Under Construction: Einstein Bros Bagels coming to East Brainerd Road

Under Construction: Einstein Bros Bagels coming to East Brainerd Road

September 15th, 2013 by Shelly Bradbury in Business Diary

Heavy machinery operators David Boyle, left, and Ed Orr measure where a parking lot will be placed as construction continues on a new Einstein Bros. Bagels store in East Brainerd.

Photo by Dan Henry/Times Free Press.

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Project: Einstein Bros Bagels.

Owner: Rob Renner, Michael Hoops, Della Renner.

Location: 7737 East Brainerd Road.

Architect: Hefferlin + Kronenberg Architects.

Size: 2,200 square feet, one story.

Contractor: Rob Renner Construction.

Cost for project: $1.5 million.

Scope: This fast-casual restaurant will serve bagels, breakfast and lunch sandwiches and will be open from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. The location can seat 40 people inside and another 25 on an outside patio. The energy-efficient building is equipped with LED lighting and the site includes a 31-spot parking lot. Renner expects to hire about 40 people.

Timeline: The restaurant should open by the end of September.

Future: Einstein Bros Bagels, a fast-casual restaurant chain, is breaking into the Chattanooga region with this location on East Brainerd Road. Renner plans to add another five locations in the region, including in Hixson, Cleveland and North Georgia.

- Complied by Shelly Bradbury, who may be reached at sbradbury@timesfreepress.com or 423-757-6525.