Rocky Top Hospitality Debuts Draft Carolina Burgers & Beers in Raleigh

New Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Opens in Former Hi5 Location at 510 Glenwood Avenue.

Raleigh, NC, May 12, 2011 --( Dean Ogan, owner of Rocky Top Hospitality (, has announced the opening of Draft Carolina Burgers & Beers (, located at 510 Glenwood Ave. in the former Hi5 location. Focused on delivering a fresh and local menu, Draft serves more than 40 North Carolina draft beers, including Rocky Top’s own Mash House beers, and offers casual and affordable fare, featuring gourmet burgers made using fresh, all-natural Blue Ribbon Angus beef from Coastal Cattle Company in Ayden, N.C., where cows are fed all-natural feed, mother’s milk, Bermuda grass and hay twice a day, and no growth hormones, additives, antibiotics or chemical feed are used. The tavern-casual atmosphere includes five 9-foot billiards tables, an 18-foot shuffleboard table, video games and HD televisions throughout the restaurant.

“I am excited to introduce Draft Carolina Burgers & Beers to downtown Raleigh,” said Ogan. “We are committed to keeping it fresh and local from our burgers to our beers, serving only North Carolina brewed beers of premium quality and character as well as creating delicious food made from local fresh ingredients.

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About Rocky Top Hospitality:
Rocky Top Hospitality has been devoted to improving Raleigh, North Carolina’s local dining scene since 1998, when its first restaurant opened. Dean Ogan has been the driving force behind five different restaurant concepts under the Rocky Top Hospitality name. These restaurants include The Twisted Fork Grill, Market & Bar, The Red Room Tapas Lounge, Draft Carolina Burgers & Beers, The Mash House Brewery & Chophouse, Tribeca Tavern, and Rocky Top Catering & Events, a thriving events facility and catering business. Rocky Top Hospitality builds restaurants from the menu-out, so the emphasis is always on the food and how to create an experience not found anywhere else. For more information, visit

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