Hwy 55 Set to Touch Down in Hokie Nation; Fresh, All-American Diner Readies for Blacksburg Debut



Hwy 55 Set to Touch Down in Hokie Nation; Fresh, All-American Diner Readies for Blacksburg Debut

Hwy 55 Set to Touch Down in Hokie Nation; Fresh, All-American Diner Readies for Blacksburg DebutHokie Nation Rejoice! Blacksburg’s and Virginia Tech’s next favorite burger joint is just around the corner.

On Monday, Nov. 16, Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes & Fries will open its doors to customers at the University Mall Shopping Center, 775 University City Blvd. This is the second Hwy 55 in the state of Virginia, and the first in Blacksburg.

“People flock to the VA Tech area from all over the country – all over the world,” said Don Downard, HWY 55 Blacksburg franchise owner. “But wherever they’re from, on Nov. 16, they’ll have a new place that feels like home. I was blown away by Hwy 55’s friendly, open-grill atmosphere and dedication to authentic hospitality, and we’re sure that Blacksburg will agree.”

Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes & Fries boasts a fresh, All-American diner experience with fresh, never-frozen burgers, premium sliced cheesesteaks piled high on steamed hoagies, and frozen custard made in-house every day. With its open-grill design, the kitchen’s dedication and care when hand-crafting meals is front and center.

“Blacksburg and Hwy 55 are a birds of a feather,” said Hwy 55 president and founder Kenney Moore. “A vibrant community that celebrates a rich tradition, even as it prepares its student body for the future, pairs perfectly with Hwy 55’s focus on retro values and always-fresh take on classics.”

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 and franchise owners Don and Lynda Donward, will give $2,000 to Micah’s Backpack, a Blacksburg non-profit organization that addresses children’s hunger issues by partnering with local schools to provide direct assistance to students and families who qualify for the free lunch program. The Hwy 55 donation will enable Micah’s Backpack to feed approximately 260 children for two weekends.

Hwy 55 Set to Touch Down in Hokie Nation; Fresh, All-American Diner Readies for Blacksburg DebutHwy 55, a retro-themed diner that features fresh, never-frozen hand-pattied burgers, house-made frozen custard, and other classic favorites in a unique open-kitchen setting, was founded in Goldsboro, North Carolina in 1991. Hwy 55 reflects founder Kenney Moore’s commitment to authentic hospitality and fresh food. Widely known in the state for its fresh food and service that exceeds expectations, the chain won BurgerBusiness.com’s “Best Burger” in 2012. It also was recently named a top 500 franchise in the United States by Entrepreneur magazine and a “Next 20” restaurant brand by Nation’s Restaurant News. HWY 55 currently has 121 locations in 10 states, Denmark and the United Arab Emirates. Like HWY 55 on at https://www.facebook.com/Hwy55burgers or follow us at https://twitter.com/hwy55burgers.  For more information, visit https://www.hwy55.com.