Eggs Up Grill Myrtle Beach Franchisee Opens Third Restaurant

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Eggs Up Grill, a rapidly growing breakfast, brunch and lunch concept, opened its newest restaurant in Myrtle Beach. This is the third Eggs Up Grill for local owners Buddy Lindsay and Don Rau, who like half of Eggs Up Grill franchisees own/ operate more than one location or have development underway.  This is the 56th location for the franchise, third opening of  2022, with another 15 on the way.

Rau says, “I have enjoyed many years of success with Eggs Up Grill. The values of Eggs Up Grill, along with our neighbors and business partners in Myrtle Beach, provide great opportunities for this area.”

Rau has owned and operated restaurants throughout his career and joined Eggs Up Grill five years ago.

“We appreciate the many contributions by Don and his team to the Eggs Up Grill brand.  It’s great to have his experience and support in Myrtle Beach leading the way,” said Ricky Richardson, chief executive officer of Eggs Up Grill. “Eggs Up Grill is proud to have ten thriving restaurants in the Myrtle Beach area, serving neighbors from sunup to lunch. “

The Brand continues expansion across the southeast, opening its initial location in Tennessee in February, opening in Alabama in July and finalizing plans to enter Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas in early 2023.

In addition to setting restaurant opening records, Eggs Up Grill also cracked first quarter projections with accelerating momentum in average restaurant sales.  The Brand closed out the first quarter of 2021 with an average annual unit volume (AUV) of $1.1 million, same-store sales up 24 percent over 2021.In 2021, Eggs Up Grill recognized more than 60% of its restaurant locations for achieving annual sales exceeding $1 million in 2021.

Eggs Up Grill offers its full menu for dine-in or order online for takeout or delivery. Menu categories include omelets and benedicts prepared with fresh, hand-cracked eggs, fluffy pancakes, prepared to order waffles and breakfast sandwiches, as well as classic breakfast entrees. Lunch choices include juicy burgers, tasty sandwiches, wraps, fresh salads and savory bowls. The menu also offers gluten-friendly options and a kids’ menu. The full menu is available open to close, from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. All locations are individually owned and operated by a local member of the community, providing great-tasting, freshly prepared breakfast, brunch and lunch options. 

Eggs Up Grill Opens First Tennessee Restaurant in Johnson City

Local family team opens new restaurant; hires 34

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Eggs Up Grill, a rapidly growing breakfast, brunch and lunch concept, begins serving the most important meal of the day at 6 a.m. Tuesday, March 15 in Johnson City. The restaurant, known for its great-tasting, freshly prepared meals, friendly service and inviting atmosphere, is located at 2011 N. Roan Street, at The Mall at Johnson City. This is the first Eggs Up Grill for Ken Bates and his family in Johnson City, and the first Tennessee restaurant for the franchise.  

“It is great to see the breakfast segment continue to thrive, and we are excited to introduce the first Eggs Up Grill in Tennessee to the Johnson City community,” said Bates. “We know this will be a popular gathering place for friends and family to enjoy breakfast classics.  The brand’s breakfast and lunch concept, support in the community, as well as its hours of operation are all appealing factors for the business.”

The Bates Family has been interested in opening a new restaurant in the heart of Johnson City’s dining and entertainment district. ​​Bates, a native of Kingsport, TN, has been a restaurant owner more than 30 years. He opened his first franchise with Little Caesars in Clinton, TN, and grew to 24 restaurants across four states, including Tennessee, Virginia, South Carolina and Georgia. The family owners are eager to begin serving guests across the community.

“The values of Eggs Up Grill along with our doing business in Johnson City, in this ideal location, offers a great opportunity for growth,” said Bates. Bates hopes to continue to grow with the Brand in the Tri-Cities Tennessee and Virginia market.

With seating for 106, plus an outdoor patio for dining for up to 20, the 2,750 square-foot restaurant is designed to make guests feel at home in a light, bright and cheery atmosphere. Whether dining at the counter feeling the energy from the kitchen, at a table shared with neighbors and friends, outside on the patio or in a cozy booth, guests can choose seating options to suit the perfect occasion or mood. The walls feature artwork specifically designed for Eggs Up Grill that pays homage to its namesake, the Egg.

The Johnson City restaurant will serve guests seven days a week from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. with dine-in, online ordering, takeout, catering and delivery options available. A convenient to-go station near the entrance of the restaurant will allow for easy pick-up for online orders and third-party delivery.

Eggs Up Grill will also cater events big or small, with a menu featuring breakfast favorites like eggs, grits, home fries, biscuits and gravy and muffins. Salads, sandwiches and wraps are available for catered lunch.

“We are so pleased to have Ken and his family introducing Eggs Up Grill to Johnson City.  It’s great to have the Bates’ seasoned experience leading the way in Tennessee,” said Ricky Richardson, chief executive officer of Eggs Up Grill. “Eggs Up Grill is proud to be a part of this popular community, serving our neighbors from sunup to lunch. “

The Johnson City restaurant will employ a total of 34 team members and is actively hiring. Those interested can apply at eggsupgrill.com or inquire at the restaurant. For more information on the restaurant, follow @eugjohnsoncity on Instagram and Facebook. 

With locations across Georgia, Florida, the Carolinas and Virginia, and opening in the state of Tennessee this spring, Eggs Up Grill offers seasonal items and its full menu for dine-in or order online for takeout or delivery. Menu categories include omelets and benedicts prepared with fresh, hand-cracked eggs, pancakes, waffles and breakfast sandwiches, as well as classic breakfast entrees. Lunch choices include juicy burgers, tasty sandwiches, wraps, salads and bowls. The menu also offers gluten-friendly options and a kids’ menu. The full menu is available open to close, from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. All locations are individually owned and operated by a local member of the community, providing great-tasting, freshly prepared breakfast, brunch and lunch options.

About Eggs Up Grill:

Eggs Up Grill is home to the whole neighborhood, serving smiles from sunup through lunch. The aromas of freshly brewed coffee, savory bacon and hand-cracked, farm-fresh eggs and juicy burgers on the griddle, and warm, attentive team members will make you feel right at home. We are “neighbors serving neighbors” daily from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ranked as the no. 1 breakfast franchise by Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500® two years in a row, Eggs Up Grill is experiencing record growth across the Southeast. Originally founded in Pawleys Island, S.C., Eggs Up Grill now has 55 locations with plans underway to reach the 100-restaurant mark by 2023.  For more information, visit eggsupgrill.com.

Eggs Up Grill’s 2022 Outlook Is Sunny Side Up

Breakfast powerhouse rings in new year with $1 million plus AUV, record comparable sales and 18 new restaurants planned

SPARTANBURG, S.C.  – Eggs Up Grill, ranked two years consecutively as the no. 1 breakfast franchise in 2021 and 2022 by Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500® and recently named a 2022 Top Franchise by Franchise Business Review, is entering 2022 with accelerating momentum in both average restaurant sales and new restaurant growth. The Brand closed out 2021 with an average unit volume (AUV) exceeding $1 million, same-store sales up 17 percent over 2019, and 26-percent growth from July to December. Eggs Up Grill opened nine new restaurants in the last 12 months and signed five franchise agreements in the fourth quarter of 2021.  

Eggs Up Grill has been setting new restaurant-opening records for three years in a row, growing eight to 10 restaurants per year. Its 2022 outlook includes 18 new restaurants and expansion into three new states; the Brand will enter Tennessee and Alabama in the first quarter of 2022 and is in active discussions with multi-unit prospects in Texas and Mississippi.

At its recent Franchise Owners’ Conference, Eggs Up Grill recognized more than 60% of its restaurant locations for achieving annual sales exceeding $1 million in 2021.

“Our record-breaking sales are a direct result of maximizing new revenue channels, our franchise partners’ high level of operational quality, and Eggs Up Grill’s unique culture,” said Ricky Richardson, chief executive officer of Eggs Up Grill. “These successes didn’t happen by accident, and I could not be prouder of our franchise partners and employees for overcoming 2021’s challenges, doing everything in their power to live up to our brand promise of Everything to Make You Smile, and simply rolling up their sleeves and putting in the hard work.”

Since 2020, Eggs Us Grill has made aggressive strides in the areas of technology, third-party delivery, take-out simplicity, and alcohol sales (added last spring). The Brand also continues to test its virtual brand, Biscuits, Bowls & Burgers, to reach new consumers as it grows weekday lunch revenue.

Accelerating growth requires top talent at the Brand level and Eggs Up Grill recently added resources in culinary development and expanded its marketing capabilities.  

“We continue to punch above our weight,” Richardson added. “These new resources compliment a highly experienced leadership team that continues to provide best in class franchisor support to its franchise partners.”

About Eggs Up Grill:

Eggs Up Grill is home to the whole neighborhood, serving smiles from sunup through lunch. The aromas of freshly brewed coffee, savory bacon and hand-cracked, farm-fresh egg and juicy burgers on the griddle, and warm, attentive team members will make you feel right at home. We are “neighbors serving neighbors” daily from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Recently ranked as the no. 1 breakfast franchise by Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500®, Eggs Up Grill is experiencing record growth across the Southeast. Originally founded in Pawleys Island, S.C., Eggs Up Grill now has 53 locations with plans underway to reach the 100-restaurant mark by 2023.  For more information, visit eggsupgrill.com.

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Eggs Up Grill Opens First Restaurant in Norfolk Today

Local entrepreneurs partner to open popular breakfast spot in Ghent   

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Eggs Up Grill, a rapidly growing breakfast, brunch, and lunch concept began serving the most important meal of the day at 6 a.m. this morning in the Ghent area of Norfolk. The restaurant, known for its great-tasting, freshly prepared meals, friendly service, and inviting atmosphere, is located at The Center Shops, 738 W. 22nd Street. This is the first Eggs Up Grill for Franchise Partners Michael Said and Steve McCue.

“What attracted me and Steve to Eggs Up Grill is how family-oriented it is. It’s a place family can gather and enjoy breakfast classics,” said Said. “The hours of operation are also very appealing, and the brand is all about the community and that’s important to us.”

Born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y., Said grew up working in locally owned delicatessens. He relocated to Norfolk with his family in 1998 and purchased a Meineke Car Care franchise. Said eventually returned to the restaurant industry and is a co-owner of three-area Brickhouse Tavern restaurants.

McCue grew up in a military family and spent his childhood living overseas, moving to Norfolk with his family in 1984. He was in the Airforce for seven years, and also worked as a public accountant. McCue previously owned four area Meineke Car Care franchises. Said and McClue met each other during their time at Meineke. The duo also own Williamsburg Automotive together.

With seating for 80, plus an outdoor patio for dining for up to 34, the 2,347 square-foot restaurant is designed to make guests feel at home in a light, bright and cheery atmosphere. Whether dining at the counter feeling the energy from the kitchen, at a table shared with neighbors and friends, outside on the patio or in a cozy booth, guests can choose seating options to suit the perfect occasion or mood. The walls feature artwork specifically designed for Eggs Up Grill that pays homage to its namesake, the Egg.

The Norfolk restaurant serves guests seven days a week from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. with dine-in, online ordering, takeout, catering, and delivery options available. A convenient to-go station will allow for easy pick-up for online orders and third-party delivery.

Eggs Up Grill also caters events big or small, with a menu featuring breakfast favorites like eggs, grits, home fries, biscuits and gravy and muffins. Salads, sandwiches and wraps are available for catered lunch.

Mike Said and Steve McCue pose for a picture after serving family and friends on their first day in business.

“We couldn’t be more excited to have local businessmen Mike Said and Steve McCue leading the way in Norfolk,” says Ricky Richardson, chief executive officer of Eggs Up Grill. “Eggs Up Grill is proud to be a part of the up-and-coming Ghent community, serving our neighbors from sunup to lunch. “

The Ghent restaurant will employ a total of 34 team members and is actively hiring. Those interested can apply at eggsupgrill.com or visit the restaurant and ask for the manager on duty. For more information on the restaurant, follow @eugghent on Instagram and Facebook. 

With locations across Georgia, Florida, the Carolinas and Virginia, Eggs Up Grill offers seasonal items and its full menu for dine-in or order online for takeout or delivery. Menu categories include omelets and benedicts prepared with fresh, hand-cracked eggs, pancakes, waffles, and breakfast sandwiches, as well as classic breakfast entrees. Lunch choices included juicy burgers, tasty sandwiches, wraps and salads. The menu also offers gluten-friendly options and a kids’ menu.  The full menu is available open to close, from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Family Bundle meals are offered for takeout and delivery, providing an easy option to feed four people starting at $25. All locations are individually owned and operated by a local member of the community, providing great-tasting, freshly prepared breakfast, brunch and lunch options. 

About Eggs Up Grill:

Eggs Up Grill is home to the whole neighborhood, serving smiles from sunup through lunch. The aromas of freshly brewed coffee, savory bacon and hand-cracked, farm-fresh egg and juicy burgers on the griddle, and warm, attentive team members will make you feel right at home. We are “neighbors serving neighbors” daily from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Recently ranked as the no. 1 breakfast franchise by Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500®, Eggs Up Grill is experiencing record growth across the Southeast. Originally founded in Pawleys Island, S.C., Eggs Up Grill now has 52 locations with plans underway to reach the 100-restaurant mark by 2023.  For more information, visit eggsupgrill.com.

Caramel Apple Crisp Pancakes, a Chorizo-filled “Chomelet” and Apple Cider Mimosas bring warm and spicy flavors to Eggs Up Grill fall menu

Limited time menu serves seasonal dishes from the griddle  

SPARTANBURG, S.C. -Eggs Up Grill, ranked as the no. 1 breakfast franchise by Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500®, is welcoming guests with warm and bold fall flavors in its Griddle & Grin limited time menu. Beginning October 4, the breakfast, brunch and lunch concept will offer seasonal menu items including Caramel Apple Crisp Pancakes, a Chorizo Breakfast Quesadilla and The Chomelet.  Guests may also enjoy Apple Cider Mimosas. The promotion runs through the end of the year.  

“Our Griddle & Grin fall menu offers  great tasting, seasonal and family favorites that warm the spirit with a selection of delicious and bold fall flavors,” said Ricky Richardson, chief executive officer of Eggs Up Grill. “Our brand promise is ‘everything to make you smile.’ We know our guests are guaranteed to smile as they taste our Fluffy Pancakes topped with Caramelized Fire-roasted Fuji Apples, as well as the Chorizo Breakfast Quesadilla and Chomelet. Paired with an Apple Cider Mimosa, it’s truly a reason to grin at Eggs Up Grill.”

The Caramel Apple Crisp Pancakes include two buttermilk pancakes with apple pie crumble griddled in for a crispy crunch, topped with caramelized fire roasted Fuji apples, caramel sauce, dusted with powdered sugar; the Chorizo Breakfast Quesadilla includes a stuffed flour tortilla with griddled and crumbled chorizo sausage, scrambled eggs, pepper jack cheese, sautéed bell peppers, onions and ancho chili sauce, and topped with house-made corn salsa.

A soon-to-be favorite, The Chomelet, is an omelet filled with crumbled chorizo sausage with pepper jack cheese, diced bell peppers and onions; topped with house-made corn salsa and a drizzle of ancho chili sauce; served with toast and a choice of home fries, grits or fresh fruit. All items start at $9.99.

Eggs Up Grill is also offering sparkling wine Apple Cider Mimosas, served with fresh cranberries, available by the glass for $5.99 each or carafe for $19.99 at participating locations.

With locations across Georgia, Florida, the Carolinas and Virginia, Eggs Up Grill offers seasonal items and its full menu for dine-in or order online for takeout or delivery. Menu categories include omelets and benedicts prepared with fresh, hand-cracked eggs, pancakes, waffles, and breakfast sandwiches, as well as classic breakfast entrees. Lunch choices included juicy burgers, tasty sandwiches, wraps and salads. The menu also offers gluten-friendly options and a kids’ menu.  The full menu is available open to close, from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Family Bundle meals are offered for takeout and delivery, providing an easy option to feed four people starting at $25. All locations are individually owned and operated by a local member of the community, providing great-tasting, freshly prepared breakfast, brunch and lunch options. 

About Eggs Up Grill:

Eggs Up Grill is home to the whole neighborhood, serving smiles from sunup through lunch. The aromas of freshly brewed coffee, savory bacon and hand-cracked, farm-fresh eggs on the griddle, and warm, attentive team members will make you feel right at home. We are “neighbors serving neighbors” daily from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Recently ranked as the no. 1 breakfast franchise by Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500®, Eggs Up Grill is experiencing record growth across the Southeast. Originally founded in Pawleys Island, S.C., Eggs Up Grill now has 50 locations with plans underway to reach the 100 restaurant mark by 2023.  For more information, visit eggsupgrill.com.

Eggs Up Grill Thrives, Cracks 50 Locations, Breaks Sales Records

Brand exceeds 2019 sales by more than 10 percent year-to-date

SPARTANBURG, S.C.  – Eggs Up Grill, a rapidly growing breakfast, brunch, and lunch Brand, has reached a major milestone in number of restaurants and comparative sales. After a challenging 18 months for the restaurant industry, the Brand is seeing explosive growth – both in sales and openings.  New restaurants in Richmond, Va. and Winter Garden, Fla. opened in recent weeks, with Eggs Up Grill reaching 50 locations. Through new revenue channels developed during the pandemic, Eggs Up Grill is currently experiencing a 10 percent increase in sales over 2019.

“Over the last 18 months, Eggs Up Grill reimagined our business and created new revenue channels,” said Ricky Richardson, chief executive officer of Eggs Up Grill. “Through those changes, and the unparalleled work of our franchise partners, our performance is better than ever as we set new sales and growth records.”

The reimagining of Eggs Up Grill included new experiences for guests. The Brand added enhanced technology to simplify takeout and delivery options, and its new restaurants now feature dedicated to-go stations allowing for easy pick-up of online orders and third-party delivery. Eggs Up Grill also added mimosas to its menu in the spring and reports beverages make up 4-8% of restaurant sales.  And, Eggs Up Grill went virtual this year with Biscuits, Bowls & Burgers, a brand exclusively available on third-party delivery sites.  

“Integrating these changes has made our already successful Eggs Up Grill experience – the one that attracts guests to our brand in the first place – stronger than ever,” Richardson added. “I’m very encouraged by the strong sales trend we are seeing with our restaurants outperforming 2019 sales by more than 10 percent year-to-date, exceeding 20 percent this summer.”  

Eggs Up Grill has been setting restaurant-opening records for three years in a row, growing on average 25 percent each year. 2021’s 12 new locations continue that trend. This summer Eggs Up Grill cracked 50 restaurants with openings in Winter Garden, Fla., the first of four in the Orlando market, as well as the Carolinas and Richmond, Va. By year’s end, Eggs Up Grill will expand into Alabama and Tennessee, growing its footprint across eight southeastern states. Development underway includes 20 new Eggs Up Grill openings in 2022.

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About Eggs Up Grill:

Eggs Up Grill offers Everything to Make You Smile, for both guests and franchise partners.  We are home to the whole neighborhood, serving smiles from sunup through lunch. The aromas of freshly brewed coffee, savory bacon and hand-cracked, farm-fresh eggs and juicy burgers on the griddle, and warm, attentive team members will make you feel right at home. We are “neighbors serving neighbors” daily from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Recently ranked as the no. 1 breakfast franchise by Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500® for our outstanding performance in areas including restaurant growth, financial strength and stability, and brand power, Eggs Up Grill is experiencing record growth across the Southeast. Originally founded in Pawleys Island, S.C., Eggs Up Grill now has more than 50 locations across the southeast. In 2018, private equity firm WJ Partners acquired Eggs Up Grill, building the team, and priming the brand to rapidly grow in more communities across the U.S. with plans underway to double in size by 2023. For more information, visit https://www.eggsupgrill.com/franchise.

Eggs Up Grill opens in Fort Mill

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Eggs Up Grill, a rapidly growing breakfast, brunch, and lunch concept opened its first restaurant in Fort Mill, S.C. On Monday, August 9, local franchise owners Kevin and Shelly Trayer welcomed Fort Mill neighbors with great-tasting, freshly prepared meals, and friendly service.

L-R: Caleb, Shelly and Kevin Trayer, and Eggs Up Grill CEO Ricky Richardson

“Fort Mill is growing by leaps and bounds and we have been watching this area really blossom,” said Shelly Trayer, co-owner of Eggs Up Grill Fort Mill. “We want to be everyone’s hometown restaurant away from home.”  

The restaurant is located at 516 Mercantile Place in Springfield Town Center. It features a light, bright, and cheery atmosphere designed to make guests comfortable and feel at home.

Eggs Up Grill traces its roots to Pawleys Island, South Carolina where it was founded in 1997 with a menu featuring classic, All-American dishes, along with twists on traditional favorites.  The restaurant takes pride in perfectly cooking fresh, hand-cracked eggs 14 different ways.  Menu categories include made-to-order omelets and benedicts, pancakes, waffles, and breakfast sandwiches, as well as famous home fries, the Founder’s recipe corned beef hash, and buttery, grilled blueberry muffins. Lunch choices included juicy burgers, tasty sandwiches, wraps and salads.

The Fort Mill restaurant will serve guests seven days a week from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. with dine-in, online ordering, takeout, catering and delivery options available. A dedicated to-go station allows for easy pick-up for online orders and third-party delivery. 

Eggs Up Grill caters events big or small, with a catering menu featuring breakfast favorites like eggs, grits, home fries, biscuits and gravy and muffins. Salads, sandwiches and wraps are available for catered lunch.

Eggs Up Grill’s values of friendliness, service and community is leading the restaurant to partner with local organizations, churches and schools.

“Since Eggs Up Grill opened our first York County location in 2015 in Rock Hill, we’ve really seen the community embrace our Brand,” said Ricky Richardson, CEO of Eggs Up Grill.  “We are excited about expanding into Fort Mill which still has that small town feeling.  That was a really important factor to us because we are neighbors serving neighbors.”

For more information on the Fort Mill Eggs Up Grill location, follow @eugfortmill on Instagram and Facebook.

Former Little Caesars Franchisee to Open First Eggs Up Grill in Tennessee

Regional franchise owner, family restaurateur and community leader heads development of new breakfast destination in the Tri-Cities area           

JOHNSON CITY, TENN. – Eggs Up Grill, a rapidly growing breakfast, brunch and lunch concept, begins construction this month on its first Tennessee location in Johnson City. The restaurant, known for its great-tasting, freshly prepared meals, friendly service and inviting atmosphere, is located at 2011 N. Road Street, at The Mall at Johnson City, situated in the upbeat and flourishing area of town. This is the first Eggs Up Grill for Franchise Owner Ken Bates. 

“We know the breakfast segment is thriving so opening the first Eggs Up Grill in Tennessee is exciting and the best choice in terms of value and quality,” said Bates. “Along with the menu, we’re always impressed with the family atmosphere at Eggs Up Grill, which is something we’ve always promoted and will continue to do so. It will be a fun place to work.” 

Bates, a native of Kingsport, TN, has worked in the franchise business for more than 30 years, yielding an extensive knowledge of the restaurant industry and general business development. Bates’ prominent      career with Little Caesars began in Clinton, TN, and grew to 24 restaurants across four states, including Tennessee, Virginia, South Carolina and Georgia.       The restaurateur’s business tenure also includes Chase Meadows residential development along with new commercial interests. Bates has served as president of East Tennessee State University (ETSU) Pirate Club and continues support of the ETSU Foundation.

Eggs Up Grill in Johnson City will feature the brand’s newest kitchen innovation, which includes a streamlined design and the addition of fryers, allowing Eggs Up Grill to expand its menu offerings.

Bates is especially pleased to be opening in a popular residential location, close to local schools and in the heart of the city’s dining and entertainment district. Bates eventually wants to grow with the Brand and open five Eggs Up Grills in the Tri-Cities Tennessee and Virginia market.

Bates says, “The Johnson City Mall location lends a regional draw and is currently the happening place in Johnson City for new restaurant concepts.”

With seating for 106, plus an outdoor patio for dining, the 2,750 square-foot restaurant will be designed to make guests feel at home in a light, bright and cheery atmosphere. Whether dining at the counter feeling the energy from the kitchen, at a table shared with neighbors and friends, outside on the patio or in a cozy booth, guests can choose seating options to suit the perfect occasion or mood. The walls will feature artwork specifically designed for Eggs Up Grill that pays homage to its namesake, the Egg.

The Johnson City restaurant will serve guests seven days a week from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. with dine-in, online ordering, takeout, catering and delivery options available. A convenient to-go station will allow for easy pick-up for online orders and third-party delivery.

Eggs Up Grill caters events big or small, with a menu featuring breakfast favorites like eggs, grits, home fries, biscuits and gravy and muffins. Salads, sandwiches and wraps are available for catered lunch.

“We are excited to open the first Eggs Up Gill in Tennessee and begin serving and supporting the Johnson City community,” said Eggs Up Grill CEO Ricky Richardson. “Eggs Up Grill is not just a great dining option for breakfast and lunch, but also a hub for local activity. We look forward to partnering with the community and serving our neighbors.”

With locations across the Southeast – Georgia, Florida, the Carolinas and Virginia, Eggs Up Grill offers seasonal items and its full menu for dine-in, takeout or delivery. Menu categories include omelets and benedicts prepared with fresh, hand-cracked eggs, pancakes, waffles, and breakfast sandwiches, as well as classic breakfast entrees. Lunch choices included juicy burgers, tasty sandwiches, wraps and salads. The menu also offers heart-healthy and gluten-friendly options and a kids’ menu.  The full menu is available open to close, from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Family Bundle meals are offered for takeout and delivery, providing an easy option to feed four people starting at $25. All locations are individually owned and operated by a local member of the community, providing great-tasting, freshly prepared breakfast, brunch and lunch options. 

The Johnson City Eggs Up Grill restaurant plans to employ 25 team members and will begin hiring later this year. Those interested can apply at eggsupgrill.com. For more information on the Johnson City restaurant, follow @eugjohnsoncity on Instagram and Facebook. 

Eggs Up Grill now open in Richmond, Va.

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Eggs Up Grill, a rapidly growing breakfast, brunch, and lunch concept is opening its first restaurant in Virginia. On Monday, August 2, local franchise owners Rob and Karla Thompson welcomed their Richmond neighbors with great-tasting, freshly prepared meals, and friendly service.

“We’ve been thinking about opening a restaurant for the last five years. What really attracted us to Eggs Up Grill is how important community is, and the charitable works of the franchise partners,” said Rob Thompson.

The restaurant is located at 2003 W. Huguenot Road in the Huguenot Village Shopping Center next to Publix. It features a light, bright, and cheery atmosphere designed to make guests feel comfortable and at home. The new restaurant will feature the brand’s newest kitchen innovation which includes a streamlined design and the addition of fryers, allowing Eggs Up Grill to expand its menu offerings.

Eggs Up Grill traces its roots to Pawleys Island, South Carolina where it was founded in 1997 with a menu featuring classic, All-American dishes, along with twists on traditional favorites.  The restaurant takes pride in perfectly cooking fresh, hand-cracked eggs 14 different ways.  Menu categories include made-to-order omelets and benedicts, pancakes, waffles, and breakfast sandwiches, as well as famous home fries, the Founder’s recipe corned beef hash, and buttery, grilled blueberry muffins. Lunch choices included juicy burgers, tasty sandwiches, wraps and salads.

The Richmond opening is part of the Brand’s focus on expanding in Virginia.  Currently, Eggs Up Grill has restaurants in development in Blacksburg and Norfolk, in addition to the two other restaurants the Thompsons will open in the Richmond market.

“We are excited to open in Richmond, not only providing guests a great dining option for breakfast and lunch, but also serving as a hub for local activity,” says Eggs Up Grill CEO Ricky Richardson. “We are eager to meet and partner with the community and serve our neighbors.”

Thompson is a retired Navy intelligence officer and is the owner of HT Innovations, a defense contracting company specializing in space-based systems. He also served four years as the Matoaca district representative for the Chesterfield County School Board. After learning about Eggs Up Grill, the Thompsons were drawn to the better breakfast concept because it aligned with their values.

“We both believe in serving this great community, and it’s through our Eggs Up Grill restaurants that we will continue our personal mission of doing so,” he added.

The Richmond restaurant will serve guests seven days a week from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. with dine-in, online ordering, takeout, catering and delivery options available. A dedicated to-go station allows for easy pick-up for online orders and third-party delivery.  Eggs Up Grill caters events big or small, with a catering menu featuring breakfast favorites like eggs, grits, home fries, biscuits and gravy and muffins. Salads, sandwiches and wraps are available for catered lunch. Delivery will be available.

For more information on the Richmond restaurant, follow @eugmidlothian on Instagram and Facebook.

Wendy’s Franchisee and Former Henry’s Smokehouse Co-Owner Partner to Open Eggs Up Grill in Clemson

Childhood friends, seasoned restaurateurs lead development of five new breakfast spots in the Golden Corner this Fall

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Eggs Up Grill, a rapidly growing breakfast, brunch, and lunch concept, begins construction this month on its first location in Clemson. The restaurant, known for its great-tasting, freshly prepared meals, friendly service, and inviting atmosphere, is located at 101 Canoy Lane, formally 4 Paw American Pub, in Tillman Village. This is the first of five Eggs Up Grills for Franchise Partners Darby Smith and Jackson Turner. 

Darby Smith and Jackson Turner are ready to spread smiles in Clemson.

Smith and Turner are childhood friends and both have extensive backgrounds in the restaurant industry. Turner is a Clemson native and is the co-owner of First Sun Management with his father. For the last 35 years, the franchising company has owned and operated 19 Wendy’s restaurants in South Carolina and Georgia. Smith most recently served as the co-owner of three Henry’s Smokehouse Barbecue and Catering restaurants in Greenville, S.C. He is a Clemson graduate and will operate the new restaurant.

“We have dreamed of going into the restaurant business together for years,” said Smith. “We’ve both dined at Eggs Up Grill many times and we were always impressed with the quality of food and consistently great service.” 

The Clemson restaurant will feature the brand’s newest kitchen innovation which includes a streamlined design and the addition of fryers, allowing Eggs Up Grill to expand its menu offerings.

Turner says that breakfast is a growing daypart, and that they are glad to invest in a brand that is the best in the business. “It’s truly a brand that aligns with our family values,” he added.

The partners are especially excited to be opening just two miles from Clemson University, in the heart of off-campus living where they will welcome football fans on game weekends. The duo is targeting Easley, Seneca, and Greenwood for future locations.

With seating for 136, plus an outdoor patio for dining for up to 36, the 2,600 square-foot restaurant will be designed to make guests feel at home in a light, bright and cheery atmosphere. Whether dining at the counter feeling the energy from the kitchen, at a table shared with neighbors and friends, outside on the patio or in a cozy booth, guests can choose seating options to suit the perfect occasion or mood. The walls will feature artwork specifically designed for Eggs Up Grill that pays homage to its namesake, the Egg.

The Clemson restaurant will serve guests seven days a week from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. with dine-in, online ordering, takeout, catering, and delivery options available. A convenient to-go station will allow for easy pick-up for online orders and third-party delivery.

Eggs Up Grill will also cater events big or small, with a menu featuring breakfast favorites like eggs, grits, home fries, biscuits and gravy and muffins. Salads, sandwiches and wraps are available for catered lunch.

“We are excited to open a new location this summer and begin serving and supporting the Clemson community,” said Eggs Up Grill CEO Ricky Richardson. “Eggs Up Grill is not just a great dining option for breakfast and lunch, but also a hub for local activity. We look forward to partnering with the community and serving our neighbors.”

With locations across the Southeast – Georgia, Florida, the Carolinas and Virginia, Eggs Up Grill offers seasonal items and its full menu for dine-in, takeout or delivery. Menu categories include omelets and benedicts prepared with fresh, hand-cracked eggs, pancakes, waffles, and breakfast sandwiches, as well as classic breakfast entrees. Lunch choices included juicy burgers, tasty sandwiches, wraps and salads. The menu also offers heart-healthy and gluten-friendly options and a kids’ menu.  The full menu is available open to close, from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Family Bundle meals are offered for takeout and delivery, providing an easy option to feed four people starting at $25. All locations are individually owned and operated by a local member of the community, providing great-tasting, freshly prepared breakfast, brunch and lunch options. 

The Clemson Eggs Up Grill restaurant plans to employ 25 team members and will begin hiring later this year. Those interested can apply at eggsupgrill.com. For more information on the Clemson restaurant, follow @eugclemson on Instagram and Facebook.  

About Eggs Up Grill:

Eggs Up Grill is home to the whole neighborhood, serving smiles from sunup through lunch. The aromas of freshly brewed coffee, savory bacon and hand-cracked, farm-fresh eggs and juicy burgers on the griddle, and warm, attentive team members will make you feel right at home. We are “neighbors serving neighbors” daily from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Recently ranked as the no. 1 breakfast franchise by Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500®, Eggs Up Grill is experiencing record growth across the Southeast. Originally founded in Pawleys Island, S.C., by restaurateur Chris Skodras, Eggs Up Grill now has 47 locations.  In 2018, private equity firm WJ Partners acquired Eggs Up Grill, building the team and priming the brand to rapidly grow in more communities across the U.S. with plans underway to reach the 100 restaurant mark by 2023. For more information, visit eggsupgrill.com.