JONESBORO — The highly-popular Slutty Vegan restaurant is going to open a location in downtown Jonesboro, according to City Manager Ricky L. Clark Jr.

Clark, who announced the move in a Facebook post when the deal closed, told the News an architectural plan for the new space is already moving forward. The restaurant will be at 164 N. McDonough St.

This will be the popular vegan restaurant’s second free-standing location. The brainchild of Pinky Cole, a master of social media marketing and television show producer, Slutty Vegan’s West End location regularly experiences up to four-hour waits as customers line up for a taste.

The restaurant’s food truck drew hundreds of devoted local fans as part of Jonesboro’s Food Truck Wednesday kickoff March 6. The truck sold out by 1 p.m. Some residents later complained on social media about what they felt was the restaurant’s R-rated marketing language.

On June 7, Kathy Butler and Rae Johnson closed the deal on the historic property, which was owned by Henri Lamar Cruse Jr. and has been divided into three apartments.

The News has made several attempts to reach Cole or a representative of Slutty Vegan for comment.

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