Earl of Sandwich or Deerfield, Illinois-based Così to come to Atlanta.
What is your favorite sandwich shop? What not currently represented chain would you like to see open in Georgia? What is your "sweet spot" for the price of an average sandwich? Please share your thoughts below.