BY Janet Patton, Kentucky.com – Lexgo! Eat
September 19, 2022
A Lexington landmark known as the “Blue Arby’s” for its one-of-a-kind Wildcat blue restaurant could be getting a new tenant.
And yes, the color scheme is likely to stay blue.
Dutch Bros, the Oregon-based coffee chain, is planning to put its second Lexington location on the spot at 507 S. Limestone, right across from the University of Kentucky campus.
The restaurant has been vacant since Arby’s closed in 2019. But Dutch Bros. said in a statement to the Herald-Leader that the company hopes to open a location there by the end of 2024.
This will be the city’s second one; a first Dutch Bros, announced in March, is expected to open before the end of 2023, according to a company spokesperson, at 234 E. New Circle in a former Northside Sonic location next to a Walgreens.
Dutch Bros operates drive-thru coffee kiosks and has a near cult-like following, especially in the West. It’s known for great coffee, positive vibes and great service.