NC-based Toast Cafe planning Columbia locations

krupon@thestate.comNovember 22, 2013 

— The Columbia market will soon be home to another new dining option.

North Carolina-based Toast Cafe, a breakfast-and-lunch restaurant, with dishes such as crab or lobster eggs Benedict, made-from-scratch turkey burgers and fresh fruit sides, chief development officer Brett Larrabee said.

The restaurant, based in Davidson, has three locations in North Carolina and one poised to open in Fort Mill. It is looking to open about 30 restaurants in South Carolina, including some in the Columbia area within the next 18 months, Larrabee said.

The restaurant uses fresh ingredients with no freezers or can openers, he said. "We make everything from scratch every day. Our consumers are looking to get something a little bit better. And they're willing to pay for that."

Prices range from about $9 to $15 per meal, Larrabee said.

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