Tudor’s Biscuit World to open in former Bar-B-Cutie

Photo by Chad Plauche-Adkins Sonya Alberts showcases an 18th century map of her new home city in Tudor’s Biscuit World.

MARIETTA — Tudor’s Biscuit World will be opening April 1 in the former Bar-B-Cutie at 113 Pike St.

The restaurant offers southern-style breakfast and lunch meals that are made fresh to order.

The first Tudor’s was opened in 1980 in Charleston.

Now there are 80 stores in West Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio and one in Panama City, Fla. Buddy and Sonya Alberts are the owners of the newest restaurant chain that is coming to Marietta. They wish they already had their doors open.

“We are chomping at the bit,” said Sonya.

She said they had hoped to open on March 1, but issues with vendors forced them to keep the doors shut an extra month on the building that has been vacant since last winter.

Sonya said her restaurant sells southern staples like omelettes, pancakes, hash browns, hamburgers, soups and sandwiches.

She said there is one particular menu item that is Tudor’s claim to fame, though.

“It’s our cat head biscuits,” she said. “They are the size of a cat’s head. They are huge.”

She said the biscuits are made fresh from scratch at least every 20 minutes, and are never held past that time to be sold.

Sonya said Tudor’s coffee is a fresh cup of pep that the customers at other locations rave about.

“We get our coffee whole bean, then grind it for every pot,” she said.

The Albertses are from Proctorville, Ohio, and Sonya said they did extensive research before choosing Marietta to open their eatery.

“We drove two hours in every direction from our home to see what areas would be suited for us,” she said.

After driving through Marietta and seeing the property for rent, Sonya said her husband began looking at traffic patterns around the location and the history of the city itself before deciding on Marietta as the newest home for Tudor’s Biscuit World. Marietta will be a new home for the Alberts family, too.

Sonya said that besides her husband and herself, one of their four adult daughters will be moving to the Pioneer City as well.

“We will be a family owned and operated business,” she said.

Mayor Joe Matthews said it is good to have a new business and new neighbors in Marietta.

“I welcome them to the community,” he said. “I hope they are prosperous and I wish them all the luck in the world.”

Sonya said she will be hiring 20 to 25 people to work at Tudor’s. She said people interested in working there can go to tudorsbiscuitworld.com to apply. She said there will be a more personal option for people to apply as well.

“We will be having open interviews here at the restaurant from 2-4 p.m. on Wednesday,” she said.

Sonya said customers can also come to the site a little early, as they will be having an open house on March 31 from 5-7 p.m., the day before the grand opening.

“People can get a free sausage or barbecue biscuit at the open house,” she said.

The restaurant will start its regular hours the next day of 5:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday.

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At a Glance

* Tudor’s Biscuit World will open April 1 at 113 Pike St.

* Tudor’s is a southern-style restaurant that serves breakfast foods and sandwiches.

* People interested in working at Tudor’s should apply at tudorsbiscuitworld.com or attend their open interviews on Wednesday from 2-4 p.m.

* There will be an open house on March 31 from 5 to 7 p.m. where visitors can have their choice of a free sausage or barbecue biscuit.

* Hours of operation will be 5:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sundays.

Source: Sonya Alberts

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