August 19, 2014

Now Shawnee has two Pegah’s restaurants

After 15 years in east Shawnee, Pegah’s has opened a sister restaurant in West Shawnee. The operations serve breakfast all day plus comfort foods liked Swiss steak, as well as entree salads and daily specials. First area SweetFrog premium frozen yogurt shop opens in KCK. Retail updates for Olathe and Overland Park.

When the new owner of Pegah’s Family Restaurant wanted to expand the operation, he just went west on Johnson Drive.

Pegah’s, which opened at 11005 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, in 1999, now has a sister restaurant, Pegah’s West, at 5354 Roberts, just about 8 miles west of the original restaurant. Several customers living near the new location said they would come more often now that a Pegah’s is closer to their neighborhood.

At both restaurants the slogan is “comfort is just a spoonful away.” Breakfast is served all day and includes pork chops and eggs, country fried steak and eggs, french toast, malted waffles, and omelets including the Mexican Express with sausage, jalapenos and onions, topped with melted cheese and sour cream, and served with a side of salsa.

Other menu items include housemade chili, soup of the day, entree salads, sandwiches (like the chicken bacon melt, hot meatloaf, and pork cutlet), burritos, tacos, fajitas, platters like grilled beef liver or spaghetti and meat sauce, and specialties like grilled Alaskan salmon.

Pegah’s also offers daily specials. On Wednesday that’s corned beef hash, two eggs and toast for $6.95 from 7 to 11 a.m.; 1/2 cold turkey sandwich with choice of soup or salad for $6.95 or Swiss steak, mashed potatoes, green beans or corn for $8.95 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and Swiss steak with choice of two sides for $9.95 from 2 to 8 p.m.

Owner Moe Sharifi managed an Olathe truck stop for 11 years before opening his own Northland restaurant for a decade. He sold that operation in 2012 and purchased Pegah’s in 2013.

“This is a goldmine,” Sharifi said. “It has a lot of good clientele. The customers like our homemade food so they don’t go anyplace else.”

Another exclusive tenant Legends Outlets

SweetFrog, a premium frozen yogurt franchise, has opened in the Legends Outlets Kansas City.

Customers make their own soft-serve creation, choosing from several different flavors each day - some favorites that will always be on the menu, other rotating out - and more than 60 toppings. It also offers nonfat, low-fat, sugar free and sorbet options and most choices also are gluten-free.

Flavors can include coffee house blend, cookies n’ cream, Georgia peach, Greek black cherry, pomegranate raspberry tart, root beer float and toasted marshmallow. Toppings include cheesecake bites, gummy worms and peanut butter chips, as well as “poppers” offering a burst of flavor like mango.

The Daily Meal, a website covering food and drink topics, recently named SweetFrog “America's Best Frozen Yogurt.”

Johnson County retail updates

Mainstream Boutique, had a soft opening in mid-July but will have a ribbon cutting at 11 a.m. Thursday in Prairie Trails West shopping center, 15056 S. Blackbob, Olathe. Mainstream Boutique is described as a multi-generational fashion boutique selling unique on-trend apparel and accessories. The Minnesota-based franchise has more than 40 stores in 16 states.

Local franchisee Carol Culkin had been a New York real estate agent for a decade before moving to Kansas City in 2012 when her husband was transferred.

“I lost my passion for real estate but I still wanted to help people. To help women look great and feel good about themselves,” Culkin said. “This franchisee was growing even when the economy wasn’t doing well. We have products that appeal to women of all ages. I’ve had girls shopping with their mothers and grandmothers.”

Trinity House Catholic Books and Gifts is relocating. The store has been operating for 17 years at 7287 W. 97th St., Overland Park.

It plans to close Saturday and reopen Sept. 2 in a 6,300-square-foot space in La Paloma shopping Center, 6731 W. 119th St., Overland Park.

To reach Joyce Smith, call 816-234-4692 or send email to Follow her on Facebook and Twitter at JoyceKC

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