Lizard’s Thicket offers traditional Southern New Years Day meal

December 28, 2023

Lizards Thicket will serve thousands of servings of collard greens, black-eyed peas, and pork chops on New Year’s Day at their 13 restaurants in the Midlands and their Florence location. These dishes are all staples of a traditional Southern New Year’s Day meal said to bring luck and wealth for the coming year.

Last year on New Year’s Day, Lizard’s Thicket diners ordered over 5,300 pork chops and 8,500 servings of black-eyed peas. The restaurant also sold over 9,000 servings of fresh collard greens, all from Rawls Farm in Lexington, S.C.

New Year’s Day has been Lizard’s Thicket’s busiest day of the calendar year for several years running, and the restaurant anticipates similar crowds at their restaurants on Monday, Jan 1, 2024.

All Lizard’s Thicket locations open on New Year’s Day at 6 a.m. for breakfast and begin serving lunch, including pork chops, black-eyed peas and collard greens at 11 a.m. A plate consisting of a meat and three vegetable sides is available for $11.99.


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