Big Ed’s, the popular all-day breakfast spot in downtown Raleigh’s City Market, is opening a second location in North Raleigh.
The new restaurant, Big Ed’s North, is set to open in mid-July in the Quail Corners Shopping Center at 5009 Falls of Neuse Road.
“Positive guest interaction and feedback from our guests at the downtown location was our inspiration for opening a second restaurant,” owner Sam Hobgood said in a statement.
Unlike the City Market location, Big Ed’s North will eventually be open for dinner. Initially, the restaurant will be open from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. before switching to its permanent hours in late August or early September.
The permanent hours will be 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday through Monday.
Big Ed’s has been serving up its country-style breakfasts, fried catfish, dumplings, barbeque, homemade banana pudding and other favorites since 1958.
“We plan to continue to adhere to recipes that have been used for the past 57 years while offering a variety of daily specials,” said Hobgood, noting that Big Ed’s North will also serve breakfast all the time.
The restaurant was founded by Big Ed Watkins, a Wake County farmer. It moved to City Market in 1989, and was bought by Sam and Lynn Hobgood in 2006.