Tupelo Honey Cafe, an Asheville, N.C.-based restaurant serving “made-from-scratch” southern food, is hiring 130 workers for its new location at The Market Common.
The cafe is renovating the former Tommy Bahama restaurant space on Howard Avenue, and aims to open by the end of February.
Job applications must be completed online at www.tupelohoneycafe.com/careers. The company will probably hold a job fair in Myrtle Beach closer to the restaurant’s opening, said Elizabeth Sims, vice president of marketing communications for the eatery.
The 8,000-square foot restaurant will have 270 seats and a full bar and outdoor seating.
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“[The renovations] have been going well,” Sims said. “We’re making some pretty significant changes in the layout of the restaurant, but it’s all exciting.”
Tupelo Honey Cafe boasts about its made-from-scratch, farm-fresh dishes, and works with area farms to find the freshest ingredients, said Jaimie Schapker, restaurant spokeswoman with Estes Public Relations.
The restaurant decided on a Myrtle Beach location because of The Market Common’s local and tourism appeal.
“It’s such a beautiful spot,” Sims said.
Because Tupelo Honey Cafe was established in Asheville, the owners and managers understand the tourism industry and its impact on a local economy, Sims said. Myrtle Beach’s tourism is just another draw for the eatery, she said.
“We love the tourism industry, and we’re excited about working with local organizations,” Sims said.
The eatery was founded in Asheville in 2000, and started expanding in 2012. Since then, five new restaurants have opened, and three more are on the way. A Raleigh, N.C., location is on track to open in January, Sims said.
Tupelo Honey Cafe currently has two locations in North Carolina, three restaurants in Tennessee, and one location in Greenville.
For more information, or to apply for a job at Tupelo Honey Cafe, visit www.tupelohoneycafe.com/careers.