Royal Farms wants to bring its world famous fried chicken to Outer Banks

Rendering of a Royal Farms store that matches the one proposed for Grandy. [courtesy RoyalFarms.com]

A roadside staple of the mid-Atlantic appears to be eyeing its first foray into North Carolina. And they want to locate it on the way to the Outer Banks.

Plans have been filed with Currituck County to build a Royal Farms convenience store and gas station on a site along U.S. 158 in Grandy.

Founded in 1959 and headquartered in Baltimore, Royal Farms has more than 200 stores located in Maryland, Delaware, Virginia and Pennsylvania.

Royal Farms is best known for what they call their “World Famous Fried Chicken – Always Fresh, Never Frozen” that’s available 24 hours a day, along with breakfast sandwiches and other fare.

Along with various grades of gasoline and diesel fuel, most Royal Farms have electric vehicle charging stations.

The closest location to the Outer Banks currently is at the corner of Centerville Turnpike and Lynnhaven Parkway in Virginia Beach. Several are also located along U.S. 13 on the Eastern Shore.

[courtesy Currituck County Planning Department]

Site plans submitted to Currituck County call for a 5,300 square foot store with fuel pumps and 67 parking spots, on the southeast corner of the intersection of Caratoke Highway and Walnut Island Boulevard.

The proposal includes incorporation of a residential property to the east and part of a commercial property to the south.

A 7-11 was once located on most of the property where Royal Farms wants to build in Grandy. Nuts and Buds is currently located at 6511 Caratoke Highway. They tweeted Monday there is a tentative offer on the property, and they are looking for a bigger location.

Spokespersons with Royal Farms have not responded to an email inquiry from OBX Today on the proposal.

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