More than 150 people from all over Eastern North Carolina attended a ceremonial ribbon-cutting by the Kinston-Lenoir County Chamber of Commerce for King’s Restaurant on Tuesday, Nov. 8.
King’s Restaurant, one of the preeminent barbecue eateries in the Southeastern United States, held the ceremony to commemorate its recovery from the flooding that followed Hurricane Matthew. King’s opened in 1936 and has continued to grow for more than three-quarters of a century into a destination location for barbecue lovers all over the country.
When Hurricane Matthew struck last month, the flooding that followed it brought several feet of water inside King’s Restaurant and the businesses that surround it on U.S. 70. At Tuesday’s ceremony, Kinston Mayor B.J. Murphy and other area dignitaries were on hand to celebrate King’s reopening and its dedication to its customers.
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