Pizza Plus, a regional pizza chain, will be opening one of its newest locations in Jonesborough in May, according to franchisee Mike Orzechowski.
The 2,450-square-foot restaurant will be located at 211 Headtown Road near Andrew Johnson Bank on U.S. Highway 11E.
Orzechowski, a business owner with more than 30 years in the dining industry, said the restaurant is his first Pizza Plus franchise.
“I’ve been wanting to come to Jonesborough for a really long time,” he said Thursday.
The restaurant has been under construction since January and will hopefully be serving its first pie by early May, weather permitting, Orzechowski said.
“We’ve been very blessed by the fact that we haven’t really had any winter,” he said.
Orzechowski said the restaurant is one of the largest Pizza Plus locations in the area.
The new Jonesborough location will bring about 25 jobs to the area.
This marks the first Jonesborough location for Pizza Plus. Another restaurant is located in Johnson City in the Boones Creek area.
Pizza Plus is a franchise based in Sullivan County. There are more than 60 locations throughout Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia.
The menu features everything from classic pizzas and oven-baked hoagies to pasta and a full lunch buffet.
Steve Goodson, a commercial broker, said another national restaurant franchise is expected to open at the Headtown Road property in the future.
For more information on Pizza Plus, visit PizzaPlusInc.com or email PizzaPlusJonesborough@gmail.com.