10 biscuitvilleCumberland County’s newest Biscuitville fast-food restaurant is all dressed up and ready for opening day in Hope Mills.

The only question is exactly when that will be.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the opening date for the restaurant at the intersection of Hope Mills Road and George Owen Road is generically scheduled for summer, but officials at the business’s restaurant support center in Greensboro can’t offer any more specific information on the opening than that.

Alon Vanterpool is the marketing manager for Biscuitville, which is primarily a North Carolina business with locations largely located in the Triad area of Winston-Salem, Greensboro and High Point, along with some in Virginia.

Vanterpool said Biscuitville has expanded into the Triangle area of Raleigh and Durham and is also growing in Fayetteville as the addition of the Hope Mills restaurant indicates.

Construction of the Hope Mills location was well underway when concerns about the pandemic reaching the United States started to grow.

Vanterpool said Biscuitville officials quickly realized plans for moving forward with the opening of the restaurant would be heavily influenced by following state guidelines put in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Biscuitville does have other restaurants already open in the Fayetteville area that are currently serving drive-through customers only.

The first step to get the new Hope Mills location up and running will be completing the hiring of a manager for the store along with the staff.

Vanterpool said Biscuitville typically begins the search for the top staff positions about six months before opening then hires the members of the restaurant crew four to six weeks before opening.

As of mid-May, the Hope Mills location is still looking for a manager/operator, with plans to hire approximately 40 people to work on the restaurant crew.
Vanterpool said open positions on the restaurant crew can be found at www.biscuitville.com/careers.

She isn’t sure what the status of filling any of the crew positions is at this time, but she knows the hiring of crew members was on Biscuitville’s radar before the pandemic struck.

“As soon as we get the go-ahead, we’ll be going full speed ahead,’’ Vanterpool said.

Visit the company’s website at www.biscuitville.com for any general questions about Biscuitville or the new Hope Mills location.

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