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New restaurants on Franklin Street for you to check out during JASP (and a few bonus Carolina gems)

By Ashley Oldham

With the Jane Austen Summer Program just within our sights, there’s no better time to start thinking about what you plan on eating while you’re here — and Franklin Street in Chapel Hill has become home to many new restaurants in the past year.

That being said, if you’re in the mood to try out some new food options while attending JASP, we’ve got you covered. Here are six new dining locations that you can find right down the road from all of JASP’s main activities (and a few bonus Franklin Street favorites, too)!

New Restaurants

Lula’s: Lula’s slogan is “simple food, made the hard way.” With lovely Southern cuisine, you’re sure to keep coming back for the fried chicken, biscuits, and freshly cooked vegetables. 101 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill.

Lotsa: If you want a tasty, quick, and customizable personal pizza, give Lotsa a try. In just 150 seconds, you can have you own stone-fired pizza. 100 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill.

Hops Burger Bar: Hops sells some of the best burgers in town, and with tons of interesting toppings and combinations, you might find yourself coming back to try them all. 140 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill.

B.Good: B.Good serves quality healthy food “with roots.” If you’re in the mood for a burger and fries, you’ll definitely want to check them out. 133 W. Franklin St., Building A-115, Chapel Hill.

The Pizza Press: Pizza Press serves “1920s American Newspaper Themed Pizzas.” With all of the pizzas named after different newspapers, any avid reader will be sure to adore it. 133 W. Franklin St., Suite 120, Chapel Hill.

Frutta Bowl: This new addition to Franklin Street serves delicious fruit bowls, smoothies, and more. Head here if you’re looking for good healthy meal options. 140 W. Franklin St., Suite 120, Chapel Hill.

Franklin Favorites

Top of the Hill: TOPO is a true Carolina classic. In addition to a wide menu of food and beverages, this restaurant and bar offers the best view of Franklin Street. You have to go at least once! 100 E. Franklin St., No. 300, Chapel Hill.

Mediterranean Deli: Medi Deli is home to the best Mediterranean food in town. It has so many food options, you might find it difficult to pick just a few. 410 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill.

Sup Dogs: This restaurant is home to great sandwiches, burgers, hot dogs, tots, and a classic college-town environment. 107 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill.

Carolina Coffee Shop: Coffee, sandwiches, and a classy Carolina environment? Sounds like a perfect meal for any JASP attendee to me. 138 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill.


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