The Wichita Eagle - - Dining/things To Do -

It al­most feels like a new Jimmy’s Egg opens ev­ery few months in Wi­chita.

But now, one of them has closed.

Mor­rie Sheets, who since 2008 has opened eight Jimmy’s Eggs in the Wi­chita area with part­ner Wink Hart­man, just closed the restau­rant at 200 S. West Street. That lo­ca­tion was the duo’s fourth lo­cal Jimmy’s Egg when it opened in 2009, and they shut it down on Sun­day. All the sig­nage has been re­moved.

Sheets said that the restau­rant was do­ing okay but not as well as the other seven he op­er­ates lo­cally. West Street con­struc­tion over the years has hurt that lo­ca­tion’s per­for­mance, he said.

He could have kept it go­ing, he said, but “when Cracker Bar­rel opened, I just de­cided I’m not go­ing to fight it.”

Sheets is re­fer­ring to the big new Cracker Bar­rel restau­rant that opened last month at Kel­logg and Ridge, not far from the West Street Jimmy’s Egg.

The other Jimmy’s Eggs are all do­ing well, he said, and the part­ners de­cided to put their re­sources into the two new restau­rants they’re build­ing in Lawrence. Sheets said he’s also ey­ing sev­eral big­ger Kansas towns.

The other Jimmy’s Eggs in Wi­chita are at Harry and Hill­side, Pawnee and Seneca, Dou­glas and Hy­draulic, Cen­tral and Tyler, 21st and Rock, and Cen­tral and Webb. There’s also a Jimmy’s Egg in El Do­rado.

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