A North Carolina-based burger chain is planning a minimum of five locations in the Charleston area, a move that will put more than 250 people to work, according to the burger franchise.
Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes & Fries will open its first store in North Charleston at 8409 Dorchester Rd. on Oct. 13, the first in a series of locations planned by restaurateurs John Greene and Craig Smith in the Charleston area, according to restaurant spokesman Andy Moore.
The Goldsboro-based company's locations sport a 1950s-style diner motif and are known for its hamburgers and frozen custard, Moore said. Hwy 55 won BurgerBusiness.com's "Best Burger" award in 2012, according to a release from the company.