The owner of a new Chinese restaurant in Evans recently opened after settling a lawsuit regarding the building's design.
Egg Roll Express West opened in January at 301 N. Belair Road, next to Rhinehart's Oyster Bar.
In September, Zaxby's Franchising Inc. filed a lawsuit claiming the Chinese restaurant had design concepts too similar to its own.
The matter was settled by both parties on Nov. 3 for an undisclosed amount, according to an e-mail from Zaxby's Risk Management Director Debbie Andrews.
Now that the restaurant is open, diners can choose from a variety of entrees.
Among the 70 items listed on the menu are chicken wings, soup, lo mein noodles, fried rice, chow mein, egg foo young and egg rolls. Many of the meals are priced between $6.50 and $7.95.
"She's got all natural ingredients in her food, and she's done well," said Mark Hopper, who spoke on behalf of owner Mai Qui Tran.
"She does try to keep things on the fresh side. She does everything by hand and cooks all of her food here."
Hopper didn't want to discuss details of the lawsuit other than to say it was settled.
Customers can either dine in or take out.
Egg Roll Express West isn't a fast-food establishment, Hopper said, and about eight employees work inside the 2,000 square-foot restaurant.
Tran also owns an Egg Roll Express restaurant at 1642 Gordon Highway in Augusta, but Hopper said Tran is unsure if she will keep both locations open.
The restaurant is open from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m. Friday through Saturday and from 11:30 a.m. until 9:30 p.m. on Sundays. A lunch special is served from 11 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.
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