October 23, 2008 // Franchising.com // Fort Mill, SC, The Mississippi-based Sweet Peppers Deli Franchise opened its first Carolina location on October 23rd. The flagship restaurant is located in Baxter Village in Fort Mill, South Carolina. A menu of signature sandwiches, panini (Italian pressed sandwiches), monster potatoes, salads, soups and wraps are featured in this award winning restaurant concept.
The week has been filled with multiple "Friends and Family" events as the restaurant introduced its menu to the citizens of Baxter Village and beyond. Tabitha Poteat, Christopher Borders and Maria Penland, all former big box executives, are the franchisees opening the new Carolina locations. On the evening of October 22nd an invitation only event was held where 100% of the proceeds were donated to the Red Fez Shrine Club.
"When we chose Baxter Village as our first location we did this because York County is a great place to live and work with wonderful community support," stated Tabitha Poteat, President of Peppers Delta East, Inc. "We are excited to offer York County a restaurant that focuses on customer service and quality food at reasonable prices!"
The 3,500 square foot restaurant includes an atmosphere featuring bright colors, patio dining, free wireless internet, wide screen TVs, neon signs and an airy layout. Additional locations are planned for Mecklenburg and Cabarrus counties in North Carolina. The Baxter Village location hours of operation will be Sunday – Thursday 11AM – 10PM and Friday & Saturday 11AM – 11PM. Catering services are available immediately however a 24 hour advance notice is requested.
John Bean, one of the owners of Sweet Peppers Franchise Systems, stated at the opening, "We consider it a compliment when franchises choose to take the Sweet Peppers Deli concept to new areas. We expect Tabitha and her associates will be successful not only in the Baxter Village location but also in their future restaurants they have planned in the Carolinas." Sweet Peppers Deli currently operates 15 locations through the Southeast with 28 more locations under development. To view Sweet Peppers Deli menu or for more information visit their website at: www.sweetpeppersdeli.com.