Southern Season is springing out of its Chapel Hill roots and falling into other major cities.
The gourmet food store is planning to open several locations across the South.
Since Michael Barefoot founded the first Southern Season in Chapel Hill in 1975, it has been known for the breadth and quality of its gourmet foods and kitchen products.
“It’s sort of been Chapel Hill’s little secret for a very long time,” CFO Brian Fauver said. “As we open in new cities, the things that have garnered such loyalty locally are really getting a lot of traction and following in these new markets.”
In 2013, a second store opened in Charleston, South Carolina. A third store will open this summer in Richmond, Va., said Fauver.