DECATUR — One of Decatur’s newest restaurants is already expanding.
On Friday, Dboe’s Chicken and Waffles will be opening a new location at 137 S. Jasper St. in Decatur.
The first restaurant, at 3777 N. Woodford St., opened to the public at the beginning of the year.
“This way, I will be able to cover most of the Decatur area,” said owner Darrell Holloway.
Occupying the building that once housed Baloo’s BBQ, the new restaurant will be open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. It will be closed on Sundays.
Dboe’s offers pick-up and drive-through options with a few seats available in the dining area.
Chicken and waffles will continue to be the staple for the business. However, the staff is gaining a reputation for their wings as well.
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Traditional and boneless wings along with chicken strips and catfish are available with a choice of rubs and sauces including hot sauce, mild sauce, barbecue, hot barbecue, lemon pepper, hot lemon pepper, garlic Parmesan, hot garlic Parmesan and Holloway’s secret sauce. “It’s our own creation,” he said.
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The business is near other investments along Jasper Street. A Shell gas station has been built at the former Eastwood Downtown Finer Foods location at Jasper and Wood streets. Signage for Big Sharks Fish & Chicken also is visible at Jasper and Prairie Avenue.
Before Holloway decided to expand, he felt ready to add several unique foods to the menu.
New for their customers are a pastry item called Pizza Puffs. Added side dishes include fried pickle chips, curly fries, and french fries with sauces such as ranch sriracha, and dips including buffalo ranch cheese and, again, the restaurant’s secret sauce.
The food is made to order with fresh ingredients. Because of the technique in creating the extra sweet waffles and chicken, orders may take awhile to prepare.
The new location is a positive sign for Holloway, who quit his job to open his business.
“I went all in,” he said. “It’s a gamble.”