ALBEMARLE — On Sept. 28, a new Biscuitville Fresh Southern restaurant opened in Albemarle, and the company decided to donate $10,000 to local charity Homes of Hope, Inc. during the grand opening.
Homes of Hope, Inc. is an Albemarle-based nonprofit that provides transitional housing to those experiencing homelessness or housing insecurity, helping them get back on their feet.
“Biscuitville of Albemarle has chosen us to partner with to provide support for our neighbors without homes!!” said Homes of Hope, Inc. on their Facebook page. “Go by today for the grand opening and sign up to win FREE BREAKFAST for a year!!”
At the conclusion of the grand-opening event, Biscuitville presented the check to Homes of Hope, Inc.
“We are honored to serve the Albemarle community, and to give back to such a meaningful organization is a great way to show our appreciation for being a part of the area,” said Biscuitville president and CEO Kathie Niven. “We are excited to be here and are thankful for the opportunity to serve our Albemarle guests with our fresh, locally-sourced Southern breakfast.”
After the ribbon-cutting, the new location began serving the public, who showed up in large numbers to be among the first to enjoy Biscuitville’s popular Southern-styled breakfast offerings. Over the first day, the Albemarle store served 1,933 biscuits to guests.
“We look forward to continuously serve and grow with this community, especially after the overwhelming support we received from our new guests at our grand opening,” Niven said of their reception by Stanly locals.
Biscuitville says they are proud to make their biscuits fresh every 15 minutes, and they have a large biscuit window that allows guests to watch this process.
The company is headquartered in Greensboro, just an hour drive to the northeast from Stanly. Biscuitville is family owned and started in 1966 in Burlington. Now the chain has expanded to 66 restaurants, including the latest one in Stanly County, and has 1,900 employees.
Homes of Hope Inc.’s mission statement is “To reduce homelessness in Stanly County through transitional housing, emergency housing, case management, resource connections, and skill acquisition that will enable individuals and families in need to gain independence and become successful community members.”
The organization has a constant need for items like food, clothing, furniture and toiletries for those at their Community Inn, as well as a need for volunteers to help run operations. Visit homesofhopestanly.org to learn more.