So Many Jobs Coming to Knoxville!


So many people throughout Knoxville are still without jobs or are now only working part-time because of this struggling economy.


While it may not be exactly what you want, it is work and it can sustain you...


Hundreds of jobs are expected to be added among more than a half dozen eateries that will open in Knox County in the coming months, including several national restaurant chains.


Chuy's, which has an 8,800-square-foot location that includes a 1,000-square-foot patio, plans to begin filling about 170 full- and part-time positions later this month for its July 31 opening. A hiring trailer will be on site beginning June 18.Restaurant growth nationwide is at more than 3 percent and Knoxville is even higher, said Greg Adkins, CEO of the Tennessee Hospitality Association. That, he added, bodes well for the area.


Among those hiring is Cheddar's Casual Cafe, which plans to fill between 210 to 220 positions for its second Knoxville restaurant, at the corner of Gallaher View Road and Kingston Pike.

The restaurant, which will have an occupancy for 453 guests, will accept applications beginning June 18 and will start hiring the first week in July. Cheddar's is expected to open July 24.


LongHorn Steakhouse, a Darden Restaurants chain based out of Orlando, Fla., will break ground this month on a 6,270-square-foot restaurant in Turkey Creek. The Farragut location at 11644 Parkside Drive will open later this year and will hire between 80 to 100.


Birmingham, Ala.-based Zoes Kitchen has already hired management staff for its Bearden location at 6638 Kingston Pike, but plans to hire more than 20 new employees. A second location planned for Turkey Creek will bring additional jobs.


Asheville, N.C.-based Tupelo Honey Cafe is looking to fill 65 jobs for its new location on 1 Market Square when it opens in late September or early October.

And Knoxville's own The Tomato Head will be adding another 35 to 40 employees for its West Knoxville restaurant slated to open in August and another five at its new bakery.