Cook Out coming to Walterboro | News | The Press and Standard
by The Press and Standard | January 12, 2017 5:00 am
Last Updated: January 11, 2017 at 12:13 pm
A new Cook Out Restaurant is making plans to come to Walterboro.
The company submitted site and plans to the City of Walterboro in late December; however, building plans have not yet been received, said City Manager Jeff Molinari.
“In talking with the engineer for Cookout, he seemed to think that construction would likely begin within the next six months and that the construction period would be between 90-120 days,” Molinari said. That schedule would put the opening sometime this summer.
The restaurant will be located at 1395 Bells Highway, a site currently occupied by storage buildings between Arby’s and the gas stations.
The restaurant specializes in fresh, never frozen, hamburgers, chicken sandwiches, barbecue and hot dogs with traditional side dishes, along with more than 40 kinds of milkshakes.
Cook Out is an American privately-owned fast food restaurant chain in Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Mississippi and Maryland.
Founded in Greensboro, N.C. in 1989, the chain has since expanded and now has drive-thru restaurants in over one hundred cities with over 200 locations. Most locations consist of double drive-throughs with outdoor seating, while many newer locations also offer traditional indoor seating.
The company opened its first out-of-state store in Spartanburg on July 30, 2010. Cook Out opened in Clemson and Orangeburg in 2010.
Want to try it? The closest of the 31 S.C. locations listed on their website are: 2036 Savannah Hwy., Charleston; 8970 University Blvd., North Charleston; 725 John C. Calhoun Dr., Orangeburg; or 703 N. Main St., Summerville.