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Elevated casual dining restaurant opens first franchise in Fountain Inn

Krys Merryman //October 30, 2023//

Elevated casual dining restaurant opens first franchise in Fountain Inn

Krys Merryman //October 30, 2023//

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The Fountain Inn is the second location and the first franchise for The Farehouse. (Photo/Provided)The second location and first franchise location of an elevated community kitchen has opened in Fountain Inn.

The Farehouse located at 111 N. Main St. had a soft opening for lunch and dinner services, but owner Cristy Marut said they are waiting on an alcohol permit before a grand opening, which is anticipated to be within the next few weeks.

The restaurant’s original location is in Taylors Mill, and Marut said she saw a growth opportunity within the Fountain Inn community.

“The community is rapidly growing, and we felt the space on Main Street would be perfect for the first franchise,” said Marut.

The Farehouse offers a wide variety of food and beverage options in a “warm and welcoming” environment for the community to gather with friends and meet new ones,” said Marut.

Starters include beer cheese and warm pretzel, smoked wings, and meatballs; in addition to soups, salads, sandwiches, flatbreads and pastas, the restaurant offers entrees such as pan-seared trout and grilled salmon, shrimp and grits, and prime rib.

“Fountain Inn is a wonderful town and as it rapidly grows, we are happy to provide additional dining options,” she added. “We bring a wide array of food and libation options for both casual dining or more upscale for special occasions. We will also employ 40-50 people, all local to the area.”

Marut said they are looking forward to additional locations over the next few years.

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