First Watch, The Daytime Cafe, has signed a multi-unit franchise agreement with Knoxville-based Capstone Concepts, LLC, to open eight restaurants over the next five years in Knoxville, Chattanooga, Bristol, Kingsport, Johnson City, Asheville, N.C., and Bowling Green, Ky. Capstone currently owns and operates restaurants in Knoxville, North Carolina and Kentucky.
The first restaurant is expected to open in Knoxville in the first half of 2013. In the Tri-Cities, the company is now looking at locations and hopes to have one nailed down soon, said Capstone Concepts Chief Operating Officer James Geib. “When we would open will depend on when we firm up a location,” Geib said.
Read more on this story in Tuesday’s print edition of the Times-News.