WICHITA — One year after announcing NuWay's return to the 21st and Amidon area, Chris Stong says he's working on some more potential deals.
The chain's director of operations can't share too many specifics yet, though he says the next new restaurant will be in a bedroom community to the southeast of Wichita.
Yes, Derby, that means you.
"We would love to have a store in Derby, and we are strongly considering a location on K-15," Stong says.
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He says the location has to have a drive-through.
"Otherwise we won't take it," he says. "We've got to have it."
Stong says there's a chance one of the existing six NuWays in Wichita may move. Its lease is coming up, and Stong says he's considering other potential sites for the restaurant, though he won't discuss which one it is.
Also, Stong is eyeing areas of Wichita for new NuWay sites.
"We'd love a northeast place like North Rock Road or North Greenwich Road somewhere," he says. "That would be fantastic."
Stong says he'd also like one in "what I call the super northwest," meaning the 21st and Maize Road or 37th and Maize Road area.
First, though, comes the potential Derby opening and possible Wichita move.
When would Stong like to have that done by?
"Ah, four months ago."