Brunch lovers rejoice—all-day breakfast restaurant Ruby Sunshine is coming to Charlotte’s South End neighborhood. Located at 332 W. Bland Street, Ruby Sunshine will offer Big Easy twists on Southern brunch classics, including benedicts, pancakes and French Toast, as well as eye-opening cocktails.

The restaurant—which will be the first Ruby Sunshine location to open in North Carolina—is the latest concept from Ruby Slipper Restaurant Group; the collective behind the acclaimed New Orleans-based eatery Ruby Slipper Café.

“We’re looking forward to introducing the Charlotte community to Ruby Sunshine and the New Orleans flair that our restaurants are famous for,” said owner Jennifer Weishaupt. “Charlotte is known for its thriving and eclectic culinary scene, and we could not be more excited to be a part of it.”

Nestled in a historic building in the South End’s burgeoning Gold District, the 5,000-square-foot restaurant will offer a vibrant and inviting atmosphere for nearby families, residents, area-professionals and visitors to enjoy. With indoor and outdoor seating available, the restaurant will be able to comfortably accommodate 187 guests and will also feature original 1920s-architectural details such as exposed brick and timber beams that pay homage to the building’s historic past.


Founded in post-Katrina New Orleans, Jennifer and Erich Weishaupt revitalized a blighted corner store into a cozy restaurant, with the hope that it would help draw people back to the community – and that’s exactly what it did. In the eleven years since opening that neighborhood storefront, the number of restaurants have grown but the same powerful sense of homecoming is still present in each location. Both Ruby Slipper Cafe and Ruby Sunshine restaurants remain owned and operated by the original founders. They serve creative twists on brunch classics and eye-opening cocktails seven days a week.


The menu will echo the one at Ruby Slipper Café, featuring award-winning New Orleans twists on Southern breakfast staples like BBQ Shrimp & Grits, Eggs Cochon Benedict and Bananas Foster Pain Perdu, as well as morning time cocktails like the Brandy Milk Punch, Morning Margarita, Mimosas and, of course, their award winning Bloody Marys. Ruby Sunshine incorporates fresh and local ingredients in its inspired menu whenever possible and is looking forward to partnering with local purveyors in North Carolina.

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