Eggs Up Grill, a restaurant specializing in breakfast, will open near the courtyard at Greer Plaza, 805 W. Wade Hampton Blvd.
Eggs Up Grill, a restaurant specializing in breakfast, will open near the courtyard at Greer Plaza, 805 W. Wade Hampton Blvd., and offer outdoor seating. The menu will also offer lunch offerings.
Anthony and Stephanie Fanelli, who owned a franchise in Myrtle Beach, will own and operate the Greer restaurant.
“They offer us the biggest compliment by owning a concept, running a great restaurant and selling it to open another in the upstate,” said Skip Corn, CEO of Eggs Up Grill. “They are great owners.”
The concept for Eggs Up Grill, open 6 a.m. – 2 p.m., “Is everybody likes breakfast and you sit around the table together and talk. We see that at tables and at counters. It is family-friendly,” Corn said.
The restaurant will be nestled between the courtyard and Belk. “We’re a restaurant that likes to snuggle up to people close by,” Corn said. “We’re close to where people live.”
Corn said the restaurant is also lifestyle friendly for its workers. “They will be done work in time to get the kids from school, take the kids to practices or they may even have a second job.”
Corn is a creature of breakfast so the concept fits his portfolio nicely. “My mother use to make us breakfast every morning, eggs, meat, bread and of course grits,” he said.
Corn has been involved with the food industry since working with Spartan Foods in Spartanburg, a company formerly owned by Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson.
Corn is owner of Skip Corn & Associates in Greenville.
Chris Skodras, founder of Eggs Up Grill, and Corn were matched together by Richardson. Skodras wrote Richardson a letter that he was franchising his concept but needed help. As Richardson’s custom, he answered Skodras on the same letter advising him to contact Corn.
The pair hit it off over breakfast at an Eggs Up Grill in Pawley’s Island and became partners with Corn handling franchising and locations.
Corn said he knows Greer will identify with Eggs Up Grill. “We hear it everywhere. If we are in Anderson that is ‘our store’, or Greenville it’s ‘our store’, the customers say.”
So far the lone regret for Corn is that Spartanburg, where he grew up, worked and where his father was a well-admired coach and administrator, doesn’t have one of the franchises. “But we’re looking,” Corn said.
• Editor's note: Thank you David Henderson for the question.