Famous Toastery is adding its fourth Charlotte location to Uptown at 330 S. Tryon St. The restaurant will have soft openings starting Saturday and Sunday, and will officially serve the public Monday from 7 a.m.to 3 p.m. Justin Griffith, a former NFL player, will be spearheading the franchise.
There will be two entrances to the Uptown location. The first entrance is on the East Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard side of the space and the second on South Tryon Street in the Chamber of Commerce building. The CoC security will have to buzz you down the elevator because a working badge is required.
The space will be a two-level breakfast, brunch and lunch restaurant. Compared to their other Queen City locations, this restaurant will be the largest, with a total of 5,000 sq ft.
There will be a 1,500-square-foot grab-and-go section on the upstairs level. That section has 37 total seats.
“People are going to come in, grab hot and cold sandwiches, something to drink, whatever it may be,” said Griffith. “And if they want to get out, go to work, they can go, and if they want to sit down, they can do that as well.”
The 3,500-square-foot downstairs level will have 102 seats. On the main menu, you can expect the regular menu items you’re used to, including breakfast options like the Sunrise Burrito with Homemade Salsa (egg whites, brie, avocado and tomatoes, wrapped in a flour tortilla) for $8.99, and The Blah-Blah-Blah Omelet (three egg omelet with a choice of three ingredients) for $10.99, with a specials menu rotating throughout the week. The specials menu will start two to three weeks after the restaurant opens.
Griffith also wanted to point out that they don’t have a deep fryer in the building.
“We want to set ourselves apart from any other breakfast spot in town,” said Griffith.
A private room is available in the downstairs area for people that want to get away from the crowd or for those looking to have a business meeting.
“I don’t have a ton of restaurant experience, but I do have the experience of competition and building a team,” said Griffith. “If I can get my team to have first-class customer service, then we’re gonna be alright.”
Catering services will roll out a few weeks after they officially open. Online ordering will also be available — perfect for those on the go.
Too bad we can’t get one of those freshly made mimosas to go…
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