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Pancake-focused restaurant STAKS coming to East Memphis

In the mood for pancakes?

A new restaurant opening in East Memphis around early May called STAKS, next door to Chili’s in Laurelwood, will be right up your alley. It’s the product of four partners – the husband and wife couples of Bill and Tressa Ogles, and Brice and Stephanie Bailey – and the plan right now is to serve breakfast and lunch.

The idea is to center around community tables and griddles inside, and customers will order their batter and make their own pancakes, topped however they like. (There will also be regular tables for people who want to order already-made pancakes).

The plans already drawn up also include walk-up/to-go ordering capability. In addition to pancakes, STAKS will serve espresso, and while the finishing touches are still being added to the menu, there will be a grilled cheese-focused lunch menu, as well as a limited bar.

Tressa Ogles said they might add dinner at some point in the future.

“We’re very excited about offering a breakfast and lunch offering in the East Memphis area, working with local vendors, local farmers,” she says. “For us, building this out has been a lot of fun so far. We’re creating something where we’d want to go ourselves.”

BankTennessee expanding with new branch in Munford

BankTennessee is opening a new branch in Munford next week.

The new location, opening on the corner of Highway 51 March 2, is staffed with bankers from the area and sits on a 1.12-acre site at 26 Munford Ave.

The branch is 3,267 square feet with an expandable second floor and mirrors the design of the BankTennessee branch in Ripley.

Report: FedEx refuses to ship tool that can make untraceable guns

WIRED has a report about Memphis-based FedEx, which last week told the nonprofit Defense Distributed that it won’t ship the group’s “Ghost Gunner,” a contraption known as a computer controlled mill.

From the magazine –

“Defense Distributed has marketed its one-foot-cubed $1,500 machine, which allows anyone to automatically carve aluminum objects from digital designs, as an affordable, private way to make an AR-15 rifle body without a serial number. Add in off-the-shelf parts that can be ordered online, and the Ghost Gunner would allow anyone to create one of the DIY, untraceable, semi-automatic firearms sometimes known as “ghost guns.””

Billy Bob Thorton to play Lafayette’s Music Room in April

Lafayette’s Music Room announced today that Billy Bob Thornton is bringing his band to Memphis for two nights, with tickets going on sale this Friday.

Billy Bob Thorton & the Boxmasters will play for two nights, on April 14 and 15. Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10 a.m.

Gus’s expands nationwide

Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken is taking its chicken-heavy menu around the country this year.

The restaurant has a big nationwide expansion plan in the works, unveiling plans for eight new restaurants this year with more still to come.

This year, Gus’s plans to open in Atlanta, St. Louis, Los Angeles, Ft. Worth, Knoxville, Kansas City, Chicago and Philadelphia. Via Gus’s Facebook page:

“There are more to come, but we have to take it slow to ensure you get the same quality and experience you have come to expect from Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken! As we progress, we will be sure to share locations and opening dates.”

Dansette

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