Construction Begins on Holdrege Jimmy John’s

Construction Begins on Holdrege Jimmy John’s Main Photo

28 Feb 2024


The building that once served Taco Bravos and Potato Olés will soon be serving Freaky Fast sandwiches.

The transformation of the old Taco John’s building at 225 W. 4th Ave. in Holdrege began in early February. It is being remodeled into a Jimmy John’s restaurant with an expected opening in April. 

Holdrege residents Phil Hinrichs and Ryan Wells purchased the former Taco John’s building in March 2023 with the intent to open a local Jimmy John’s franchise. They also own Jimmy John’s locations in Colorado and McCook.

“The Holdrege location was chosen due to its prime location, ample parking, and existing drive-thru,” Hinrichs said. “Purchasing an existing building also expedites our timeframe for completion.”

The project will include a complete interior and exterior remodel. The Holdrege Jimmy John's restaurant will have a newly designed interior with fresh counters and updated lighting. The new kitchen will include a walk-in refrigerator, new ovens, and pantry storage. Seating for 12 will be available, alongside wall logo signage and a self-service drink station.

The exterior of the building will showcase the trademark Jimmy John's design with white siding, grey trim, and red and black signage. The restaurant will maintain its drive-thru with new signage and a speaker system.

The primary contractor for the project is ACT Construction, based in Lewisville, Texas. ACT Construction serves as the leading general contracting organization for Jimmy John's locations. They will collaborate with local subcontractors for electrical, plumbing, and concrete work.

A general manager, Syd Lorendau, is already on board for the store, and recruitment and hiring of other employees will begin in the next few weeks. The number of employees will be determined during the hiring process.

PCDC is assisting the project with Business and Franchise Development Grants and a Digital Marketing Support grant.

“The funding provided by PCDC will ensure that the former Taco John’s building can be repurposed for the betterment of the community,” Hinrichs said. “The existing building will receive much-needed upgrades and offer a new restaurant choice for residents and visitors to Holdrege.”  

Hinrichs and Wells are grateful to the community for their support of this project.

“We eagerly anticipate introducing Jimmy John's to the Holdrege community,” Hinrichs said.