Behind the restaurant, surrounded by a tall privacy fence, is a large outdoor patio, which will soon be furnished with tables, chairs and umbrellas.
Continuing the car theme, the entrees served at Quick Pit Stop have auto-themed names. There is a Stretch Limo, which includes two hot dogs with tons of toppings including house-made slaw, house-made chili, shredded cheese, kraut and onions. He also offers a sandwich called Pontiac Pork with the meat smoked on site.
Sheets is offering lighter fare with the Subaru Salad -- a bed of organic mixed greens, topped with fresh fruit and grilled chicken. The price of the entrees is still being worked out, but Sheets says they will probably range from $9 to $18.
Sheets said he and the staff strive to serve quality homemade food, from weighing and hand patting each 1/3-pound hamburger patty, to smoking their own pork. The coleslaw and chili are made on-site from top-secret recipes.
In addition to the regular lunch menu, Quick Pit Stop will offer a dinner plate special in the evenings. For example, Thursday night's special was lasagna with garlic bread. In the future, Sheets plans to offer a Sunday buffet-style brunch.
Sheets said a grand-opening celebration will be held from 4 to 6 p.m., Sept. 6, with a local radio station DJ and a giveaway for a pair of Blake Shelton concert tickets.
The restaurant can be rented for parties, and was the locale for the recent Herbert Hoover High School Class of 1978 reunion.
Quick Pit Stop is open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
Reach Autumn D.F. Hopkins at autumn.hopk...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-1249.