Updated: Cheba Hut marijuana-themed sandwich shop to open soon

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A marijuana-themed sandwich shop that has been in the works in Fayetteville since 2019 is set to open soon.

Cheba Hut, a Colorado-based chain specializing in submarine sandwiches named after marijuana strains, is coming soon to 1947 N. College Avenue, in the building formerly home to Arvest Bank.

Cheba Hut got its start in 1998, and has been growing rapidly in recent years.  According to their website, there are roughly 50 Cheba Hut restaurants currently open in around 15 states, including Colorado, Arizona, Nevada, California, New Mexico, Texas, Tennessee, Georgia, Wisconsin, and others.

The chain opened their first Arkansas location in Little Rock on April 20 of 2022. The Fayetteville location, however, will be owned by a different franchisee.

Renovations of the building on College Avenue have been ongoing for several months now.

We reached out to the restaurant for information on when they hope to be up and running in Fayetteville, and a manager for the restaurant said they hope to be up and running “in late April or early May.”

If we were a betting website, (we’re not) we’d place our wagers on an April 20 opening date. Just a hunch.

Update: According the manager of the Fayetteville location, though they’d hoped for a 4/20 opening, it’s looking like more of a mid-May opening for this one.