It is just about lunchtime and your stomach is growling, but you have no idea what to eat.
Well there is McDonalds, but your stomach does not agree with all that grease.
There is also the nicer more casual eating establishments, but time would be an issue.
Well look no longer. Joye Apanowicz, the owner of Roly Poly on North Rutherford Boulevard in Murfreesboro, has just the right lunch for you.
Roly Poly, which Apanowicz took over as owner three years ago, is steadily gaining the attention of lunchgoers all over town.
Roly Poly mainly serves rolled sandwiches, but it also offers other menu items like soups, salads and tart frozen yogurt.
Upon entering this fine establishment, your ears are immediately greeted by tunes from the 1970s and ’80s. Apanowicz said she really enjoys music from those periods, so she plays them in the store.
As you walk to the counter to be greeted by a smiling Roly Poly employee, you look down only to notice your reflection in the floor.
Roly Poly prides itself in providing their customers with a clean, friendly and pleasant eating environment.
Apanowicz said she also serves up sandwiches rolled with wheat or white tortillas to avoid the extra dough on the ends, and they can either be pressed or served cold.
Apanowicz and her crew said they try very hard to ensure each customer will feel welcomed, satisfied and wanting to come back for more by serving fresh-made food.
“All of our sandwiches are really good,” Apanowicz said. “We make them with fresh vegetables and meat that are sliced here daily. Everything we make is made fresh daily.”
With more than 40 different combinations to choose from, ordering can be quite overwhelming.
But have no fear: The turkey applejack is one of the best lunch options on the menu.
Made with turkey breast, melted pepper jack cheese, apple butter, bacon and a combination of fresh vegetables, it is clear why this is a popular choice.
She said Roly Poly also strives to be convenient to the public and not heavy on the wallet, especially given the number of nearby college students.
Every two weeks a sandwich is featured that does not ordinarily appear on the menu, and after the two weeks is up and gone.
As far as community involvement goes, Apanowicz said Roly Poly keeps active by helping with elementary, middle and high school functions.
As part of those efforts, her crew helps with fundraisers and gives a few monetary gifts each year, participates in silent auctions, donates sandwiches and even water to intramural teams throughout the year.
“I really enjoy being in this business,” Apanowicz said. “I enjoy the students, the MTSU faculty and the regular customers.”
For the years to come, Apanowicz said she plans to continue growing and gaining more customers.
Just recently, Apanowicz purchased the discount tobacco store a few spaces down from Roly Poly on the same strip. She said she is planning on using that property to drive business from one to the other.
“Every year, business continues to get better, although it’s not as good as we would like. We are fortunate to still be around,” Apanowicz said. “There were many restaurants that opened after us that didn’t stick around.”