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Fifth Eggs Up Grill in the Raleigh, NC Market Now Open

May 15, 2023
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Local couple bring franchise to Apex, NC

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 Apex, N.C. Located at 1421 Kelly Road in the Publix Pointe Shopping Center, the restaurant is the first for Franchise Partners Chris and Krystal Nichols. This is the fifth Eggs Up Grill restaurant to open in the Raleigh market.

The Nichols have been residents in the area for more than 25 years. Chris Nichols has been a product development engineer and manager since graduating from NC State University in 2008. Krystal Nichols, an alumnus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, was an intensive care unit nurse and served as a travel nurse during the COVID-19 pandemic. She also spent 15 years working in the restaurant industry. The couple had a remarkable first impression at Eggs Up Grill when they were actively looking to open a food franchise.

“It’s hard to find a restaurant where the quality of food matches what you would make at home for your friends and family, and where everyone is smiling and happy to see you,” said Krystal Nichols. “We are very excited to service the Apex community the best breakfast, brunch and lunch in town.”

With indoor seating for 111 and outdoor dining for 16, the 2,800 square-foot restaurant is designed to make guests feel at home in a light, bright and cheerful atmosphere. The Apex restaurant serves guests seven days a week from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m., with dine-in, online ordering, takeout 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 and Mississippi, 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 single daypart operation, appealing investment economics and top-quality franchisor support are highly attractive to franchisees.

The Apex restaurant is actively hiring. Those interested can apply online at For more information, follow @EUGApex on Facebook and Instagram.

 About Eggs Up Grill:

Eggs Up Grill is home to the whole neighborhood and has been serving smiles for more than 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® three years in a row, Eggs Up Grill is experiencing record growth. Founded in Pawleys Island, S.C., Eggs Up Grill now has 65 locations open, with a region-wide presence of 170 Eggs Up Grills open, under development or committed to open by local franchise partners. For more information, visit