Those delays range from having to revamp and resubmit building plans to adhere to city building codes to getting financing.
But despite the headaches, franchisee Stan Seymour makes this promise: “We’ll be there.”
Seymour, who owns five other chicken and biscuit restaurants in the area, set out in 2010 to build a new restaurant on a wooded site at the corner of U.S. 220 and Old Rocky Mount Road. The plans got put on hold. Seymour renewed his quest 2012.
Earlier this month he applied for a building permit to begin work. That permit is being reviewed by the city’s department of building, planning and development. When it gets the okay, Seymour expects construction to start.
The new restaurant will be 3,500 square feet and should open 150 days after construction begins. Seymour has said it will cost $1.8 million to build the restaurant.