The national fast food chains continue to increase the amount of locations they operate in our area. And, in addition to their local expansions a locally owned and operated retro burger joint is also nearing opening in Airway Heights.
That business is the new Airway Heights location of Wolffy's Burgers at 12807 W. 14th Ave. There is no set opening date as of today but they have informed us that despite some delays in construction they will be opening very soon, perhaps in the week after Christmas. This will be Wolffy's second location in addition to the location on N. Hamilton nearby the Gonzaga University campus. This location will be a bit bigger then that one in fact and will have about 2200 square feet of space in a former Taco Time.
Also in Airway Heights the Minneapolis based Dairy Queen chain has franchise restaurant under construction on W. US 2 . The site was a vacant lot immediately to the east of the O' Reilly Auto Parts store. The new Airway Heights Dairy Queen will be an 1,886 square foot restaurant with both dine in and drive though. The new restaurant will also follow their Grill & Chill concept meaning they serve both their ice cream / dessert items and burgers / sandwiches just like most of their stores. There is no set opening date for the new Dairy Queen but this date will likely be within the next couple of months as construction work has moved indoors and hiring has started with jobs posted on snagajob.com .
In Spokane the first of two new Carl's Jr. locations just opened for business at 1230 N. Division in the University District. They are both franchise locations of CJ Star,LLC of Boise. This new Carl's Jr is a 2400 square foot restaurant with both dine in and drive though. Another Carl's Jr is also in the works on the Northwest side at 1617 W. Northwest Blvd.
And, a growing favorite Sweeto Burrito is completing their most recent phase of new local locations. The chain of more unique burrito restaurants opened for the first time in our area at Spokane Valley, out front of the Broadway Wal Mart store. But, now Sweeto Burrito has added locations at 9602 N. Newport Hwy and 1839 N. Ruby , both of these are now open for business . They also are building a new Sweeto Burrito along Appleway in Coeur D' Alene and it is about open, already.
We're always hearing news on new fast food restaurants, we're also hearing a new Starbucks is going into into the new renovating Target store by the intersection of Sprague and Evergreen in Spokane Valley. And, the Taco Time across from the Kennedy Apartments on N. Ruby will also become a new Starbucks.
And, we expect more news soon so keep watching this site!