Some of you may be aware that we have a franchise agreement in Kent, WA for Jimmy John's. To be a little more precise, it's mostly my sister's venture; I'm just the money guy.
Well, after almost 2 very frustrating years, 3 failed negotiations and lots of emotional ups and downs, we were finally able to finalize the lease on our first location. Turns out all that work was worth it. We will have one of the first drive-thru locations in western Washington. My sister is in the midwest for 8 weeks of training and I am responsible for all of the design and construction. Just received the draft exterior mock-up of the location. It is going to be awesome!
Hopefully she's open by December.
Update: And wouldn't you know it. When it rains it pours. After years of finding nothing among a dearth of location options, now all of a sudden two very good locations have come available at the same time. One of the locations is another drive-thru option. Given our search challenges to date we are going to pursue these both as if there were never going to be any other options.