ASHEBORO — A local favorite that specializes in a meat and three vegetables lunch is closing its doors for good in less than two weeks. Dixie III, owned by Mark and Kris Davidson, is closing for good on September 9.
In a statement, the restaurant announced its closing. “It saddens us to inform you that Dixie III will be closing the doors on September 9th 2021. First, we want to thank our loyal customers. We greatly appreciate all the years you have allowed us to serve you and be a part of this wonderful community. We also want to thank our staff — current and past — who have been like family to us and have helped make Dixie III successful for almost 40 years. As hard as it is to say goodbye, owners Mark and Kris are looking forward to retirement. We wish the very best for each of you and hope to see you over the next two weeks.”
The restaurant was closed on Friday, August 27, due to staff shortages that prevented it from operating. The government response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been particularly hard on restaurants.