Revival Burger in Florence draws full house on first day

November 8, 2018
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Guests order at Revival Burger for the first time Wednesday afternoon.

FLORENCE, S.C. — The parking lot was full and seats were at capacity as Pee Dee residents made their way to Florence’s newest burger establishment: Revival Burger.

After months of construction and planning, the restaurant opened its doors to the public Wednesday.

Revival Burger, at 846 S. Irby St., is the third installment of restaurants in Florence from business partners Steve Toniolo, Kyle Hardee and Travis Miller. They also own Tubb’s Shrimp & Fish Co. and King Jefe Taco Bar.

Hardee said he was pleased with the turnout and the work that everyone had put in to make the restaurant a success.

“We even have taken the stance of staying off of Revival Burger’s social media for the next couple of days because we don’t know what’s going to happen,” Hardee said. “The preparation, everything we’ve done, has put it in a position to be a success. The effort and work that Steve [Toniolo], specifically, put into this place has been phenomenal. The customers have been happy and we’re ready to roll.”

The restaurant offers a variety of burgers with a special in-house “Revival sauce” and many other items, including hot dogs and chicken sandwiches. There also is soft-serve ice cream and milkshakes for dessert.

Hardee said customers will enjoy the original Revival Burger. He is recommending customers try the “Mr. Fungi,” a mushroom and Swiss burger.

Hardee said the next step for the business partners will be expansion. The goal is for Revival Burger to become a franchise with its headquarters in Florence.

Over the next few years, the business partners will be looking at opportunities to open more Revival Burgers around the state and beyond.

“Revival Burger’s going nationally, baby,” Hardee said.

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