Tasting the famous broasted chicken from The Brass Rail just got easier.
The popular Grandy restaurant now offers to-go food from their full menu out of the Sinclair gas station on Hwy. 95 in Cambridge.
Brass Rail owner Rod Knowles and Bob Steinke, owner of Sinclair’s convenience store named Dino Mart, said they started talking about the idea over a year ago.
After sealing the deal with a handshake, the new Brass Rail location opened for business Monday, Feb. 4.
“The expansion part of it is why I wanted to come to Cambridge—expanding the amount of people that get to eat Brass Rail chicken,” Knowles said. “It’s looking to promote to a different crowd that doesn’t go north and south up the Hwy. 65 corridor.”
Items from the full menu are available 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday for pre-order, Knowles said.
Customers just have to call ahead at 763-691-3306 to place an order before stopping in to pick up the food—freshly cooked on site and usually ready in less than half an hour.
People can also walk in and choose from the broasted chicken available, staying warm under heat lamps in a glass case at the counter.
And now through Feb. 22, customers can pre-order $25 of Brass Rail food and get 10 cents off per gallon of gas at the gas station.
Dino Mart has also been remodeled inside, featuring tables and booths for people to sit down and enjoy their meal, as well as brand new items for sale in the store.
Some of the new items include gift items such as home decor, sun catchers, wind chimes, jewelry holders and much more.
“About three months ago we started adding more a little bit at a time, and it’s been doing better and better, so I’m getting more and more in,” Steinke said.
He added that having The Brass Rail in the store has helped get people through the door.
“We see new faces every day coming in,” he said.
“We’re looking to help each other out,” Knowles added.
The Brass Rail opened in 1969. One of the original owners, Donna Biggins, is Knowles’ business partner and works at the restaurant to this day.