Rise Southern Biscuits & Righteous Chicken to Hold Grand Opening Event on March 11 

by Patrick Herron

Rise Southern Biscuits & Righteous Chicken at 16248 Frederick Rd (on the border of Gaithersburg/Rockville), which opened on February 19, will hold its official grand opening on March 11. The restaurant will donate 10% of that day’s sales to the Montgomery County Humane Society. The North Carolina-based biscuit chain is known for their buttermilk-brined chicken and has additional Maryland locations in Columbia and Towson.  Menu items include biscuit sandwiches, biscuits & gravy,  fried chicken strips, and donuts. Full details below per Rise:

“Rise Southern Biscuits & Righteous Chicken, the award-winning biscuit and chicken concept based in Durham, North Carolina, will celebrate the grand opening of its new Gaithersburg, MD location on Saturday, March 11th. Rise will be donating 10% of that day’s sales to the Montgomery County Humane Society and giving customers multiple opportunities to win free Rise food and branded merchandise.

Rise Gaithersburg is locally owned and operated by Fran Kirley, Chris Kirley, and David Brindza, who also own Rise locations in Towson, MD and Columbia, MD.

“We’re excited to celebrate our opening with the community, and to use this occasion to raise money for a deserving local organization, who does so much for pets and their owners,” said Brindza. “If you haven’t tried Rise’s scratch-made buttermilk biscuits, crispy Righteous Chicken, Southern sides and sweet treats, this is a great day to have breakfast or lunch with us. You might win a free grand opening T-shirt and other prizes including free Rise food!”

Grand Opening day festivities kick off at store opening at 7am on March 11th. The first 100 customers will spin a wheel to win one of a series of prizes including a limited edition T-shirt, Rise sticker, branded koozie, or Rise food. Throughout the day diners who join the Rise Rewards loyalty program will receive a free Rise biscuit on a future visit.  The Grand Opening giveaways are highlighted by the chance  to win Free Rise for a Year. Customers can learn more and enter to win this “Golden Ticket” at https://risebiscuitschicken.com/golden-ticket-gaithersburg. One winner will be announced the week of March 13th.

Recently named to QSR magazine’s 40/40 List for 2021 and Fast Casual’s 2021 Top 100 Movers & Shakers, Rise serves Southern Biscuits, Righteous Chicken, sweet treats, donuts and coffee. Their flaky buttermilk biscuits are made from scratch throughout the day and are filled with savory ingredients ranging from crispy bacon and sausage to fried green tomatoes and their famous Righteous Chicken. No meal is complete without an order of Cheddar Tots, Rise’s signature cheesy Idaho potato treats. Rise serves Counter Culture Coffee and features a creative sweet treat menu, including a glazed blueberry biscuit, biscuit cinnamon rolls, donuts, and more.

Rise’s streamlined ordering and pickup process gets customers their orders quickly and efficiently. Orders are placed online at Rise’s app and website or via kiosks in the restaurant. Convenient pickup is available through heated food lockers.

Rise Gaithersburg is located at 16248 Frederick Road, at the corner of 355 and Shady Grove Rd in Gaithersburg, Maryland. The quick-serve concept is open from 7 am – 2 pm daily.

For more information about Rise, visit www.risebiscuitschicken.com.

About Rise Southern Biscuits and Righteous Chicken: Founded in 2012 by Culinary Institute of American trained Chef Tom Ferguson in Durham, North Carolina, Rise ranked among the Best Biscuits in the United States by Food & Wine magazine and was awarded Fast Casual Magazine’s Top 100 Mover & Shaker for 2016, 2017 and 2021. Rise serves up southern-style biscuits, Righteous Chicken, sweet treats, and donuts with freshly brewed Counter Culture coffee in an efficient, small-footprint store. Rise currently has eighteen stores open with over 100 franchise locations under contract.”


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