The Royal Farms convenience store at the corner of Smith Avenue and Old Pimlico Road, which was closed for remodeling for more than a year, opened on Feb. 24.
The store previously had not offered some of the chain’s notable favorites such as its “World Famous Royal Fried Chicken” but will now serve that along with several other grilled and fried items.
The store has also doubled the number of available Slushie machines in response to the product being a local favorite.
“For that particular store, we wanted to bring in the hot foods that our customers have been asking us for,” said Royal Farms spokeswoman Brittany Eldredge in a written statement. “But in general, we want to be able to provide one stop for people looking for a great, fast meal. With our expanded menu of hot sides, we believe we can make our customers’ lives easier and dinners better.”
The remodeling of the store became a point of contention in the community last summer when residents complained about the lack of sidewalk that created a dangerous situation for people walking to and from shul. The store has since built a sidewalk in front of its property along Old Pimlico Road.