Rise Biscuits & Donuts, Durham, North Carolina’s award-winning concept featuring both sweet and savory breakfast and lunch options, announced the impending opening of its first Wilmington, North Carolina location at Landfall Shopping Center, 1319 Military Cutoff Road. Rise has seven locations in the Raleigh-Durham market, with signed agreements for 21 more franchises in North Carolina, Florida, and Texas. The Wilmington location is scheduled for a late summer 2016 opening.

“We are excited to bring chef-driven biscuits and fun donuts to Wilmington,” says Rise Biscuits & Donuts founder Tom Ferguson. “When looking at where to take Rise next, Wilmington was among our first targets. We love our Military Cutoff location and look forward to serving the entire town and coastal communities.”

Rise Biscuits & Donuts has been a phenomenon in the Triangle since the first Durham store opened in 2012, drawing huge crowds and netting multiple local and national awards and a TV appearance on Food Network’s Donut Showdown. Rise serves unique biscuit sandwiches featuring everyday favorite fillings like country ham, fried chicken, and sausage topped with cheeses, spreads, and eggs (runny, if you like) as well as monthly specialty biscuits such as Braised Lamb Biscuit with Cucumber Dill Sauce and Sirloin Burger Biscuit with French Onion Sauce & Gruyere Cheese. Donuts share equal billing and are divided into old school, new school and “our school” categories, boasting unique flavors like the Maple Bacon Bar, S’More, Cheerwine Icing, and the Salty Cap’n (topped with your favorite crunchy cereal). Rise is open 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily.

The Wilmington store will be located next to Terrazzo Trattoria in the Landfall Shipping Center, which also includes Lovey’s Market, Food Lion, and Haverty’s. The 1,700-square-foot restaurant will include a patio with outdoor seating and promises a culinary experience like no other.

Rise Biscuits & Donuts has partnered with Fransmart, the franchise development company behind the explosive growth of companies like Five Guys and Qdoba Mexican Grill, as an exclusive development partner.

The brand currently has North Carolina stores open in Raleigh (two), Durham (two), Morrisville, and Carrboro, and will be opening a third Raleigh location in May as well as its first Charlotte store in July.

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