Cook Out could come to Raeford

Contractor bid hints at new restaurant on Fayetteville Road

This Cook Out location in Reidsville, NC opened last year. The chain uses a number of different designs and looks, with sit-down restaurants becoming more common. Many locations only offer drive-thru and walk-up options. (Courtesy Cook Out)

RAEFORD — A North Carolina institution may finally be coming to Hoke County.

Cook Out, the Thomasville-based restaurant chain, is planning to open a restaurant in Raeford on 114 Fayetteville Road at the location of the now-closed Sub Station II. It will sit between Bojangles and Hardee’s, across the street from AutoZone and Quality Inn.

The chain, known for its burgers and milkshakes, has locations in a number of surrounding towns including Aberdeen, Laurinburg, Pembroke, Lumberton, and Fayetteville.

The location was revealed on the website for CBI General Contractors, a commercial construction company that operates throughout the Southeast. Bids from subcontractors interested in working on the project are due Feb. 6, 2024, encompassing demolition, new construction, and build out of a 1,800 square foot restaurant.

Cook Out is privately owned and does not offer franchises. It operates more than 300 locations across the south. The contractor also shows new Cook Out locations coming to Kings Mountain, Burlington, and Clayton.