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Ward’s in Kiln will employ dozens and is slated to open early next year

Ward’s is opening a restaurant in Kiln, Mississippi.
Ward’s is opening a restaurant in Kiln, Mississippi. Facebook

Kiln’s first fast-food restaurant with a drive-thru may be open for business by the beginning of 2018.

Ward’s announced on Facebook last week that they’d be opening a spot in Kiln, but didn’t give many other details.

Shelley Sullivan, spokesperson for Ward’s Franchise restaurants, said the new location will open at the corner of Mississippi 603 and Kiln-DeLisle Road, in the heart of the Kiln.

Sullivan said the company is hoping to open in about 6 months.

“There are several factors beyond our control that could speed up or slow down that estimate,” Sullivan said.

The Kiln location will be open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday to Saturday. On Sundays, Ward’s will open one hour later, at 7 a.m., and close at 10 p.m.

Sullivan said Ward’s will employ about 30 full-time or part-time employees.

Ward’s joins a several other eateries in the Kiln, including Dempsey’s Steak and Seafood, Dolly’s Quick Stop, Mr. Wok, Cruise-In Cafe, the Lazy Magnolia Brewery Cafe and Dockside.

Justin Mitchell: 228-604-0705, @JustinMitchell_