Commercial Real Estate

Construction commences on new Simple Twist restaurant in Dunn

By Diana Hansen, posted 2 weeks ago

Ground just broke in April and construction has begun on the new Dunn Simple Twist restaurant.
Owners Chef Nathan and Colleen Roby hope they will open and serve customers before year end, given construction goes as planned. This upcoming Simple Twist restaurant location is on Highway 421 in Dunn, also known as E. Cumberland St. Just off Exit 73 on Interstate 95. This latest location rounds out as the most recent Simple Twist restaurant locale. The new restaurant, once built, will resemble current locations based on the same building prototype, according to Meda Williams, CCIM CEO of Tilgham and Company.

They expect to finish construction of the Simple Twist by mid-fall this year. Tilgham and Company thinks Simple Twist will be a fantastic addition to Dunn, giving many food options the city does not currently have available. Simple Twist’s food and service is consistently great at all their locations. The relaxed, casual atmosphere fits perfectly in Dunn. Simple Twist’s current locations in Smithfield, Clayton, and Garner, respectively, enjoy this fabulous, family-owned, sensational café and bar.

Now, Dunn joins the fun! Local to Dunn, Tilgham and Company, builder of the established Simple Twist Garner restaurant site, suggested their property in Dunn for this most recent location. The area’s high traffic volume and moreover the unique position Simple Twist holds in the restaurant market, drew the attention of the owners. The Robys note a simple twist of fate brought them to the North Carolina area from Cleveland. What makes Simple Twist an incredible sensation? Simple Twist follows farm to table philosophy. Nathan collaborates with the community and offers wonderful dishes made with local food products grown by nearby farmers as part of the menu. Community involvement provides direct access to utilize fresh, local ingredients.
This close to the community design emphasizes Simple Twist restaurant’s extended family feeling dynamics. Local farmers’ harvests find a place on Simple Twist’s table whenever possible thanks to this chef’s exceptional creations. The website,, gives a glimpse of cuisine preparation by the chef. Customers can find the menu online. The food menu reflects variety and all-time favorites too – thanks to local involvement. Simple Twist provides beverage choices such as coffee and tea. Beers, wines, and non-alcoholic drinks include numerous additional selections to serve the customers’ taste. You can watch the chef himself create their renowned “Twisted Guacamole” dish on the website video. He extends an individualized touch to customers.

This video gives a chance to meet Chef Nate online and watch him design one of these delectable dishes from start to finish. A novel approach-bring the customer into the restaurant virtually and give a glimpse of what’s cooking via video demonstration! Customer options include great menu variety whether the order takes place online or going in person. The ability to order online for pick up or delivery or to simply arrive in person for dine-in accommodates all lifestyles.

Consider those hectic days less hectic when you order in or pick up and can still indulge your palate. The brick-and-mortar restaurant crowd who prefer a more traditional dining experience arrive to meet a wonderful staff who go above and beyond. Walk-in guest? Always welcome; make yourself at home. Feel confident whatever you choose on the menu. Simple Twist serves fresh, exceptional food and excellent customer service. Customers can expect dedication and delicious meals every time. Made fresh from scratch daily.

The wonderful fresh food concept flourishes and customers know the owners and staff take time to care and get to know the customers personally. The staff believes and upholds exceptional customer service values. Welcome surroundings and high-quality reign supreme at Simple Twist. They treat customers like royalty. A real taste twist with food and beverages. Combined with their always relaxed ‘you are part of the family’ atmosphere. Simple Twist gives customers optimal service each day and always creates an enjoyable, high quality dining experience.

The new Simple Twist location in Dunn will offer daily lunch and dinner menus and a Sunday brunch menu. Patio seating will exist to offer yet another dining option. Enjoy the food outdoors. Simple Twist caters for customers. They have a party room customers can book for events. Simple Twist will accommodate either separate food alone orders they prepare for an event, or they will assist customers with special events requests for food and beverages right there on-site. Space for 30 people allows hosts and guests to enjoy a private party.

Simple Twist is family owned. Nathan oversees executive chef duties and Colleen manages the administration side. Therefore, customers benefit from the firsthand family-friendly approach and direct to customer interaction concept. Chef Nathan, originally from Ohio, a former executive chef at Bahama Breeze, opened a restaurant, TerraFin Station, over 10 years ago with business partners. However, disparities with partners existed. Fortunately, the experience steered the Robys’ new direction right into the Simple Twist restaurant concept which arrived and continues to thrive. Colleen is originally from New York. They now call North Carolina home after more than 20 years here. Their twist of fate experience drove them down a new road to a Simple Twist restaurant and they found true success on the way. This latest Dunn location becomes their fourth Simple Twist restaurant.

Dunn can look forward to a fantastic dining experience when Simple Twist arrives. Mark your calendars and try them out around autumn this year.

Ico insights



Trending News

In The Current Issue

The next steps Crown Event Center Committee continues discussion on multipurpose event center

The discussion of the replacement for the Crown Theatre and Arena continues. PHOTOS PROVIDED BY JENNA SHACKELFORD.Cumberland County’s Crown Event Center Committee met on May 16 to continue the discussion of constructing the new multipurpose event cen

Systel VP talks Fayetteville roots, growth, expansion, and love of the region

JacquelineSmith Owner/Vice-president of Marketing and Business Development Systel Business EquipmentGFBJ: Systel Business Equipment is a multi-generational family business. Will you share how the business began and how it has transformed into what it

Rural medical care: In town hall discussion hosted by NC Healthcare Association, leaders discuss needs, possible solutions

As North Carolina residents in rural areas struggle to receive healthcare, experts address the problems and ways to improve. ONLINE MARKETING/UNSPLASH.Last month, panelists at the North Carolina Healthcare Association’s town hall meeting discussed st