Historic Savage Mill, a restored two-centuries-old cotton mill, draws another notch in its evolutionary timeline as it welcomes its newest eatery, The Factory Grill and Bakery Too.
Owners Karen and Ken Chamberlain had been working in the retail business for 15 years when they decided to open a restaurant. Despite having no professional culinary background, the couple had faith that, with a great entrepreneurial spirit and a little raw talent, they could achieve their dream. “We like food, and I like to cook,” says Karen. “The business started with cupcakes and grew from there.”
Open seven days a week, the Factory Grill serves family-style fare, including burgers, pork barbecue, sandwiches, sweet potato fries, coleslaw and salads. In addition, the restaurant offers an all-day breakfast menu and a dessert menu featuring ice cream, cupcakes and brownies. Birthday cakes and wedding cakes also are available. According to Karen, customers especially clamber after the Angus beef, pulled pork, Cap’n Crunch chicken fingers and homemade potato chips.