Columbia County will be home to the original Twisted Chicken Cafe.
At least it will be in the fall, according to owner Tom Werner.
Werner already has cleared the lot at the corner of North Belair and Evans to Locks roads and anxiously waited out the rain for the start of construction on the casual sports bar-style restaurant.
"It is patterned after the Wild Wing Cafe in Hilton Head and Hooters, without the girls. It is a sports bar but with more of a family atmosphere," Werner said.
The menu will feature a dozen wing flavors on large wings, he said, and a pork loin sandwich.
The corner of North Belair and Evans to Lock roads will be the site of the Twisted Chicken Cafe.
Photo by Jim Blaylock
"It is excellent. We are trying it out on a lot of people now," Werner said.
The rest of the menu will consist of sandwiches and salads. Television sets will be on for game-watching, and a small bar will provide beer and wine.
The county Planning and Development Services Committee approved a liquor license for the business Monday. Werner admitted he is a little apprehensive about each step along the path to opening.
"I am nervous," Werner said. "But we are looking forward to it. We hope to open by the end of September or the first of October."
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