New Businesses in Gatlinburg
Johnny Rockets just opened its newest restaurant at The Shops at Gatlinburg Town Center in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Situated on the outskirts of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the only free national park in the country, the 25-year old Johnny Rockets brand is introducing its new design, updated music program and classic American cuisine to our quaint resort town. Johnny Rockets serves signature menu favorites including Hamburgers, American Fries and Shakes, in a fun and upbeat environment. The Gatlinburg restaurant is located in the center of downtown, by the space needle, mountain sky lift and other nearby attractions including Ripley’s Believe It or Not and the Fort Fun Family Entertainment Center, creating a new gathering place for locals and visitors, catering especially to families.
“The charming simple goodness of small town life in Gatlinburg aligns with Johnny Rockets’ classic food, friendliness and feel-good Americana,” said Chad Kennedy, Johnny Rockets Franchise Owner. “There is something for everyone who visits this mountain resort destination and we want to bring the delicious all-American fare that Guests have come to know and love.”
The Gatlinburg Johnny Rockets will be open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night service, catering to locals who work late and visitors who want early morning comfort foods.The new 2,000 square foot Johnny Rockets restaurant employs 25 local residents, from all over the U.S. and countries that include Honduras and Russia. It is located at 735 Parkway, Suite 2 in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. For more information about Johnny Rockets and its franchising opportunities, go to www.johnnyrockets.com.
Beginning Thursday, September the 1st of 2011, the new Haunted Historic Gatlinburg GhostWalk will unveil the findings of skilled researchers during professional ghost hunter investigations on site and in many of the buildings along the route chosen for this tour of Tennessee’s most popular tourist destination – rich with Cherokee Indian and early settlement history! All original true stories and real history await you!! Advance reservations are now being taken for inaugural tours with limited availability. Make your plans now to attend one of our most anticipated productions ever! Reservations are now being accepted with limited availability so call (423) 743-WALK (9255) right away for information and reservations to be a part of Appalachian GhostWalks’ first Ghost Walk Tours of Gatlinburg, Tennessee
Within our walls, visitors enjoy bits of Gatlinburg’s rich and abundant history along with a carefully chosen selection of fine wines made on site. The original settlers of this area and the wonderful oral traditions they passed down are much harder to come by these days. At Sugarland Cellars, we strive to re-ignite some of these often forgotten stories and tales through our passion for winemaking and the opportunity it presents us to showcase some of the wonderful people and places of our area. While you’re here, or the next time you decide to drop by, take a moment to sip back a spell and drink in the stories contained within these walls. Located at 1133 Parkway, (865) 325-1110.
Bootleggers Homemade Wine
Bootleggers Homemade Wine is owned by two country winemakers. To create the finest homegrown Appalachian wines, we start from scratch using the best local fruit and the same small-batch recipes folks in these parts perfected long ago. Bootleggers Homemade Wine uses no machines or fancy equipment just the stuff you’d find in kitchens throughout the South. We even bottle each batch by hand. It ain’t California or France just great homemade wine, and when you pop open a bottle you’ll surely know it cam from the mountains. Located in Moonshines Holler next to Ole Smoky Distillery at 903 Parkway in the middle of downtown. Local number (865) 603-4611. Free tastings of great local wine.
Cabin Cafe – NEW in the Arts & Crafts Community!
A local cafe serving mainly sandwiches, salads, soups, and pizza- all homemade at the cabin. Now serving breakfast! Come check out the 8-mile Glade Road Loop to see more than 120 artisans at work in the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community- the largest concentration of independent artisans in the United States. This adorable shop is a great place to grab a bite to eat! Visit them at 600 Glades Road Suite 10 in the Glades Arts & Crafts Center complex. Local number (865) 325-1000.
The Melting Pot
Offers a truly unique dining experience created by the art of fondue. Whether you are celebrating a birthday, anniversary, a long overdue date night, or celebrating with a group, The Melting Pot Restaurant is perfect for any occasion. Tailor your visit with a four-course dining experience including cheese fondue, salad, entree and dessert. Or, come by for fondue cheese paired with that perfect glass of wine from our extensive selection. That’s not to say, we haven’t had more than a few stop by to satisfy that chocolate craving after a long day of shopping, attractions and sightseeing. Make reservations today, and see what people are talking about at (865) 430-4430. Located at 959 Parkway.
Ole Smoky Distillery
A visit to Ole Smoky Distillery is the true moonshine experience. As you approach the entrance, you can detect the distinct smell of our grains cooking and fermenting. You’ll see authentic working moonshine stills and experience the process from beginning to end. Our distillers will take the time to visit with you and answer any questions about the history and lore of moonshining in East Tennessee. After you see, smell and hear about the process, we offer you a taste of our shine for free. Samples of our Original Unaged Corn Whiskey, White Lightnin’ and Moonshine Cherries, plus we offer seasonal and special flavors that aren’t available in package stores. And of course, you’ll be able to buy plenty of moonshine and Ole Smoky merchandise to take home with you.Our flagship store is located in Ole Smoky Moonshine Holler at 903 Parkway, Traffic Light # 8 in Gatlinburg, TN. We’re open daily from 10 am to 10 pm, but please be aware that Tennessee state law won’t allow us to sell liquor on Sundays and some holidays. http://www.olesmokymoonshine.com
Old Dad’s General Store
Last stop before the National Park at Light #10! Come in for Homemade Cupcakes & Dessert, Homemade Muffins & Pastries, hand dipped ice cream & milkshakes, pizza & wings. They also have Fishing Supplies, Hiking Supplies, lottery tickets, Crafts & Collectibles, Cold Beer, Firewood, Camping Supplies, Fresh Produce Section, Frozen Food Section, Fresh Brewed Coffee, Styrofoam Coolers, Flip Flops, Walking Sticks, Sunglasses, Lunchmeat / Cheeses By The Pound, Free Convenient Parking For Market, Ice, Cigarettes And Much MORE! (Previously the Mountain Market & Grill). Located at 1127 Parkway. Local number (865) 430-1644.
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