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Cook Out restaurant coming to Kingsport

April 25th, 2014 12:22 am by Matthew Lane

Cook Out restaurant coming to Kingsport

Heavy equipment operators from E. Luke Greene Co. are demolishing the old Sagebrush restaurant building on East Stone Drive this week, making way for a Cook Out restaurant. David Grace photo.

KINGSPORT — Look out for Cook Out, Kingsport.

According to Kingsport's Building Department, the North Carolina-based hamburger chain obtained a $750,000 permit last month to build a new location on Stone Drive, on the site of the Sagebrush restaurant.

The E. Luke Greene Co., of Strawberry Plains, had its heavy equipment on site this week and the demolition of the Sagebrush has begun.

The building department has approved the plans for the 3,300-square-foot restaurant, which will have a drive-through. Construction should begin soon after demolition wraps up.

Cook Out is a privately owned company, headquartered in North Carolina, with 135 locations in 70 cities in Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia and the Carolinas.

Regionally, the company has locations in Johnson City, Bristol, Morristown and Knoxville.

Founded in 1989, Cook Out specializes in hamburgers, hot dogs and chicken sandwiches and offers more than 40 flavors of milkshakes.

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