Ask 13: Opening date for Cook Out in Hendersonville?

"Cook Out has broke ground in Hendersonville next to Golden Corral. It was rumored there for a while that they backed out. Do they have a opening date yet?" Steven Gorter wrote to Ask 13 on Facebook. (Photo credit: WLOS staff)

It's been more than a year since News 13 first reported on what many thought were just rumors involving a popular fast food chain's plans to open in Hendersonville.

It isn't just a rumor anymore.

Viewers said last year they were hearing Cook Out was looking to open a restaurant in Hendersonville. Now, there's some construction happening at the site and that's lead to more questions.

"Cook Out has broke ground in Hendersonville next to Golden Corral. It was rumored there for a while that they backed out. Do they have a opening date yet?" Steven Gorter wrote to Ask 13 on Facebook.

Gorter's right, those were the rumors for a while. In December 2016, Cook Out would not confirm or deny it was replacing an old car wash on Chimney Rock Road. Then in July 2017, rumors were that Cook Out backed out. The city confirmed it had pulled permits, but Cook Out still would not provide any information about its plans.

Now, almost a year later, the car wash is gone and construction has begun at the site. Cook Out has even listed the site as one of it's newest restaurant locations. Court records also confirm Cook Out is on the deed.

So, Cook Out is finally coming. But a spokeswoman in Lexington, North Carolina, said the restaurant has no firm date for its opening. Its website only says "coming soon."

If you have a question you'd like answered, write to Ask13@wlos.com.

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