Tupelo Honey Cafe Opens At Warehouse Row Sept. 16

Job Fair Set For Thursday-Monday

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

The Asheville-based Tupelo Honey Cafe has set a Monday, Sept. 16, opening date for its new Chattanooga restaurant. Workers will complete painting and other finishing touches at the restaurant this week and equipment and décor placements are set to take place by the end of the month. Meanwhile, the restaurant’s management team is working to fill nearly 120 front- and back-of-house positions at a job fair this week. 

 Tupelo Honey Cafe will host the job fair from Thursday-Monday. Interviews will be held at La Quinta Inn, 100 W. 21st St. The restaurant is hiring for a variety of positions, including culinary staff, servers, bartenders, and back-of-house team members. Interested applicants should visit www.tupelohoneycafe.com/careers to apply online prior to interviewing, and are encouraged to interview in person between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Monday, and between 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sunday. Applications will also be accepted on-site at the job fair.

The 5,500 square-foot restaurant will be located at the motor court entrance of Building North and will offer indoor and patio seating for up to 150 guests. 

During the first two weeks of operation, the restaurant’s weekday schedule will include dinner service only from 4-9 p.m., and the weekend schedule will include breakfast, lunch and dinner service. Beginning on Saturday, Sept. 28, regular restaurant hours will be 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 11 a.m.-11 p.m. on Fridays for lunch and dinner service, and Saturday 8 a.m.-11 p.m. and Sunday from 8 a.m.-9 p.m. for breakfast, lunch and dinner service.

About Tupelo Honey Cafe

Since opening in downtown Asheville, N.C. in 2000, Tupelo Honey Cafe has become one of the most beloved restaurants in the Southeast, officials said. The award-winning restaurant’s casual, colorful and whimsical atmosphere and farm-to-fork New South cuisine have grown in popularity, spurring additional locations and a nationally distributed Tupelo Honey Cafe cookbook. A second cookbook is due in the spring of 2014. Owner Steve Frabitore opened a second Asheville location in 2010 and the first out-of-market restaurants in Knoxville in late 2012 and in Greenville, S.C. earlier this year. The company will open a Charlotte, N.C. location in December and a Johnson City, Tenn. location in 2014. For more information, visit www.tupelohoneycafe.com.


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