Thorntons has broken ground on six new sites, which are set to open for business by the end of December 2009.
Four of the new locations will open in Nashville,Tenn., expanding the market to 10 locations in 2 1/2 years. The additional two stores will open in Chicago and Champaign, Ill.
With the addition of these new sites, Thorntons will operate 165 locations throughout Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Indiana, Ohio and Connecticut.
Customers can look forward to a clean, friendly environment with high quality foods, such as fresh sandwiches, salads, fruit and more. Thorntons’ innovative roller grill bar design features “hot off the grill” items like hot dogs and corndogs and the like. It offers a large variety of ice cold fountain drinks, frozen Icee flavors, smoothies and fresh coffee, as well as top quality products at grocery store sizes, competitive prices and 100% guaranteed fuel.
“We are excited about the expansion in several of our current markets and look forward to the opening of our new stores,” said Matt Thornton, CEO of Thorntons. “Our goal is to provide our customers with a unique shopping experience. From our world class JaLava Coffee, to our high quality fresh food and value priced grocery items we hope to delight our customers with an enjoyable one-stop shopping experience.”