When heading down 54 towards the UNC campus from I-40 drivers and passengers will notice the East 54 development on the left hand side of the road. There are townhomes, apartments, restaurants and a large parking deck between 54 and the UNC Finley Golf Course. The first restaurant, beside the Walgreens, was once a Piola and is now The Egg and I. The building had been sitting vacant for months until November 2014.
Upon doing some research I found out that The Egg and I is actually a franchise that has locations throughout the United States. The website states that The Egg and I in Chapel Hill will be open on December 8th, 2014. The address and contact information is as follows:
1101 Environ Way
Corner of Raleigh Road and Environ Way
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday: 6am – 2pm
Saturday – Sunday: 7am – 2:30pm
It is interesting that this restaurant will only be open until 2:00 pm during the week and 2:30 pm on the weekends. This will not be the first breakfast type restaurant that is only open until the early afternoon in Chapel Hill. Sunrise Biscuits has been a popular Chapel Hill breakfast and lunch eatery for quite some time. In fact, Sunrise does very well even though it is open only until 2:30 pm all seven days of the week.
The Egg and I Restaurant Details
Below are the details located on The Egg and I website:
- Senior Discount 10% on food items
Military Discount 10% on food items
Free Meeting Room Available – HD LCD TV,
Accommodates up to 35 guests
Kids’ Menu Available
Patio Dining Available
The free meeting room is going to be very popular with students and faculty in Chapel Hill. I would imagine the now hiring tab will come down shortly after the restaurant is open for business. One would think they will have a student discount because the location is about one mile from the UNC Chapel Hill campus.
After this location opens in December 2014 I will be sure to provide an honest review. If you have eaten at an Egg and I location please feel free to leave a review in the comments below. I will be more than happy to publish your review for those that are thinking about eating at this brand new restaurant in Chapel Hill. If The Egg and I interests you you may want to check out these reviews as well:
If you are a UNC student or just a visitor to Chapel Hill this resource will be helpful to help you find things to do and places to eat: North Carolina Triangle Reviews.
More About The Egg and I
The Egg and I was started in Fort Collins, Colorado and is expanding throughout the entire United States. There are currently locations in
- New Mexico
- North Carolina
It looks as if the closest open location is in Midlothian, Virginia which is just outside of Richmond. The Chapel Hill location will be the first in North Carolina. This concept seems to be very popular for a college town. There are also locations in Columbus and Valdosta, Georgia but that would be over six or seven hours from Chapel Hill or the Triangle of North Carolina. Below is a photo of the number of locations per state: