Work starting soon on Rising Roll restaurant in E. Memphis

By Published: March 11, 2019 10:29 AM CT

Construction may soon start on a new restaurant called Rising Roll, on the ground floor of the 11-story Poplar Towers, 6263 Poplar.

Franchisee Michael Black applied last week for a construction permit, and estimated the work will cost $300,000.

Rising Roll will occupy 2,300 square feet comprising the east half of the ground floor, where Regions Bank used to operate a branch.

Black has described Rising Roll as a fast-casual restaurant serving healthy food that is freshly made with fresh ingredients.

The Atlanta-based chain has about 20 locations, and the Poplar Towers site will be the first in the Memphis region.

Rising Roll will employ 10 to 20 people and be open seven days a week.

The restaurant is among several new tenants in the recently renovated, 129,533-square-foot Poplar Towers. Others include insurance firm Douglas & Greer Inc. and LiveStock Nutrition.


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Tom Bailey

Tom Bailey

Tom Bailey covers business news for The Daily Memphian. A Tupelo, Mississippi, native, he graduated from Mississippi State University. He's worked in journalism for 40 years and has lived in Midtown for 36 years.

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