This week, the 112th location for rapidly growing restaurant chain Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes & Fries will open at 1201 S. Charles Blvd. in Greenville, North Carolina. This will be the company’s first “Hwy 55 Express” – a brand-new concept that ties together quick-service dining with Hwy 55’s trademark service and freshly-made food. The restaurant will also boast longer hours, and it will offer late-night dining when students arrive back on campus.
“We’re excited to debut this concept in Greenville,” said franchisee Al Hardison. “And we think the students will love it.”
Hwy 55, then known as Andy’s Cheesesteaks and Cheeseburgers, first opened in Greenville in the early 1990s. Founder and CEO Kenny Moore sees this new store as a tribute to his restaurant’s long history with the city.
“Greenville has always been like a second home to us,” Moore said. “We know that our brand-new Express will be a great fit there.”
In keeping with Hwy 55’s continued mission to give back to the communities it enters, the restaurant chain’s charitable organization, The Andy’s Foundation, will give $1,000 to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Pitt County. The check presentation is scheduled for the restaurant’s grand opening.
Hwy 55 is a 50s-style diner that was founded in Goldsboro, North Carolina in 1991. Widely known in the state for its hamburgers, frozen custard, and service that exceeds expectations, the chain won BurgerBusiness.com’s “Best Burger” in 2012. Locations can be found in North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Florida, Ohio, South Carolina, and Virginia. In 2014, the first international locations opened in the United Arab Emirates and Canada. Dozens more national and international locations are planned.
Moore and Hardison are available for on or off-camera interviews to talk about Hwy 55’s brand-new concept. Contact Hwy 55 Director of Communications Andy Moore at (919) 635-0902, ext. 125 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.