Arnold’s Country Kitchen re-opens – for now
For the time being, Arnold’s Country Kitchen is dishing up lunch again. After Thanksgiving’s four-day pop-up proved a smash hit, the Arnold family is firing up the ovens for lunch service starting Monday, January 8th. This won’t be a permanent stay, though. The family’s still putting the building on the market.
Arnold’s isn’t just saying goodbye. They’re scouting locations all over town for a brand new iteration of the beloved eatery. Think Arnold’s 2.0, with the same iconic food but maybe (just maybe) no more cafeteria line.
With real estate prices skyrocketing, it’s no surprise they’re looking at smaller, more affordable digs. So while they test-drive new neighborhoods, they’re also keeping their own place on the market meaning a sale is still a strong possibility at some point.
Founded in the 1980s, Arnold’s is known for its home-style cooking and hearty portions. The menu features a rotating selection of daily specials, such as fried chicken, meatloaf, and collard greens, as well as classic southern sides like macaroni and cheese and mashed potatoes.
The restaurant is also famous for its made-from-scratch desserts, like banana pudding and sweet potato pie. While the restaurant closed its doors earlier this year, it’s making a comeback with temporary pop-ups and plans for a more permanent return in 2024 in a new location.