Not only will Owatonna be getting a drive through coffee shop, but now there are talks and plans for a drive through sub shop!

According to, “during the City Council meeting Tuesday night, the councilors unanimously approved a conditional use permit to Metro Equity LLC to bring a Jersey Mike's drive-thru to the north side of the city.”

The Jersey Mike’s drive through will move into 1045 W. Frontage Rd., which is in the same building as Don Juan Cantina and Grill.

As someone who is a big fan of Jersey Mikes, I am very excited about this! I first had Jersey Mike's back in 2018 when one popped up in Eagan, MN. At first I was standoffish on the business because I loved going to the Which Wich that was further down the road (unfortunately not there anymore). But after having a sandwich I was in love! shares that Troy Klecker said there is no surprise that there has already been buzz around town about a Jersey Mike's opening up shop “especially considering the amount of excitement the small Scooter's Coffee shop coming to the north side generated.”

According to the article, the project would require a 1,500-square-foot addition to the south side of the existing building that  houses Don Juan Cantina and Grill. Klecker also states that a curb island would be constructed to help with the drive thru flow of traffic, which would travel from the north around the east.

While there is no immediate timeline for the project currently available, it is still very exciting to hear, and Klecker reports there will be no impact on the city budget!

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