Fairlawn is about to get a brand new restaurant, the Archdale, NC-based Cook-Out Restaurant. This will only be the fourth Cook-Out in Virginia; the others are in Richmond (2) and Colonial Heights.
Cook-Out offers a simple menu that includes freshly made, char-grilled hamburgers, chicken sandwiches, hot dogs, pork barbecue and chicken strips. Sides include hushpuppies, fries, and onion rings. I’m told Cook-Out is known best for its burgers and milkshakes. They serve more than 40 different flavors of milkshakes, including banana fudge, cherry cobbler, blueberry cheesecake and all of the traditional favorites. And, as you can see from this drive-through sign, they have Coke and Cheerwine floats.
The business does not have its own website (a spokeswoman tells me they’re working on that), but the entire menu is posted here.
The spokeswoman confirmed the new location but said it probably will not open for 3 or 4 months. She said she did not know exactly where the restaurant will be located. Rumors are already flying on the Internet, of course. On the Facebook page “It’s FAIRLAWN, VA not Radford!!” users were saying they’d heard an old Golden Corral would be torn down to make room for the Cook-Out. So far, I have been unable to confirm that, but I’ll let you know ASAP.