Written by: Lexi Garofalo
Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches and Smoothie King are scheduled to make their debut in downtown Milledgeville within the next two months.
Jimmy John’s will be located at 100 S. Wilkinson St., directly behind Barberito’s. The popular sandwich establishment is on schedule to open Sept. 27. The owner, Donna Patterson, said she felt that Milledgeville was a fantastic place to locate a Jimmy John’s because of the position in relation to the Georgia College (GC) campus.
Jimmy John’s offers fresh, healthy foods and non-carb alternatives. “Everything is fresh and freaky fast. We bake our own bread and offer healthy non-carb options like the Unwich (which is a lettuce wrap),” Patterson said. Jimmy John’s does over 60 percent of its business in delivery and catering. “As someone who works long shifts I’m excited to have an establishment so close where I can get fast, fresh food before a shift, or even get it delivered to my house,” said Stevie Seay, GC student and Buffington’s bartender. Jimmy John’s is bound to turn into the go-to lunch destination for many busy, hungry students.
Additionally, Smoothie King is scheduled to open at the end of October. The popular smoothie joint will be located at 119 N. Wayne St., on the downtown side-street across from Metropolis. Joey Brumbelow, owner of the new establishment, bought into the franchise because he loved the atmosphere and community Milledgeville’s little downtown scene has to offer.
“When you see an item on our menu, that drink was specially researched for over 12 months, so we can serve the healthiest and best tasting drinks around,” Brumbelow said. Smoothie King’s product developers have also spent time creating vegan alternatives, veggie blends and will now be serving wheatgrass juice.