EFFINGHAM — It looks like Effingham is getting a Panera Bread. Several weeks ago there was a “help wanted” ad for the company in local newspapers and now Panera Bread has a site plan set to be reviewed by Effingham Plan Commission on Tuesday. It will be located nearby Panda Express and Chipotle.
The Plan Commission meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Effingham City Hall.
The Effingham Daily News reported that it has also been confirmed that Chili’s and Smoothie King will be moving into town as well. Chili’s will be in the old Ruby Tuesday Building. A truck from the restaurant chain had been spotted there previously. Smoothie King will be nearby Famous Footwear.