Rise in Durham (Photos, Menu, Reviews & Ratings)


Address: 8200 Renaissance Pkwy STE 1003, Durham, NC 27713

Phone: (919) 248-2992

Price: $

Menu: View Online

Rating: 4.2

Website: https://risebiscuitschicken.com/locations/durham/

What Time Does Rise Open?

Saturday,: 7AM to 2PM

Sunday,: 7AM to 2PM

Monday,: 7AM to 2PM

Tuesday,: 7AM to 2PM

Wednesday,: 7AM to 2PM

Thursday,: 7AM to 2PM

Friday,: 7AM to 2PM

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Rise Reviews

Robby Birdsong (birdblue4u2)

I’ve been eating here since they first opened. It just keeps getting better. Their ability to serve a tremendous amount of people at once is mind-blowing. Right up there with Chick-fil-A if not faster. And omg that bacon, egg and cheese is the bomb.

Sarah Thomason

The new self order station is very hard to navigate. They don’t offer the cheddar biscuit upgrade for some of their options. If you want to customize your biscuit you have to order stuff on the side and add it to your biscuit yourself. The build a biscuit ends up being 3 or 4 dollars more if you try to build the one you want instead of ordering extra sides to add to an existing biscuit

They also don’t do any of their biscuit or donut specials anymore, which was part of the reason I started coming here years ago.

The staff was very nice and helpful, but this place isn’t what it used to be. Generally not worth the money anymore.

$25 for two biscuits and 2 sides. And I have to build mine myself.

Very frustrating experience. Won’t be coming back any time soon.

Trianna Williams

Food is always fresh and yummy! I ordered fries, cheese grits and buttermilk bacon, egg and cheese biscuit online for pick-up.
The food was ready super quick and my fries were fresh and hot.
My grits and buttermilk biscuit are always so good! I absolutely love this place! I live only 5 minutes away and it is a pleasure to order breakfast for a quick visit.

Amy Sonder

OMG! I thought this place would be overhyped by my friends who had recently moved down to Chapel Hill and I’m so happy to say that it was not. We ordered online in advance because this place is, rightfully, busy nearly every morning. Picking up the order is a bit unique because you go in and open up a locker that has your order in it; it’s heated and keeps the food warm.

I had the Nashville Hot Chicken and it was PHENOMENAL! The chicken was so juicy and cooked perfectly, the biscuit was incredible and the sauce was very spicy. My friend who always gets the buffalo chicken said the Nashville Hot was much spicier so order whichever of the two you think your palate can handle. My mouth is watering just thinking of this sandwich. Order here and you won’t be disappointed.

Mary Neeley

Recommended to us by many folks, finally gave it a try. This review is for the south point location. If you’ve never been, the store front is very tiny. Everything is ordered either through a kiosk or you scan the QR code and place your order online. I love this business model as you don’t feel like you have to rush for the people in line behind you. We actually placed our order online while standing in line for the kiosk (we’re newbs, def faster to order ahead of time). On a Sunday morning it took about 10 minutes from order to pickup, with lots of people taking their orders to go. I had the sausage blueberry biscuit and a chocolate frosted donut. I was totally oblivious and did not realize that the blueberry biscuit is glazed/frosted. I’m not saying it’s a bad thing but it was overkill for me with a donut on the side. The donuts are alright; my donut was both glazed with chocolate frosting on top of the glaze. My partner had the Nashville chicken biscuit; he said it was decent. He also got the glazed blueberry biscuit on the side. So my takeaways: we will def eat here again; great way to get sweet and savory breakfast together; don’t come here if you want healthy breakfast.

Sophia Alexandria

Not bad for a breakfast chicken spot. I did enjoy my southern breakfast chicken sandwich. The cheese on it was a bit tart for me. But overall it was a good sandwich. I enjoyed the cheesy grits. The okra was not bad. The fried green tomato wasn’t my favorite and I love fried green tomatoes. I wish the batter was more cornmealish.

Jessica Phillips

Rise is one of my go-to breakfast spots! My favorite is the “Which Came First” biscuit and gravy meal and I can’t say enough about the blueberry biscuit! YUM!!! Their food is consistently delicious and the online ordering process is so easy. I love the take-out food lockers…I can walk in and grab my order in seconds.

Amit Bhatia

Yum – bought it for the office. Everyone loved this place. Chicken biscuits were super popular and went fast. I had the egg (scrambled) and avocado on biscuit and it was yummy.

Sgt. Mittens

One star for major inconsistency. Sometimes it’s perfect, but sometimes it’s overcooked and cold. Another issue is the “Cheerwine” donuts. I learned after two bites that it’s not like the Krispy Kreme version that’s made with real Cheerwine, it’s just cherry icing on a plain donut with a cherry in the middle. I’m not sure if “Robby Birdsong” gets paid to post his reviews, but what he’s saying is mostly not true if you’re a regular.

Dustin Klein

Rise is relying on their reputation without delivering the quality that initially made them popular. Rise used bake a huge assortment of delicious and creative donuts, the best you could find anywhere. Today, the selection is less than half what it used to be as they are pushing other products like breakfast sandwiches and coffee. Not only has the donut selection dwindled, but so has the quality. Today, Rise bakes a very ordinary donut, comparable to a grocery store bakery. The one thing Rise has retained is their premium pricing with donuts prices ranging from $1.50 for glazed and up to $3.00 for specialty pastries. They are definitely not that good. As they’ve shrunk their donut lineup, they’ve expanded their breakfast sandwich lineup. I got a bacon, egg, and cheese biscuit for $5. It would have been good, except they use that fake processed cheese (which I personally hate) and it ruined the sandwich. $5 for a breakfast sandwich is bordering on expensive, but when the sandwich is horrifyingly similar to McDonalds, there’s no reason to pay a premium. Three years ago, Rise was my breakfast tradition every weekend. I would have given them 10 out of 5 stars. Today, there’s nothing remarkable to recommend and their demise is a genuine tragedy.

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