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GOOD EATS: Tudor's Biscuit World moves U.S. 60 location

Jan. 06, 2010 @ 08:32 PM

BARBOURSVILLE -- Originally founded in Charleston by the late Bill and Mae Tudor, Tudor's Biscuit World is a genuine West Virginia success story.

Today, the breakfast-themed restaurant is now a chain of more than 60 restaurants spread all over the Mountain State as well as parts of Ohio and Kentucky.

The chain still wears its mom-and-pop roots on its sleeve, keeping a colorful collection of menu items named for family members, employees and regular customers from the original location.

One of the oldest Tudor's franchises is in Barboursville along U.S. 60. The familiar green barn-shaped building near the pink elephant has been serving breakfast to the community for 28 years, but it is in the process of moving to a new location down the street across from the new Walgreens and next to Hooters.

"Our new location will offer easier access to customers as we'll be able to have additional parking in the front and in the back," franchise owner Dwayne Gue said. "It's going to be a more modern, more up to date place with wireless Internet and a larger dining area. We are also going to be adding a digital menu board, new registers and some headsets to our drive-thru window. We are also going to be expanding the hours at the new location to 7 p.m. The current store is only open until 2 p.m."

The chain remains best known for its full breakfast menu, which is served all day long. The biscuit sandwiches have colorful names, including a few for local sports mascots, such Marshall's own Thundering Herd. The Herd biscuit, which sells for $3.19, features sausage, egg, cheese and a fried potato. Another popular biscuit is the Mr. T, which has fried beef and melted cheese for $2.79. There are also an assortment of platter breakfasts, such as the Country Breakfast, which features two eggs, a choice of apples or potatoes, a choice of bacon or sausage and a buttermilk biscuit for $4.49. There also are combo meals with a breakfast biscuit, hash brown and cup of coffee, most of which sell for around $4.39

"While we were founded as a breakfast chain, we have a fantastic lunch menu," Gue said. The chain offers a wide assortment of lunch items, which are served each day starting at 11 a.m. A variety of sandwiches are available, including a one-third-pound hamburger for $2.99. A club sandwich is available for $4.89. There also is a different lunch plate special each day that sells for $6.19. These specials include baked steak on Wednesdays and meatloaf on Thursdays.

"We are hoping to have the new location open later in the month," Gue said. "Every time we set a date, it seems like something happens. We don't want to state solid date just yet, as we may be held up by weather or some other complications," Gue said. "We might be closing the old location a day or so before the new place opens. We don't want to be closed any longer than that for the transition."

Tudor's Biscuit World's new location will be at 6423 U.S. 60 E. Barboursville. It will be open 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sundays. Cash and all major credit/debit cards will be accepted, no checks.

For carryout orders and catering information, call 304-302-3663. For a full menu, visit the chain Web site at www.tudorsbiscuitworld.com.

If you go

WHERE: Tudor's Biscuit World

WHAT: breakfast. hot dogs. burgers

ADDRESS: 6423 U.S. 60 East, Barboursville

PHONE: 304-302-3663

PAYMENTS ACCEPTED: Cash and all major credit/debit cards. No checks

HOURS: 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday

WEB SITE: www.tudorsbiscuitworld.com



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