Local entrepreneurs partner to open popular breakfast spot in Ghent
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. this morning in the Ghent area of Norfolk. The restaurant, known for its great-tasting, freshly prepared meals, friendly service, and inviting atmosphere, is located at The Center Shops, 738 W. 22nd Street. This is the first Eggs Up Grill for Franchise Partners Michael Said and Steve McCue.
“What attracted me and Steve to Eggs Up Grill is how family-oriented it is. It’s a place family can gather and enjoy breakfast classics,” said Said. “The hours of operation are also very appealing, and the brand is all about the community and that’s important to us.”
Born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y., Said grew up working in locally owned delicatessens. He relocated to Norfolk with his family in 1998 and purchased a Meineke Car Care franchise. Said eventually returned to the restaurant industry and is a co-owner of three-area Brickhouse Tavern restaurants.
McCue grew up in a military family and spent his childhood living overseas, moving to Norfolk with his family in 1984. He was in the Airforce for seven years, and also worked as a public accountant. McCue previously owned four area Meineke Car Care franchises. Said and McCue met each other during their time at Meineke. The duo also own Williamsburg Automotive together.
With seating for 80, plus an outdoor patio for dining for up to 34, the 2,347 square-foot restaurant is designed to make guests feel at home in a light, bright and cheery atmosphere. Whether dining at the counter feeling the energy from the kitchen, at a table shared with neighbors and friends, outside on the patio or in a cozy booth, guests can choose seating options to suit the perfect occasion or mood. The walls feature artwork specifically designed for Eggs Up Grill that pays homage to its namesake, the Egg.
The Norfolk restaurant serves guests seven days a week from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. with dine-in, online ordering, takeout, catering, and delivery options available. A convenient to-go station will allow for easy pick-up for online orders and third-party delivery.
Eggs Up Grill also caters events big or small, with a menu featuring breakfast favorites like eggs, grits, home fries, biscuits and gravy and muffins. Salads, sandwiches and wraps are available for catered lunch.
“We couldn’t be more excited to have local businessmen Mike Said and Steve McCue leading the way in Norfolk,” says Ricky Richardson, chief executive officer of Eggs Up Grill. “Eggs Up Grill is proud to be a part of the up-and-coming Ghent community, serving our neighbors from sunup to lunch. “
The Ghent restaurant will employ a total of 34 team members and is actively hiring. Those interested can apply at eggsupgrill.com or visit the restaurant and ask for the manager on duty. For more information on the restaurant, follow @eugghent on Instagram and Facebook.
With locations across Georgia, Florida, the Carolinas and Virginia, 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, as well as classic breakfast entrees. Lunch choices included juicy burgers, tasty sandwiches, wraps and salads. The menu also offers gluten-friendly options and a kids’ menu. The full menu is available open to close, from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Family Bundle meals are offered for takeout and delivery, providing an easy option to feed four people starting at $25. All locations are individually owned and operated by a local member of the community, providing great-tasting, freshly prepared breakfast, brunch and lunch options.
About Eggs Up Grill:
Eggs Up Grill is home to the whole neighborhood, serving smiles from sunup through lunch. The aromas of freshly brewed coffee, savory bacon and hand-cracked, farm-fresh egg 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. Recently ranked as the no. 1 breakfast franchise by Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500®, Eggs Up Grill is experiencing record growth across the Southeast. Originally founded in Pawleys Island, S.C., Eggs Up Grill now has 52 locations with plans underway to reach the 100-restaurant mark by 2023. For more information, visit eggsupgrill.com.