The long-awaited confirmation that a Cook-Out restaurant is coming to Roanoke appears to have come this morning in the form of a building permit filed with the city of Roanoke.
The permit is for construction at 1423 Hershberger Road NW, which is the block between Eden Drive and Bean Street (roughly, across the street from Taco Bell near K-Mart and McDonald’s). It states that it is for a “new 3800 sq ft fast-food ‘sit down’ restaurant with drive – thru service” and estimates the cost of the work at $569,000. The permit is currently under review.
I put in a call to Cook-Out corporate headquarters and the spokesperson there said they don’t have any specific opening date available at the moment. I’ve made another call and will update this blog entry with any new information I receive.
Cook-Out is a family-owned restaurant chain based in North Carolina, with restaurants in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. It has recently been expanding into Southwest Virginia — locations opened in Blacksburg and Fairlawn within the past year.