Friday, March 31, 2023

EatingOxford: Cook Out Comes to Oxford

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The first Mississippi outpost of Cook Out ( will soon inhabit the former location of KFC/Long John Silver’s at 2195 Jackson Avenue West.

Driving by the location, you’ll find interior and exterior work already well underway. No one from Cook Out was available for comment, but we can safely assume an opening date prior to the start of the Ole Miss Football season.

Cook Out is a popular hamburger chain that began in Greensboro, North Carolina, in 1989, and quickly expanded throughout the southeast with its “outdoor style” cooking of burgers, chicken sandwiches and hot dogs. Its extensive lineup of over 40 creamery style handspun milkshakes, low prices, and late-night hours have also proven to be a big draw.

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Liz Barrett Foster is the EatingOxford editor for, an award-winning business journalist and author of the recently published Pizza: A Slice of American History. Liz ran the popular restaurant information site from 2009 to 2015. Liz can be reached at