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New Year’s Day Brings Thousands of Customers to Lizard’s Thicket

Lizard’s Thicket, which has 15 restaurants in the Midlands and a location in Florence, S.C., makes plans for Jan. 1, 2017, when it will serve thousands of servings of collard greens, black-eyed peas and pork chops. These dishes are all staples of a traditional Southern New Year’s Day meal said to bring luck and wealth for the coming year.

Past New Year’s Day Sales: In all of its restaurants on Jan. 1, 2016, Lizard’s Thicket diners ordered nearly 6,000 pork chops and 9,707 servings of black-eyed peas. The restaurant also sold 9,731 servings of fresh collard greens, all from Rawls Farm in Lexington, S.C.

This year: As New Year’s Day has been Lizard’s Thicket’s busiest day of the calendar year for several years running, the restaurant anticipates similar crowds in restaurants on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017.

More: All Lizard’s Thicket locations open on New Year’s Day at 6 a.m. for breakfast and begin serving lunch, including pork chops, black-eyed peas and collard greens at 11 a.m. A plate consisting of a meat and three vegetable sides is available for $7.99. 

For more information about Lizard’s Thicket and a list of locations, visit www.LizardsThicket.com and on Facebook and Twitter. To arrange interviews or stories, contact Katie Alice Walker at kwalker@kawcommunications.com.



Lizard’s Thicket, a family-owned and operated country cooking restaurant specializing in authentic regional Southern home cooking at reasonable prices, was first opened by Bob and Anna Williams in Columbia, S.C. in 1977. The business has grown to a multi-unit operation with more than 700 employees including Bob and Anna’s children and grandchildren

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