By David Rogers. December 2, 2018. BLOWING ROCK, NC — Advertised as a restaurant chain that doesn’t look or feel like a franchised operation, Famous Roastery opened in Blowing Rock last month and celebrated on Thursday with a Grand Opening, complete with a Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting. A couple of dozen Chamber members and town dignitaries were on hand for the event helping owners Dean and Beth Kessel, along with executive chef Scott Swanson as they were officially welcomed into the Blowing Rock business community.
The Kessels explained to Blowing Rock News that their latest start-up is their third Famous Toastery franchise, the others being in Cary and Asheville. Swanson serves as Executive Chef for all three “stores,” Dean Kessel explained, but is focused currently on getting the Blowing Rock edition of their restaurant group running smoothly, with a local management and service team.
Famous Roastery of Blowing Rock keeps regular hours daily for breakfast and lunch, and is available in the evenings for special events such as receptions, anniversary parties, and other many different types of special occasions.
Editor’s Note: Blowing Rock News will have an expanded story on Famous Roastery following an upcoming, in-depth interview with Dean Kessel.