Korean restaurant Mixed coming to Franklin St.

Jun. 08, 2013 @ 10:11 AM

Mixed, a Korean bistro, coming to Chapel Hill: A fast-casual Korean restaurant called Mixed is targeted to open toward the end of the month at 1404 E. Franklin St. in Chapel Hill in the location that previously housed the Italian restaurant Tedesco’s.
At the new restaurant, customers will choose between different types of rice, vegetables, meats and sauces to build a meal based on the Korean dish Bibimbap, which is a rice-based dish with vegetables, meat, and sauces, said owner Jimmy Kim.
The restaurant is named “Mixed” because customer will choose their selections and then have to mix all of the ingredients together before they eat, Kim said.
“All the ingredients are Korean, but we are going to use cooking methods that’s closer to western style, like using more onions or caramelized onions, and adding maybe a little bit of a more sweeter taste to it …,” he said.
The serving style will be similar to the way Chipotle operates, he said, with customers going through a line to make their selections to be served by employees.
Kim said he’s having the interior of the restaurant renovated to have a modern rustic aesthetic with dark concrete floors, steel chairs, and wooden tables.
He said he chose the location because of the parking that comes with the building and the proximity to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
“Chapel Hill is, I believe, a great culinary scene right now; a lot of great restaurants are up there,” he said. “This is, of course, close to UNC, so hopefully we’ll be able to attractive a lto of student customers.”
Mixed will be open from 11 a.m. to p.m. daily. The phone number is 919-929-0047. The website is not operational yet, but is expected to be at www.mixedkoreanbistro.com.

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Chatham County Walmart to open: The new Walmart Supercenter on U.S. 15-501 in Chatham County is slated to open Wednesday.
The approximately 148,000-square-foot store at 12500 U.S. 15-501 North will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Doors will open following a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7 a.m.
The store employs about 200 full- and part-time associates, according to a news release. Store manager Chris Smith came to the store Chatham County after running the Walmart in High Point.
There will be a chance to meet Smith and to participate in activities such as face painting, cupcake decorating and free food samples while supplies last on the opening day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.


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