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December 6, 2013

Jimmy’s Egg to arrive in March

DUNCAN — Jimmy’s Egg is coming to Duncan.

In March, the breakfast and lunch restaurant will be taking over the old Legacy Bank location, just south of the Legacy Bank on U.S. Highway 81. This adds to other recent restaurant chains that have moved into Duncan in the past 12 months, including national chain Applebees Neighborhood Grill & Bar and Oklahoma chain Interurban.

Jimmy’s Egg arrival has been a possibility since an agreement with Duncan, Lawton, Altus and Chickasha communities, was announced in December 2009. At the time, the idea was to bring the restaurant chain to Duncan in the spring of 2010. The agreement gave the restaurant rights to the area.

Four years after that initial agreement, the restaurant will be moving into Duncan, and it will only take three more months. This time, it’s a sure thing, Chris Deal, Duncan Chamber of Commerce and Industry president, said.

 “It should be open in March,” Deal said.

Applebees open in December 2012, bringing an end to nearly two years of effort. Interurban opened this summer, having expanded into other Oklahoma communities, including Edmond, Oklahoma City and Chickasha.

Deal said a lot of people in the Duncan area have worked to bring in more chain businesses, from retail to restaurants. Jimmy’s Egg is just the latest development for the community.

He said many people are working to help develop Duncan and to encourage its growth. Among those people are Matt Sellers, who has a strong focus on commercial development, and Johnny Owens, who helped to develop Lawton’s business district throughout the past 30 years.

“We have a lot of advocates out there,” Deal said.

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