New fast-food restaurant options coming to area near Merriam IKEA store

A new Jimmy John's will be opening soon in the area near IKEA and Hobby Lobby.
A new Jimmy John’s will be opening soon in the area near IKEA and Hobby Lobby.

The area between Johnson Drive and the new IKEA store in Merriam will be adding more restaurant options in the near future.

A building that will house a new Jimmy John’s restaurant is nearing completion. That building will also house a Mattress Firm retail store that is now across Johnson Drive in the Merriam Town Center, city staff said. The new location is south of Johnson Drive near the IKEA.

A new Taco Bell also is being constructed just to the west across IKEA Way. City staff said opening dates for the new additions to the IKEA area are not yet known. The IKEA opening last fall has spawned other construction in the area, including a new Hobby Lobby store to the south of Johnson Drive and east of the IKEA store.