Rumor has it that Chipotle and Panera are coming to VCU- where the old Pizza Hut was on the corner of Grace and Laurel. Can anyone confirm or deny this news? I cannot find anything online, but VCU students are all abuzz about it.
That’s the building under construction next to Hyperlink Cafe, which doesn’t seem a big enough space for both restaurants.
Chain restaurants are really taking hold in that part of town- 1 block away on Broad St. there’s Qdoba, 5 Guys, Tropical Smoothie, Extreme Pizza, Quizno’s, and a little further away on the corner of Belivdere and Cary there’s a new Chile’s.
**Update- rumor tentatively confirmed, read the comments for more info.