Royal Farms is Coming Soon to Currituck County
by Think Currituck, on 1/26/22 2:20 PM
Running on empty? This NEW-to-North Carolina convenience store is on its way to help you fuel-up...in more ways than one
The place famous for full gas tanks and full buckets of chicken is making its way to North Carolina. That’s right! Currituck County is welcoming Royal Farms, the Baltimore-based convenience store, into our state for the first time.
Since 1959, the quick & friendly stores have been known for serving up “fast and fresh” hot foods (like fried chicken, subs, and burgers), pumping out all sorts of
automotive fuel (gas, diesel, and electric charging stations), and providing the typical grab ’n’ go items—24 hours a day.
Royal Farms currently operates 247 locations, and up until this point, North Carolinians could only enjoy them on road trips through states like Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia. But, soon enough, there’ll be one just down the street!
The first ever North Carolina location will occupy a 5.3 acre lot at the corner of Walnut Island Boulevard and Caratoke Highway in Grandy. Most recently, this property featured a gift shop, called Nuts & Buds, which is moving to a larger building further up the road (per the company’s Facebook).
Compared to other Royal Farms locations, this site is quite large—big enough to accommodate nearly 70 parking spaces and 8 gas pumps.
Currituck County, along with the Grandy community, is greeting Royal Farms with
"We certainly appreciate Royal Farms' commitment to Currituck county and the value they see in bringing their first Royal Farms site ever into North Carolina," said Currituck County Economic Development Director Larry Lombardi. "In addition, what’s not to like about their World-Famous Royal Farms Chicken?”
Among other things, the county is happy to hear that this new Royal Farms location
will add 35-40 jobs to the community, once it’s up and running.
As to when we can expect this exciting new shop to open it’s doors, the original
county approval documents planned for a January start date. However,
construction projects, like this one, typically come with fluid and flexible time
Exact dates aside, it won’t be long before the Tar Heel State get its first
taste of Royal Farms.