MIDLOTHIAN — Schlotzsky’s, home of "The Original" oven-baked sandwich and famous fresh-from-scratch buns, opened its newest restaurant in Midlothian at 1141 George Hopper Road on Thursday, June 8.

The Midlothian Schlotzsky’s kicked off its grand opening at 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 8 by rewarding the first 100 guests who purchased a CinnaPack of six Cinnabon Classic rolls with one free small "The Original" sandwich every week for a year. The free sandwiches for a year prize entitle each winner to one sandwich per week at the Midlothian Schlotzsky’s.

The Midlothian location is owned by Dean Connel and is his first Schlotzsky’s restaurant. Connel has plans to continue expanding Schlotzsky’s presence in the coming years.

“We’re excited to bring Schlotzsky’s to the Midlothian community and create long-lasting relationships with our guests,” Connel said. “We look forward to sharing our quality, handcrafted food and spirit of originality with every guest who walks through our doors.”

Following the opening, the locally-owned restaurant announced via its Facebook page that it would have to discontinue the breakfast menu temporarily.

"In order to provide better service for lunch and dinner, we will be suspending our breakfast service for about two weeks," the post reads. "The overwhelming response from the community has been terrific, but we need time to work out the kinks. Thank you for understanding."

Schlotzsky’s offers more than 15 different signature sandwiches served on its legendary fresh-from-scratch oven-baked sourdough buns, as well as gourmet pizzas built upon its unique sourdough crust, artisan flatbreads, freshly made-to-order tossed salads, a variety of savory soups and delectable desserts.

In addition, there is also a Cinnabon Express bakery where guests can enjoy warm, homemade treats, including the Cinnabon Classic Roll and CinnaPacks. Lunch boxes to party trays, catering options are available for meetings, community events, family gatherings and more — all prepared with your Schlotzsky’s favorites.

The new restaurant will be open every day from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. To reach the restaurant, call (214) 817-8162. For more information about the Midlothian Schlotzsky’s, check out their Facebook page atwww.facebook.com/SchlotzskysMidlothian.