Business: Competitors Jersey Mike’s, McAlister’s Deli are going to be close at East Bend. Cartersville-Bartow Chamber’s annual honors. Georgia sees uptick in monthly tax collections.

Business: Competitors Jersey Mike’s, McAlister’s Deli are going to be close at East Bend. Cartersville-Bartow Chamber’s annual honors. Georgia sees uptick in monthly tax collections.

 

Because we haven’t had an update on East Bend since Sunday (… an inside joke), this item:

All eyes continue on East Bend off Turner McCall and Hicks Drive in Rome as more new stores and restaurants come online. Between Monday and Tuesday, the signs went up for Jersey Mike’s and there’s a buzz already. Among the chatter: How close Jersey Mike’s is to McAlister’s Deli. The two are different to a degree but sandwiches are among the heart of their menus.

As the above picture shows, they’re an easy walk apart — maybe a plus for couples or groups who have different interests. Not shown in the photo, and a few doors toward Home Depot from Jersey Mike’s, is another competitor: Wingstop. At least the menu is different.

What’s interesting: No drive-through for either Jersey Mike’s or Wingstop which shouldn’t be a major issue but fast-food shops here heard the customer demand for easy pick-up service. One of the key moves Little Caesar’s made when shifting to its Turner McCall location was the addition of a drive through. What we know so far:

Wingstop

Hiring is under way; email at cheharwings@gmail.com.
Click here to take a look at their menu.

Jersey Mike’s Subs.

Look for opening this spring. Jobs

What’s on the menu: Subs

 

 

 



The State of Georgia’s net tax collections for January totaled $2.53 billion, for an increase of $175.6 million, or 7.5 percent, compared to January 2020, when net tax collections approached $2.36 billion. Year-to-date net tax collections totaled $15.10 billion, for an increase of $898.1 million, or 6.3 percent, compared to the previous fiscal year, when net tax revenues totaled almost $14.21 billion. Expanded release.

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