Winthrop Town Centre officials recently finalized a deal with the Egg & I chain as it moves forward with plans for a new addition.
The restaurant chain based in Colorado specializes in benedicts, omelettes, waffles and whole wheat pancakes. It also serves skillets and several dishes with a southwest flair.
Lunch offerings include soups, salads and sandwiches such as chicken caprese (sliced grilled chicken with fresh mozzarella, blanched spinach, roasted Roma tomatoes and pesto mayonnaise) and a cheeseburger topped with a fried egg.
The chain has nearly 60 locations nationwide including 24 in Colorado and 18 in Texas. According to its website, it has one eatery in Panama City and plans to open here and in Orlando.
In April, Winthrop announced it would build two new buildings near Regions bank on the east end of the development. The Egg & I fulfills the development owner's desire for a breakfast eatery, and there is an ongoing search for a full-service Italian restaurant to fill the 5,500- and 6,285-square-foot properties, which will include covered outdoor patios.
Construction should begin this summer.