The city issued a permit Oct. 24 to prepare space for The Peach Cobbler Factory in Shoppes at Bartram Park.
Matthis Construction Co. Inc. is the contractor for the $33,000 project to renovate 1,600 square feet of space at 13760 Old St. Augustine Road.
It will take the former Edible Arrangements’ space.
It is one of seven Peach Cobbler locations in the area – with three open and three more in planning.
The first Jacksonville location opened in July 2022 at 4495 Roosevelt Blvd., Suite 405, in Ortega Park in West Jacksonville.
Two more opened at 519 Airport Center Drive, No. 106, in River City Marketplace in North Jacksonville and at 822 Sadler Road in Fernandina Beach.
PeachCobblerFactory.com says three more area locations are opening soon in Orange Park, St. Augustine and Saint Johns.
The company said previously it has a multiunit agreement in Northeast Florida with Jimmy and Andrea Plowden.
Andrea Plowden said Oct. 27 she expects to open the Bartram Park location in November.
She said they do not have locations secured for Orange Park and St. Augustine but plan to open both in 2024.
She said the Fernandina Beach location is owned by another franchisee.
Plowden said they choose sites based on demographics, proximity to other eateries and shopping.
“As most are aware, Jacksonville is the largest city by land mass in the United States. Due to this, many people tend to shop and eat in the area they reside,” Plowden said.
Plowden said locations range from 1,000 to 2,000 square feet and employ about seven to 10 people each.
Peach Cobbler Factory offers a dessert shop with cobbler, cinnamon rolls, banana pudding, peachy tea and cold brew coffee.
The menu shows varieties of cobbler; cookies; banana pudding; shakes; brownies; cinnamon rolls; Churro Stix; Belgian waffles; and more.
It says it has multiple revenue streams including a quick-service dessert bar, catering, mobile units and delivery options.
The Peach Cobbler Factory was founded in 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee, by Tamira Edgerton and Juan Edgerton and now has corporate headquarters in Fort Lauderdale.
The founders partnered with franchise developer Greg George in July 2021 to launch PCF Franchise LLC.
The website shows locations and more opening soon in 15 states and the District of Columbia.
It has nine in Florida and 25 more opening soon.