Courtesy of Sue Stock's blog - our local retail insider!
Folks who dine at Raleigh's Cameron Village may not have heard of John White, but he's had an influence on many of the restaurants in that center.
White was one of the original partners in Foster's restaurant (before it became Nelson's and then turned back into Foster's).
He's also a partner in five Moe's Southwest Grills, including the one at Cameron Village.
And he's a 50 percent partner in the center's new hot restaurant, The Flying Biscuit.
Now White is on to his next venture, and I bet you can guess where it will be located.
Uncle Fatty's Drive-In has a fun name, but it's kind of a misnomer since the restaurant won't have car hops or anything like a '50s style drive-in. But it will serve the burgers, shakes, fries and other quick foods that are hallmarks for such restaurants.
"It's going to be just a cool little place," White said. "It'll be smaller than Moe's, around 60 seats with a nice little patio."
Uncle Fatty's Drive-In will also serve a salad or two, for those who are in search of a healthier option, but White said he's trying to keep prices affordable -- around $5 for most items.
Uncle Fatty's is going into the old Jill Flink space next to Piccola Italia. Work on the restaurant could begin in as little as a month. White is shooting for a summer opening.