Opening Marks its 16th Location in North Carolina, Adds 100 New Jobs to the Region
The Triangle is about to welcome its third Hickory Tavern, the neighborhood social gathering spot that is centered around a lively bar, serves great food and has a passion for sports and entertainment. The new restaurant will add approximately 100 new jobs to the region.
The Charlotte, NC-based restaurant brand will open its new location at 4 pm on Wednesday, May 3 at the SouthPark Village Center (401 Village Walk Drive) in Holly Springs. The opening expand the brand’s footprint in North Carolina to 16 restaurants and 27 restaurants for the brand overall. Its other Triangle locations are in Carrboro and Cary, which opened last year.
Since opening its first restaurant in Charlotte two decades ago, Hickory Tavern has become the neighborhood restaurant destination for the entire family. Perhaps best known for being named runner up in ESPN’s Best Sports Bar in North America, Hickory Tavern’s unique brand of polished casual features a lively bar atmosphere, upscale menu and 60 big screen TVs and projectors for catching all of your favorite teams and sports.
“With all of the exciting things going on in the area, Holly Springs just made perfect sense for us. When we got the opportunity to take a spot in SouthPark Village, we jumped on it. And the fact that SouthPark Village is bordered by the three busiest roads in Holly Springs, it’s truly is a landmark destination.” said Hickory Tavern CMO Thom Perez. “Our two other Triangle locations have outperformed expectations by such a large margin that we were absolutely compelled to look for more locations in the area. The Holly Springs restaurant is the next of what we expect to be several new Triangle locations.”
The 6,000 square-foot restaurant features a separate restaurant and bar area as well as a patio featuring a stone fireplace with customized sofas available for approximately 80 guests. Hickory Tavern offers a huge selection of beers, with 36 on tap, including several from North Carolina-based breweries.
While known for its sports passion, Hickory Tavern is noticeably different from a traditional sports bar, highlighted by its extensive and diverse menu. In addition to wings, burgers and signature sandwiches, guests will find Seared Ahi Tuna, Oregon Cedar Salmon, Shrimp and Grits, Seafood Bayou and three steak options on the menu. Hickory Tavern is also noted for its kids menu with nine entrées and nine sides options as well as the B.Y.O. Salad, a build-your own salad by choosing the type of leaf base, vegetables, fruit, cheese, crunches and proteins.
For the first month, Hickory Tavern in Holly Springs will be open from 4:00 pm to 2:00 am. After the first month, the restaurant will be open from daily 11:00 am to 2:00 am.
For more information, visit www.TheHickoryTavern.com.
Founded in 1997, the Hickory Tavern brand has grown to include 27 businesses in 16 communities across the southeastern United States. Hickory Tavern is a neighborhood social gathering spot that is centered around a lively bar, serves great food and has a passion for sports and entertainment. The Hickory Tavern goal is to create your craveable experience. To do this Team Members connect with each guest individually to ensure that they deliver the specific experiences that each guests craves. Our guests use us for countless social reasons, occasions and events. Whatever the reason; Hickory Tavern is the perfect venue for Lunch, Happy Hour, Dinner, Late Night, Parties, Events and on Gameday. Hickory Tavern has added 1 new location in 2017 in Columbia, SC. Additional openings are planned across the entire Hickory Tavern footprint for 2017 and beyond. We hope to see you soon and often at Hickory Tavern!