Although the burger business is down for McDonald’s and other fast-food restaurants, the fast-casual burger biz is continuing to grow. Take Greenville’s Grill Marks chain for example.
With one location in downtown Greenville and one in Columbia, the owner of Larkin’s Restaurants and Grill Marks is taking the burger concept to Haywood Mall, said Bob Munnich, chief operating officer for both brands.
The Grill Marks brand, which combines burgers, shakes and a bar, was launched across from Greenville City Hall and later taken to Columbia.
The third location is scheduled to open at Haywood Mall in the summer of 2017. It will have inside and outside dining, the company said in a press release.
“We’ve been scouting a third location for quite some time,” Munnich said. “At the end of the day, it came down to bringing the concept back to Greenville, where our Grill Marks brand was born.”
Larkin’s Restaurants includes Larkin’s on the River next to the Peace Center and two other restaurants that use the same name in western North Carolina.
The company also operates the Sawmill event space in the North Main area.