While we’ve seen tremendous growth in local businesses in just the first month of 2022—the trend continues. Wondering which businesses we’re excited about across the state? Check out seven of our top pics.
1. Saw’s Barbecue | Hoover
Big news—Saw’s BBQ is officially coming in Hoover. In the Riverchase Village Shopping Center, there’s a little BBQ spot that Hoover residents will go crazy for. While they’re looking to open in mid-February, the hiring news is a hot topic. They’re looking to add new employees to the Saw’s family—will it be you?
They’re excited to bring this new location closer to a big portion of their customer base. We’ll take a Sweet Tea Chicken Sandwich and fried green tomatoes, please!
We’re so happy to be welcomed into Hoover. We are just beginning to franchise, and Hoover was a natural choice for a location. We have so many customers here, and we listened to them when they asked us to bring SAW’s closer to home.”-Brandon Cain, Saw’s Hoover, Owner + Executive Chef
2. Five Guys | Trussville
Five Guys has officially made their way to Trussville. We know those burgers and well-known Idaho potatoes can’t be beat, and apparently the Five Guys team thought the same when they put their newest location in Trussville. Head on out to Highway 11 to see what all of the hype is about. Plus, you can order delivery on days where home just feels like the best place to be.
3. Scoop Du Jour Creamery and Desserts | Jacksonville
This ice cream at Scoop Du Jour looks next level. As Jacksonville’s newest ice cream shop, they specialize in sweet treats that will have you coming back for more. They’ll officially host their grand opening celebration Saturday, February 12 from 11AM-7PM and you don’t want to miss it.
While they don’t have their official menu live, we’ve seen pictures of the scoops, cheesecakes and cobblers waiting for us.
4. Mongo’s Pizza | Jacksonville
If you’re a local pizza connoisseur, you’ll be excited to try Mongo’s. Located in the former Romas building in Jacksonville, this spot is sure to be a crowd pleaser. They just got their sign up, so expect opening details very soon.
We have our eyes on the Bama Bacon Strips and the custom pizza options. When you build your own pizza with Mongo’s, everybody gets their favorite toppings.
5. Flying Biscuit Café | Auburn/Opelika
A Birmingham favorite is coming to the Auburn/Opelika area. Meet Flying Biscuit Cafe—a fun and funky brunch spot known for their mimosa flights and their moon-dusted potatoes. Delicious! This new location will be in Tiger Town Shopping Center. Also, be sure to sign up for their biscuit blast so you can get the scoop about any grand opening details. Trust us, it’s a can’t-miss.
6. Lifelyles Interior and Gifts | Birmingham
Stemmed from a combination of lifestyle + Peyton Lyles’ last name comes Lifelyles. We’ve had our eyes on this one for awhile, but it will be opening so soon. This sustainable home decor and gift shop will officially call Mercantile on Morris, a development on historic Morris Ave. in Birmingham its new home on Saturday, February 12. The sneak peek on Instagram showed a wall-to-wall display of Lifelyle’s pantry goods. Safe to say, it’ll be worth the wait.
7. Cool Shots Selfie Museum | Huntsville, Tuscaloosa + Auburn
Struggling with creative photoshoots and never finding the perfect background to make your Insta pop? Not anymore. Check out this new selfie museum, now open in Hoover. Don’t be bummed out if this isn’t in your area, because Cool Shots is coming to you soon. They’re planning new locations in Huntsville, Tuscaloosa and Auburn—we’ll loop you in when they announce those opening details.