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Wilmington, NC-area franchisees open second Eggs Up Grill location

December 2, 2022
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SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Eggs Up Grill, a rapidly growing breakfast, brunch and lunch concept began serving the most important meal of the day at 6 a.m. today in Southport, N.C., at 5011 Southport Crossing Way in the Southport Crossings Shopping Center. The restaurant is the second location for franchise partners Brandon and Jennifer Padilla, who own a location in Shallotte. Padilla’s brother Jason is also a partner in the business. James Cannon will act as area manager.

“Through our Shallotte restaurant, we have had the opportunity to get to know and serve the members of the community, and also realize a passion of mine - helping grow and develop a team and seeing their successes come to life,” says Brandon Padilla. “Our continued growth with Eggs Up Grill will allow us even more opportunity to make an impact, while offering Southport the best breakfast, brunch and lunch spot in town.”

The Padillas are targeting Wilmington for a future location.

With indoor seating for 124, plus an outdoor patio for 30, the 3,400 square-foot restaurant is designed to make guests feel at home in a light, bright and cheery atmosphere.  A lounge area will be available for area students and travelers who wish to enjoy a coffee or breakfast sandwich, along with complimentary Wifi. There will also be a 10-seater Parsons table for larger groups or community seating. The Southport restaurant will serve guests seven days a week from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m., with dine-in, online ordering, takeout, catering and delivery options available.

Eggs Up Grill caters events big or small, with a menu featuring breakfast favorites like eggs, grits, home fries, biscuits and gravy and muffins. Salads and sandwiches are available for catered lunch.

With locations across the Carolinas, Georgia, Florida, Virginia, Tennessee, Alabama, and soon entering Texas, Eggs Up Grill offers seasonal items and its full menu for dine-in or order online for takeout or delivery. Menu categories include omelets and benedicts prepared with fresh, hand-cracked eggs, pancakes, waffles and breakfast sandwiches and a selection of mimosas. Lunch choices include juicy burgers, tasty sandwiches, melts, salads and bowls. The menu also offers gluten-friendly options and a kids’ menu. The full menu is available open to close. All locations are individually owned and operated by a local member of the community.

The Southport restaurant is actively hiring. Those interested can apply at The restaurant plans to partner with various community organizations such as the Rotary, Moose Lodge, and Lions Club. For more information, follow @eugsouthport on Instagram and Facebook.

 About Eggs Up Grill:

Eggs Up Grill is home to the whole neighborhood and has been serving smiles from sunup through lunch for 25 years. The aromas of freshly brewed coffee, savory bacon and hand-cracked, farm-fresh eggs and juicy burgers on the griddle, and warm, attentive team members will make you feel right at home. We are “neighbors serving neighbors” daily from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ranked as the No. 1 breakfast franchise by Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500® two years in a row, Eggs Up Grill is experiencing record growth across the Southeast. Founded in Pawleys Island, S.C., Eggs Up Grill now has 58 locations open, with a region-wide presence of 150 Eggs Up Grills open, under development or committed to open by local franchise partners. For more information, visit