Waco: New restaurant set to open in transformed automotive shop

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WACO, Texas (KWTX) A brick and mortar restaurant that was a dream years in the making for the operator of a popular local food truck officially opens for business Wednesday in the transformed Big Green Automotive Shop at South 11th Street and Franklin Avenue in downtown Waco.

Milo All Day owner Corey McEntyre. (Staff photo)

The doors to Milo All Day open at 8 a.m. Wednesday.

“Our food is going to be great. Our drinks will be great. Our experience is going to be great,” said chef and owner Corey McEntyre.

“But the main thing we're selling is hospitality.”

“I think there are a lot of great places here in Waco,” he said

“Some are more fried oriented or barbecue oriented and I love barbecue. I could eat it every day. But, I’m excited to bring that freshness to Waco and in a different perspective on local ingredients and seasonal ingredients as well.”

The restaurant will serve a full menu from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day of the week except Tuesdays.

The menu will include everything from eggs and burgers to salads and fine dining and of course the biscuit that started it all.

“Number one best biscuit in the world, in my opinion,” McEntyre said.

“It's my grandmothers biscuit recipe and so we're offering that in a couple different ways throughout the day.

McEntyre says Milo All day will be much more than a typical restaurant, offering a coffee bar, pastry counter, bar, wine, craft beer store, cheese shop, and a butcher shop.

But above all, he says, the restaurant will give people a place to gather no matter the hour.

“I want people to know that this wasn't built to be a special occasion place. This was built to be your everyday place. Your all-day place. Your neighborhood restaurant,” McEntyre said.

“I want people to feel comfortable spending $10 or $100.”

Renovations on the building started in November and until just a few weeks ago, McEntyre continued to operate the popular food truck, but for now, he’ll offer everything at Milo All Day.

“I love the location. I love the building we’re in because it's so open. It’s so fresh. I definitely think it feels comfortable in here. It makes you feel welcome.”

Milo All day will have a friends and family night Tuesday night before officially opening to the public Wednesday morning.