Charlotte food truck The MayoBird is opening a permanent location on East Blvd., in what used to be a Bruegger's Bagels and Caribou Coffee location.
Work permits for the site identifying it as "MayoBird Summit Room" were recently filed. Owner DeeDee Mills posted this on Twitter Jan. 24, along with a picture of the building:
"It's finally official. I'm in the restaurant business. Can't wait to open this spot...
"It's crazy, in a great way," said Mills. The former Caribou side will be MayoBird, and will be open all day. The former Bruegger's site will be a dinner-only concept called Summit Room.
Mayo Bird uses free-range chicken, Duke's mayonnaise, local produce and locally-made bread from Nova's Bakery. They serve a variety of chicken sandwiches, salads and soups.
Summit Room will have a "Southern-leaning" menu, Mills said, and will also use as many local ingredients as possible. The details haven't been hammered out yet. "We're in the midst of menu creation," she said.
Mills said she opened the food truck late last summer. Before her entry into the restaurant business, she worked for the Panthers for 17 years.
Work crews can be seen at the East Blvd. building, demolishing parts of the interior and taking garbage out to a Dumpster in the back. It's the first sign of life at the location in months. The site has been vacant since Bruegger's and Caribou closed last year.