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Meet the Team: Mariah McCafferty


To celebrate #5yearsofcornershop, we wanted to introduce some of the awesome team members that make the place what it is. Say hi to them the next time you come in!

Name: Mariah McCafferty

Job: Server at Chuck’s

Hometown: Fayetteville, NC

How long have you worked at the Cornershop? 1 year

What do you like about your job? The people. Everyone fits together, and the environment trickles down from the management--everyone is unique but aligns. The team is friendly, happy in their jobs, and they care about the work.

Favorite team memory? I was working one day when it was snowing, and Ashley came in that morning with Rise donuts and coffee for the whole team. I thought that was pretty awesome.

When you’re not working, you’re probably….Doing something outside.

What would you tell a visitor to do while in Raleigh? Definitely eat at one of the AC Restaurants properties, and walk around the grounds of the NCMA.

What’s your favorite thing on the menu? Veggie burger, no pickles, add shredded lettuce.

Your secret talent is? I took bagpipe lessons. I don't know if I can still play, but I used to. I’m also pretty good at coming up with puns.

Want to work with us? Apply here.


The Cornershop Turns Five!

It’s hard to believe it, but Beasley’s Chicken + Honey turned five last week, and Chuck’s and Fox Liquor Bar will follow in September. Our team collectively refers to these three spots as The Cornershop: though they each operate independently, the close proximity (they literally share one kitchen) means that the hardworking teams frequently collaborate and multi-task between spots.

So over the next few weeks (until September) we’re celebrating the Cornershop as a whole, by highlighting some of the team members, sharing a few off-the-menu items that we love, and reminiscing on this special place by asking you for your best Cornershop stories. In the process, we’ll be offering a few special giveaways to thank our regulars and supporters for sticking with us and becoming part of the Cornershop family. Here’s how you can join the festivities:

Eat Your Way Through the Hall of Fame

From now through September 11, we’ll be offering a special “hall of fame” item at each shop. Those who post Instagram photos of any Hall of Fame item with the hashtag #5yearsofcornershop will be entered to win a dinner at Beasley’s for 4 people with Ashley Christensen.

  • cornershop5year_chickenBeasley’s: The OG Chicken Sandwich Fried chicken thigh on a potato roll with shredded iceberg lettuce, and special sauce
  • cornershop5year_pimentoburgerChuck’s: The Pimento Burger Flat-top seared patty with melted pimento cheese, lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise
  • kentuckymaid_KaitlynGoalenFox: The Kentucky Maid Bourbon, lime juice, cucumber, mint


Tell Us Your Cornershop Story!

Got a great story about Beasley’s, Chuck’s or Fox? We want to hear it! We’ll be sharing your best stories throughout the coming weeks by emailing us at








James Beard Award 2019Outstanding Chef James Beard Award 2014Best Chef: Southeast
2019 James Beard AwardOutstanding Chef 2014 James Beard AwardBest Chef: Southeast
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