Butcho’s, Elizabethton’s newest pizza treat

Published 12:39 pm Monday, August 5, 2019

Elizabethton’s latest eatery Butcho’s did not begin with a huge amount of planning and vast investment as is common with larger pizza businesses. However, the break from the yoke of corporate regulations is what gives this locally owned restaurant its charm not to mention contributing to its mouth watering food.

Butcho’s, which is located where Rico’s used to be, came about because its owner and retired musician, Glen “Butch” Edmondson, needed something to do.

“I had become friends with the owner of Rico’s, and told him that I needed something to do since there was no music to be played, and he suggested that I buy his city location since he was out in Stoney Creek now,” said Edmondson.

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Edmondson agreed but did not jump right in willy-nilly. “I did not know anything about making pizzas, let alone running a pizza business,” he said.

So the process that would later result in Butcho’s began at that moment.

The future owner began training, working in Rico’s restaurants in March of 2018 to learn the ropes. He would continue to do this until he purchased the turnkey Broad Street location in November.

Since taking over, Edmondson has only changed the name of the business, however, he still uses Rico’s old recipes for the food.

Edmondson really beams with pride when he says that the New York style pizza is the staple item at his place. What really makes it stand out from the corporate competitors is the cheese. There is really no need to order a pizza at Butcho’s with extra cheese because of the more than generous amount that goes with every item, from the seasoned calzones to the baked spaghetti.

All of the ingredients used to make the items on Butcho’s are fresh and original. The vegetables are prepared several times throughout the day.

Butcho’s also offers made to order burgers, hotdogs and fries.

The current special is a large two topping pizza on Wednesdays for $7.99. And, while it is not on the current menu, Butcho’s now has chicken wings, and plans to add alfredo later.

Recently, Butcho’s added a dining area for guests who have a little time on their hands and want to enjoy their meal indoors.

And for those who are trapped in the office or at home, Butcho’s does deliver to a large area that encompasses the entire city. The eatery does ask that you allow plenty of notice for delivery orders. There is no delivery charge for businesses during lunch.

Rounding off all of the above is the drawing each Friday to win a free pizza.

Butcho’s hours are from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday for lunch and 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. for dinner. Saturday’s hours are 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. The exact location is at 817 Broad Street in Elizabethton across from Food City. Order ahead for dine in, take out or delivery by calling 423-543-1395.