Popular biscuit chain opens new location near WVU’s Downtown Campus
Published: Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, October 31, 2012 08:10
Students living on West Virginia University’s downtown campus may now "start their day the homemade way" without traveling far from home.
Tudor’s Biscuit World recently opened its newest location on High Street.
"We’ve been wanting to come to the High Street area for a while now," said Joe Horvath, owner of the Suncrest and High Street locations.
The building’s previous occupant, First Exchange Bank, closed during the summer, and Horvath said he has been working on the building ever since.
"It was actually our first choice, but it never worked out until now," he said.
Horvath and his wife, Barbara, initiated the Tudor’s Biscuit World franchise in Morgantown.
"I’m from the southern part of West Virginia, and when my kids came up here for school, they were disappointed to find that there were no Tudor’s," he said. "They’re used to seeing them off of every exit."
The couple was semi-retired at the time and were easily able to begin the franchise in the Morgantown area. They have opened both locations in Suncrest and on High Street and Horvath said he hopes to expand even further.
"We’ve got an area that’s developing that includes Monongalia County, Marion County and Preston County," Horvath said. "So, if there are people who are interested in putting a Tudor’s in any of these places, they need to tell us, and we’d love to do that."
For the time being, the High Street location will operate on the franchise’s normal business hours: Monday through Friday 7 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturdays 8 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sundays 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
However, Horvath said he is hoping they will soon be able to begin a late-night schedule to better fit college students’ schedules.
"We’re having some technical difficulties with credit cards through our cable processor," he said.
"Until we resolve that, we won’t be able to open late at night."
Horvath said in the future he plans to extend hours Wednesday though Saturday, staying open until 4 a.m. and possibly have Friday night roll into Saturday morning.
"We have two deals," Horvath said. "The ‘Rubber U’ deal is when people buy a biscuit meal and they get a biscuit of equal or greater value and the Campus
special, which is a coupon as well as an app, and people can buy a biscuit and get a combo upgrade."
Local Tudor’s customers said they were thrilled about the convenience of the new location.
"Today was my first experience in this Tudor’s," said Zack Davis, a frequent customer of Tudor’s. "I got the sausage gravy platter, and it was fantastic. It was better than the one on Evansdale."
Horvath said he was excited about the different type of business the new location will bring the restaurant.
"We have a lot more walk-bys near the High Street location, so we will be able to attract more customers. It is in close proximity, so Tudor’s no longer has to be a destination."
For more information, visit Tudor’s Facebook page or follow them on Twitter @TudorsMotown.