One of Charlotte’s popular Black-owned restaurants is set to open its second location.

Cuzzo’s Cuisine II, at 9601 N. Tryon St, will open on Saturday, co-owner Andarrio Johnson told QCity Metro.

“I’m all about expansion,” he said. “This is the start of my new franchise, and I want to see us do multiple restaurants in different locations.”

The Southern cuisine-centric restaurant was founded by Johnson and his cousin, Anglee Brown, as a food truck service in 2014.

In 2016 the partners opened their first brick-and-mortar location at 3418 Tuckaseegee Road. With the new location just across from UNC Charlotte, Johnson said he hopes the restaurant will be “lounge spot” for customers new and old.

Johnson said Cuzzo’s Cusine II will offer more indoor seating and later operation hours. The restaurant also has applied for a liquor license, he said.


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