Oct 08th, 2014

Found @High Point, Not @Home: 8 Southern Brands you NTK

High Point University is home to students from 46 states and 30 countries – we’re a melting pot of cultures and traditions.

Since 80% of the student body is from outside of the Old North State, there’s a lot of Carolina culture that seems foreign at first. And just as the north prizes their Old Bay and Wawa,we Southerners have our brands we just can’t live without.

As Southern hospitality dictates, we’re going to let y’all in on some of our favorite BRITS – brands raised in the south. So that when your roommate asks if you want to make a Cookout run at midnight, you aren’t prepared for a backyard event.

We’re sure you’ll find something that melts your butter.

  1. Cheerwine: Hold your horses – it’s not an alcoholic beverage. NC may be the birthplace of other sodas, but no other comes close to Cheerwine. Your first sip of this bubbly cherry soda will leave you grinning. Cheerwine is served on tap at The Point – but only at the bar!

And when your on fall, spring, winter or summer break: the Cheerwine Finder.


  1. Chick-fil-A: only the best fast food establishment on this side of eternity, Chick-Fil-A is the birthplace of the chicken sandwich. Their delicious, juicy chicken filet is placed on a buttered bun with pickles and paired with fresh-cut waffle fries and soft-serve ice cream – and it simply can’t be duplicated. And lucky you, Chick-Fil-A is within walking distance of your dorm room in the Slane Student Center! (Be advised—Chick-Fil-A is not open on Sundays.)


  1. Cookout: Established in HPU’s own backyard, Greensboro, NC, Cookout is a privately owned fast food chain in North Carolina, Tennessee, South Carolina, Virginia and Georgia that “cooks outdoors style” over a charcoal grill. Cookout is home to the famous “Cookout Tray” (take note that you can get a corndog as a side dish), served with a “huge” Cheerwine over chipped ice. But their real headliners are the milkshakes. And you aren’t confined to the menu – Cookout will gladly make any combination of milkshakes – whatever you’ve got a hankerin’ for. (I like the Orange Push-Up with pineapples.) Did I mention the dollar menu? Less than 3 miles from campus.

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  1. Harris Teeter: Founded in North Carolina in the 1960s, Harris Teeter is a grocery store chain that is now present in eight states and Washington, D.C. But much like HPU, Harris Teeter has maintained it’s family-business, customer-oriented feel. There is a neighborhood Harris Teeter located two miles from campus – and there’s an in-store Starbucks. They also have an open salad bar to go, and $4.99 foot long made-to-order subs on Fridays! But we’ll let Buzzfeed speak for us.

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  1. Biscuitville: The sun rises in the east, the moon revolves around the earth, and Southerners love biscuits – it’s science. Biscuitville began in Burlington, N.C. (another close neighbor to High Point), and currently operates in North Carolina and Virginia. B-Ville’s legendary biscuits sandwich many southern favorites, like country ham, bacon, sausage (patties and links), bologna, and pimento cheese – the possibilities are endless. After you partner your biscuit with a hash brown, country potatoes or grits, it’s simply not possible to have a bad day! Biscuitville is 2.5 miles from campus.

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  1. Krispy Kreme: The pride of Winston-Salem, N.C., Krispy Kremehas been a beloved staple of Carolina since 1937. Krispy Kreme is now present in 21 international markets, and rivals Dunkin’ Donuts as America’s favorite doughnut. And if you don’t understand the significance of the words “original glazed” or “hot now,” don’t worry – you soon will. KK is located 1.5 miles from campus.

P.S. Take a look at the Krispy Kreme Challenge.

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And for those of you die-hard Dunkin’ Donuts patriots, you will find sweet relief in knowing there is also a DD only 2 miles from campus.


  1. Bojangles: Established in Charlotte, N.C., Bojangles is a chicken and biscuits restaurant with a Cajun shtick. The popular Cajun Filet biscuit is a crunchy, spicy chicken breast on a made from scratch biscuit served with Cajun fries. In the south, we take our fried chicken seriously – and Bojangles is seriously the best. Bojangles is not in 10 states – and there’s one only 3 miles from campus. It’s Bo Time.

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  1. Texas Pete: Don’t let the name fool you – Texas Pete hot sauce is a product of the Garner family in Winston-Salem, N.C. In a longstanding battle for the title of “wing king,” Texas Pete has 80 years or history and secret recipes behind it’s iconic flavor. But don’t even think about offering Tabasco.



We’ll save barbeque for another day.

Whether you’re country as a butter bean or a transplant that saw the light, I think we can all agree that God blessed Cookout with the best milkshakes this side of the Mason Dixon.

Welcome to North Carolina, y’all. High Point University is proud to be a North Carolinian – we hope you love the Tarheel State as much as we do.


Go ahead and learn the lyrics to Wagon Wheel.





Taylor Higgins

Admissions Marketing Coordinator