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June 2022

CityView Magazine - Fayetteville, NC

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Page 48 of 61 | 45 you crave the works, get them smothered with cheese and beefy chili made on-site ($3.50). Fountain sodas wash it all down, or choose from a variety of cra beers with catchy names such as Sweet Baby Jesus (a chocolate/peanut butter porter) and Not Another New England IPA. Archway's high-energy co-owner, Peter "P.J." Zahran, used to work in the beverage industry selling to restaurants and wine shops. He now has a corporate sales job with Cintas. He and his wife, Courtney, opened Archway in November 2019. She also has another full-time job as the owner of a dance studio, World of Dance, on the north side of town. ey are parents of a young son and daughter. e Zahrans are nothing if not organized and industrious. But they are quick to point out that they couldn't do it without their Archway team, which is small but runs like a well-oiled machine. ere's Michael, the head cook, who has an impressive culinary background and stirs a big pot of chili with unbridled joy. Kimberly expertly handles kitchen prep and reigns as a sandwich artist. Mia stays calm under pressure at the front counter, along with Courtney. Chase is the fry cook and food runner, keeping everything neat and clean as he goes. Megan fills in wherever needed, as does P.J. We spied him opening umbrellas on the patio tables one minute and working in the kitchen the next. "It's about creating something that's very simple and comfortable to eat," says P.J., speaking over a soundtrack of classic rock that was heavy on the Fleetwood Mac. And it's about building more than just burgers and hot dogs. It's about building community. P.J. glows with pride when he talks about the police officer who stops by every day just to make sure the crew is doing well. And the repeat customers include one who wants absolutely everything on his hot dog. "We have an up-and-coming food scene on Person Street," P.J. says. "We all help each other out, and we all want each other to succeed." Archway Burgers, Dogs and Beer is at 113 Person St. in downtown Fayetteville. Hours are 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through ursday and 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday and Saturday. It is closed on Sunday. Call 910-758-9449. FUNERAL SERVICES ~ CREMATION ~ PRENEED JAMES LANCASTER EDWARD MERCER SULLIVAN'S Highland Funeral Service & Crematory Family Owned and Operated Funeral and Cremation Services Cremations Performed On Site Pre-planning of Funeral Options 910.484.8108 • 610 Ramsey Street, Fayetteville, NC

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