Biscuitville Fresh Southern is a regional fast-food restaurant chain located in North Carolina and Virginia. The store provides breakfast and Southern inspired food. The restaurant prides itself in serving its fresh hand-kneaded biscuits, every fifteen minutes each and every day. The biscuits are made from scratch in full view of the customers, who are able to see the entire process, including the mixing, kneading, rolling, cutting and baking. The restaurant’s biscuits are said to be set apart by their “broad, flat shape and drier, more crumbly consistency.”
The establishment believes in doing things the old-fashioned way. This includes making its food from scratch with fresh and authentic ingredients. In addition to the famous biscuits, the restaurant serves sandwiches, platters, sides, and sweets as well as other breakfast options. Although breakfast is the highlight of the restaurant, the restaurant has expanded over the years and now offers a lunch menu. The store has been locally and family owned and operated since 1966. The establishment holds a special place in the hearts of its customers and provides an authentic Southern dining experience for its guests.
Biscuitville was established by its founder, Maurice Jennings in 1966. The store was initially named Mountainbrook Fresh Bread and Milk. It originally started out as two bread stores in Burlington, North Carolina. The restaurant eventually started to sell pizza and changed its name to Pizzaville. By 1972, Mr. Jennings operated six Pizzaville stores located in both North Carolina and Virginia. Mr. Jennings decided to sell biscuit breakfasts in the morning to bring in additional income. The biscuits became very popular and soon the stores were selling more biscuits than pizzas.
This increased popularity with the freshly-made biscuits led to the company opening its first biscuit-only store in Danville, Virginia. The store was named Biscuitville. All the Pizzaville locations were eventually converted into Biscuitville restaurants. The store had 25 locations by 1982, each serving fresh biscuits that were made on-site. These delicious biscuits are said to be made from Mr. Jennings’ grandmother’s biscuit recipe. In 1996, Maurice Jennings son, Burney Jennings, followed in his father’s footsteps and took over the family business. Biscuitville thus remained a family-owned and privately held restaurant chain.
Today, there are 54 family-owned restaurants in North Carolina and Southern Virginia. Some examples of locations include Indian Trail, Clayton, Durham, Greensboro, and Chapel Hill in North Carolina. Other examples include Lynchburg, Martinsville, and Madison Heights in Virginia. The store also started a food truck to visit local festivals and community events in other states. The store’s corporate headquarters was initially in Graham, North Carolina. In 2007, the corporate headquarters moved to Greensboro, North Carolina, where it is currently located.
The chain has been very successful and has expanded tremendously over the years. The establishment opened its first college campus location in 2013 at Elon University’s dining hall. In February 2014, the company updated its entire branding, which included an updated logo and packaging. This updated branding also consisted of renovations for the stores. The establishment has plans to open more stores at other locations, for example at university and airport locations. The company also plans to start a mobile food service to provide for guests in the Southeast. The establishment will soon celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2016.
The establishment’s hours of operation vary according to location, but generally the restaurant is open from 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Sundays. The store is of course known for its fresh delicious biscuits. The breakfast biscuits are a favorite. A few examples of the breakfast biscuit choices include the sausage and egg biscuit, the bacon, egg and cheese biscuit, the fried chicken biscuit, the country ham biscuit, the turkey sausage biscuit, the pork chop biscuit, and the ultimate sausage biscuit. The breakfast biscuits are priced between $1 and $3.
The breakfast platters include the country ham, sausage, bacon, and ultimate platters. The breakfast platters are served with two eggs, a biscuit, and the customer’s choice of grits, home-style gravy, or a hash brown. These platters are priced between $3 and $5. There are also low carb eggs platters available. The pancake stacks are priced between $2 and $4. The menu also offers breakfast sides and sweets which include country fries, grits, hash browns, home-style gravy, muffins, toast sticks, honey buns and oatmeal. The breakfast sides are priced between $1 and $3.
The lunch menu was recently introduced. Lunch menu items consist of the lunch sandwiches and the lunch snacks. The lunch sandwiches include the BBQ Bruiser; the Southern Fried Catfish; the Grilled Chicken Bacon Ranch; the Cackalacky Chop; and the Homestyle Chicken Breast Tenders. The restaurant also offers various local and house-made sauces, such as the honey-mustard, Cackalacky, Cheerwine and the buttermilk ranch sauces. The lunch snacks consist of delectable sides, such as the Sweet Potato Casserole, the Southern Fried Okra, and the Carolina Cole Slaw.
Customers are very happy with the food and the service. The food is delicious, which definitely keeps customers coming back for more. Guests seem to enjoy the warmth and hospitality of the staff. Service is quick and the restaurants are fairly clean. Reservations are not required due to the fast-casual nature of the restaurant. The restaurant also caters for larger events upon request. The breakfast biscuits are a definite favorite, especially the chicken biscuit and the bacon, egg, and cheese biscuit. The platters are also recommended. This spot seems to be the perfect option for guests who need a quick, delicious and satisfying breakfast.