Hungry Hobo celebrates remodeled RI store


Share
Originally Posted Online: Nov. 20, 2012, 12:08 pm
Last Updated: Nov. 20, 2012, 8:40 pm
Comment on this story | Print this story | Email this story

Press release submitted by Hungry Hobo


ROCK ISLAND, Illinois – The Hungry Hobo announced the re-grand opening of its Rock Island store. The store is located at 2532 18th Avenue, and open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. A ribbon cutting ceremony will take place with the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce on Friday, November 30 at 4 p.m.

"While we're in the process of trying to expand our concept in Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois, we also need to make sure our stores in the Quad Cities continue to be as inviting as possible." said Pryce T. Boeye, President and CEO of the company. "In this case, we were able to expand and remodel our Rock Island store, which was rebuilt roughly 10 years ago. We've also taken this opportunity to incorporate our new décor package, which debuted with the opening of our LeClaire store last year."

The Hungry Hobo is a chain of sandwich shops that was created in 1973 by Jim Gende, Ray Pearson, Joe Gende, and Tom Spero. The concept specializes in sliced-to-order and grilled sandwiches, baked potatoes with a variety of toppings, chef-prepared soups, shredded-lettuce salads, and desserts that are baked daily in The Hobo Bakery. They have 12 convenient Quad-City area locations, accept all major credit cards, deliver box lunches and party items, and have made their everyday menu available for delivery through www.good2goqc.com. They also recently launched a smart phone app and mobile rewards program, and were voted Best Deli, Best Deli Sandwiches, and Most Distinctly Quad Cities Fast Food. For more information, visit www.hungryhobo.com and www.facebook.com/hungryhobo.



















 



Local events heading








  Today is Thursday, July 31, the 212th day of 2014. There are 153 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








(More History)