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Jimmy John's to Jump into Eureka

From ice cream to freakishly fast meals, Eureka may add gourmet sandwiches to the mix of drive-throughs and fast food available from Fifth Street-based restaurants.

Eureka Planning and Zoning Commissioners are hosting a public hearing Wednesday evening about the possibility of a new Jimmy John's restaurant taking over the stand-alone retail building formerly operated as a Dairy Queen location.

Morrell Hilltop Investments representatives are requesting a special use permit for a restaurant with a drive-through component located at 14 Hilltop Village Center Drive.

Ironically, Eureka-Wildwood Patch readers suggested a sandwich shop when Patch asked what would be a good business to relocate in the former DQ spot.

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With Jimmy John's motto "So Fast, You'll Freak," the restaurant chain prides itself on quick deliveries.

The restaurant was initiated in 1983 by a 19-year-old with two first names that would answer America's cry for lunch – Jimmy John Liautaud.

Wednesday's public hearing will start at 7 p.m. at the Eureka City Hall.

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