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Strictly Business: Rise Biscuits Donuts opens Oct. 6 in Fayetteville

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Yet another biscuit place will be buttering up the town.
Rise Biscuits Donuts serves Southern buttermilk biscuits, fried chicken and donuts on a daily basis until 2 o'clock in the afternoon.
The company, based in Canton, Massachusetts, has announced that Thursday, it will be opening the 10th location in the state in Fayetteville in the All American Plaza on Walter Reed Road. That spot is between Jimmy John's and Tropical Smoothie Cafe, at 1391 Walter Reed Road, Suite 102.
This will mark the first location for the Durham-based company in Fayetteville, and 17th overall. Another 100 franchise locations are under contract, according to the company.
"For those who can't wait until the grand opening, Rise Fayetteville is offering its social media followers the opportunity to try free biscuits and donuts in a special preview event at the store," a news release said. "Simply like and follow Rise Fayetteville on Facebook and Instagram for announcements on how to enter."
Earlier this month, the Greensboro-headquartered Biscuitville announced that it will be rolling into the Fayetteville market with four restaurants.
Biscuitville plans to open the first two by the middle part of 2019. The initial site will be built by late spring in Spout Springs, at the intersection of N.C. 24 and N.C. 87, the company said. By mid-summer, the second restaurant will open on Grove Street, near the downtown district.
As described in the Rise Biscuits Donuts release, its restaurants offer a quick-serve concept that features counter ordering and indoor seating in its 1,667 square foot stores with outdoor patio dining and ample parking in the complex. Rise Fayetteville also offers online express ordering for same-day pick up and catering for off-site events, parties and business meetings.
The Fayetteville store will open at 7 a.m., just in time for the mainstream breakfast crowd en route to work.
Their biscuits, billed as being made from scratch every half hour, are filled with such ingredients as bacon, country sausage, chicken and fried green tomatoes. The doughnut menu includes apple fritters, cinnamon biscuit rolls and the maple bacon doughnut.
Tom Ferguson established the company in Durham in 2012.
Dunkin' Donuts is expanding once again in Fayetteville, while shortening its name nationwide.
The company, which dates to 1950, is moving forward with the decision to drop "Donuts" from its moniker and simply go with "Dunkin'."
A new store is being built and will open at 3500 Bragg Boulevard, across from the McDonald's at the intersection of the boulevard and Sycamore Dairy Road.
"We're aiming for March. We're still just starting," said 64-year-old Ken Baer, the operating partner and one of the two majority owners.
Dunkin' will operate from a 5,000-square-foot building that formerly housed a Trade It store and, years before that, a Tracks record shop. "We're going to remodel it," he said.
The new Dunkin' will increase Baer and business partner Pat Corso's number of locations to five in the city and Fort Bragg. Late last year, the businessmen opened a store on Ramsey Street in north Fayetteville.
Corso is executive director of Moore County Partners in Progress and the former president and CEO of Pinehurst Resort. Between the two majority owners, they operate an overall eight Dunkin' stores in the area through Pinehurst Donuts LLC and Fayetteville Donuts LLC.
Their first one opened on Raeford Road in March 2012.
"We've had a tremendous response to our business," Baer said. "I think it's a product that has the ability to provide a certain number of stores, and I think we're well within that number, I guess. We've got a development agreement with Dunkin' to do a couple more. We're looking all throughout the five-county region that surrounds Fort Bragg."
See something sprouting up around town, have tips, questions or comments for Strictly Business? Contact staff writer Michael Futch at or 910-486-3529.


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