December 17, 2021
UofSC grad opens new breakfast spot
Kevin White ’05 is a South Carolina native who has decided to give back to his community by opening up the new breakfast spot, The Flying Biscuit.
White graduated from the University of South Carolina in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and later earned his master’s in Leadership and Education at Columbia College. After graduation, White remained in Columbia to develop a Pre-K program for students in the area and currently works as an Administrator in Hammond School right here in Columbia. White loved the idea of becoming an educator but had dreams of owning his own business.
In 2020, White became a franchise owner of the well-known breakfast spot, The Flying Biscuit. “I always wanted to own my own business—I just didn’t know what that was,” White said. “I was eating at a Flying Biscuit years ago and I really liked the atmosphere, so two years ago I decided to purchase the franchise with my husband.”
With more than 25 locations in Georgia, Alabama, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina and Texas, White knew The Flying Biscuit would be a great addition to Five Points and the local community. With the rise of the pandemic, White had to hit pause on the development of the franchise but is ready to get started and finally open their doors at 936 Harden Street.
“I hope it will be a great spot for University of South Carolina students,” White said. “I loved going to school at UofSC and that’s why I ultimately decided to stay in Columbia. With The Flying Biscuit opening in Five Points we hope students will come by.”
With a background in psychology, White hopes this additional career path will allow him to engage with the community and get the opportunity to talk to more people in the city as they enjoy a meal. White is glad he and his husband can contribute and give back to the community like the University of South Carolina did for him. White hopes to open the doors for everyone in early December and plans to open another location in Lexington in the coming years. White encourages everyone to try the creamy grits and promises they won’t be a disappointment.