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Second Jimmy’s Egg to Open in Former Fayetteville Denny’sLock Icon

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The recently closed Denny’s on MLK Jr. Boulevard in Fayetteville won’t remain empty for long.

Hunter Boelte bought the 4,892-SF restaurant for $1.15 million this month and will open a Jimmy’s Egg restaurant by the end of this summer, he said.

Boelte bought the restaurant through his HC 2589MLK LLC from Mitchell Family Properties LLC of Fayetteville, which is held by Steve, Linda and Michael Mitchell. Kirkpatrick Bank of Edmond, Oklahoma, assisted the purchase with a loan of $920,000.

Boelte, who grew up in Oklahoma City but now lives in Rogers, is family friends with Jimmy Egg’s owner Loc Le and has rights to open restaurants in Fort Smith, northwest Arkansas and Branson, Missouri.

Boelte, 25, opened a Jimmy’s Egg on North Shiloh Drive in Fayetteville in March. The restaurant serves breakfast and lunch from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily.

Boelte said northwest Arkansas has a lack of quality breakfast restaurants, which makes it an attractive area for Jimmy’s Egg franchises. Boelte said there are approximately 25 Jimmy’s Eggs in Oklahoma City.

“I could have eight or nine Jimmy’s Eggs in northwest Arkansas,” Boelte said. “That’d be nice. I definitely think there is enough room.”

Boelte said his first Fayetteville restaurant has done well so he was looking for a location for the second when his real estate agent discovered Denny’s was closing on MLK. He wants to open by the week of Sept. 11 so his staff has some experience before Bikes Blues & BBQ opens the next week.

Boelte said the MLK restaurant will have seating for 102 with a main meeting room that can seat another 60. He said the meeting room has a projector and televisions but can be converted to restaurant space during busy weekdays.

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