Showmars has served the Carolinas with fresh, made-to-order food in a casual and family friendly environment since the Independence Boulevard location first opened its doors in 1982.
Showmars’ founder, George Couchell (affectionately known as “Mr. C”), immigrated to the US from Greece as a young boy and grew up working in his family’s restaurant. After graduating from Duke University and serving as a Naval Officer, he decided to follow his dream of opening a restaurant that was truly unique to the Queen City.
Mr. C founded Showmars with an innovative idea; to combine fast-food and formal dining. Customers would order and pay for their food at the counter, while a friendly wait staff would serve them at the table. Showmars’ wide range of menu flavors appealed to a large customer base in variety and value, while maintaining a fresh and fast guarantee.