Waffle House considered for Sevierville

Jan. 02, 2013 @ 11:20 PM

When the Sevierville Regional Planning Commission meets today, it will consider the siting of a Waffle House on Winfield Dunn Parkway.

The restaurant would be in the lot just south of the Murphy Express gas station, said Interim Planning Director Judi Forkner.

"A half-acre site is what they'll be subdividing," Forkner said. "As far as I know, it's their normal retail outlet. The site plan says 38 seats."

There are many pancake restaurants in Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, but no Waffle House. There is a Waffle House in Seymour.

Norcross, Ga.-based Waffle House was founded in 1955. The company operates more than 1,500 restaurants.

The planning commission meets at 5 p.m. today in the Sevierville Civic Center.

In other business, the commission will consider:

- A request from the city for a downtown parking lot on Bruce Street

- A letter of credit for Sterline Spring Resort

- Changing a street name in Smith-Thomas Technology Park

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