While not officially opening its doors until Tuesday morning, Weirton's newest eatery invited area residents to get a taste of what they can expect from Tudor's Biscuit World.
The restaurant, located in downtown Weirton, held an open house tonight to allow residents to get a sneak peak and try some of their food.
As part of the event, visitors had two hours to take a look inside and try two of the restaurant's sandwiches; a sausage biscuit sandwich and a barbecue pulled pork sandwich.
Area residents crowded into Tudor’s Biscuit World tonight as part of an open house set up to let people get an early peak at the restaurant located in downtown Weirton. Tudor’s officially will open Tuesday at 5:30 a.m. -- Craig Howell
The business, operated by franchisees Chris and Cynthia Paul of Weirton, will open for business 5:30 a.m. Tuesday.
During the open house, Chris Paul thanked Dan and J.J. Guida, who own the building, for their assistance during the process of opening the new restaurant.
"They gave us a lot of insight," he said.
The Weirton franchise is the 58th Tudor's Biscuit World restaurant to be opened by the company, which has locations primarily in central and southern West Virginia.
Dan Guida stated when they initially acquired the property, they knew what they wanted to do with it.
"I always had my mind on a Tudor's," Guida said.
Local officials in attendance expressed their excitement for the business and what it could mean for the future of the downtown region of the city.
"We're trying to bring downtown Weirton back to life," Mayor Mark Harris said after helping to cut the ribbon. "This does mean a lot."
Guida agreed, saying he feels Tudor's will help to draw more people to the area.
"You give people a reason; they'll come," he said, adding he feels having quality food and restaurants will attract more people downtown and help to improve the quality of life.
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