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Eggs Up Grill Opens in Blacksburg, Va.

December 4, 2023
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SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Eggs Up Grill, a rapidly expanding breakfast, brunch and lunch concept, opened its first restaurant in Blacksburg, Va. on Monday, Dec. 4. Located at 1340 South Main St. in the Gables Shopping Center, the restaurant is owned by husband-and-wife team Darren and Samantha Gilreath, who also own Joe’s Trees. The couple kicked off the grand opening by giving the first 20 people free breakfast for a year. The giveaway will be good for one meal each month in the first year!  They will also donate a portion of the day’s proceeds to the Newport Masonic Lodge 261. The youngest guests will get a chance to eat breakfast and see Santa during opening weekend on Dec. 9.

The Gilreaths recently moved to the area after lengthy careers in the railroad industry. Darren is  the third generation to run the Christmas tree farm his family founded in 1962. Samantha was a local teacher and recently retired to focus on Eggs Up Grill. She says they always had a lifelong dream to own a restaurant and discovered Eggs Up Grill when visiting a cousin who owns a franchise in North Carolina.

“Right away, we loved the atmosphere and food at Eggs Up Grill and felt it was so inviting and down to Earth,” said Samantha Gilreath. “Come Monday, Blacksburg will finally have a breakfast spot where you can spend time with friends and family who are visiting, or just locals who want to gather over the best breakfast, brunch and lunch in town.”

With indoor seating for 114, the 3,250 square-foot restaurant is designed to make guests feel at home in a light, bright and cheery atmosphere. The Blacksburg 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 serves its full menu open to close. Signature menu items include the founder’s recipe corned beef hash with potatoes, onions and special spices, as well as made-to-order omelets, buttery, grilled blueberry muffins, classic breakfast dishes and lunch selections including burgers, melts, salads and more. 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 and sandwiches are available for catered lunch.

With locations across the Carolinas, Georgia, Florida, Virginia, Tennessee, Alabama, Texas, and soon entering Mississippi and Ohio, Eggs Up Grill offers a unique experience for guests and franchise partners alike. Its great-tasting food and drinks, uniquely friendly service and everyday affordability make Eggs Up Grill a number-one choice for guests.

The Blacksburg restaurant is currently hiring. Those interested can apply online at For more information, follow @Eggs Up Grill-Blacksburg on Facebook and @EUGBlacksburg on Instagram.