The 25th Spangles, and the second one in Salina, opens Wednesday.
As is tradition, people started lining up and pitching tents to spend the night and be the first 100 people in the door. One man got in line Monday.
That’s because Spangles gives the early birds one free value meal a week for the next year.
“It’s always exciting to open up a restaurant,” co-owner Dale Steven says.
“It’s smoother and smoother every time,” he says. “We have a lot of good managers who have been around a long time.”
A new Spangles to replace one that burned near Central and Tyler should be ready in about 45 days.
And in June, the company will start building its 27th location. It’ll be on Andover Road just south of Kellogg and Andover and will be ready about 90 days after construction starts.
Then, Steven expects to look to Western Kansas.
“That’s probably our next venture.”