About Us – The Roasting Company Story

Since 1991, The Roasting Company has provided Charlotte with incredible food at a great value all in a laid-back, unpretentious atmosphere. A rotisserie is simply the appliance used for roasting chicken, hence the name “Roasting Company”. Bell strives to keep things simple; the name, the concept, and the philosophy. High quality, fresh ingredients, great flavor, reasonable prices, excellent service, and a cool atmosphere all contribute to the cult-like following.

The Roasting Company, located on the lively strip of Montford Drive, was founded by owner Doug Bell (in photo) in 1991 after visiting a restaurant in Costa Rica which featured incredible rotisserie chicken and unique, flavorful sauces.

“One of our original partners told me about this place in Costa Rica, and when I went to check it out, I was hooked. We struck a deal to buy their marinade and a few other recipes, and that has been the core of our menu ever since,” Bell said.The Roasting Company has something for everyone: vegetarians, the health conscious, the not-so health conscious, kids, youth, and adults.

Check out our Tap Room with 22 local beers on tap along with wide screen TV’s, jukebox, games, and good times. If you love good food, you won’t regret it.

It’s not every restaurant that can boast a thriving business for over two decades. Come see what the hype is all about!

We have new locations at 122 Oakland Ave., Rock Hill and in Plaza-Midwood at 1332-B Central Ave., Charlotte. See our locations page for live maps. We love your feedback. Send us ideas or suggestions through our online contact form.

What our customers say:

Chicken ala Roasting Company is like your favorite pair of old jeans- soft, comfy, faded, make your butt look good (ok, maybe a bit far). Anyway, it’s the place you can go when you’re so hungry you can’t make up your mind what you want to eat. The place is casual, comfy and has quick counter service. There are a few outside tables, and a big tv always on sports. It’s good for kids, too.” –Yelp

“One of my favorite places in Charlotte. There is nothing fancy about it but I get good food every single time. One of my favorite items is the Chicken and Rice con Queso. But, the thing that I will always order no matter what else they are offering is the Squash Casserole as a side. Good grief it’s amazing! This is great for lunch during the work week or after church. It is usually pretty quick even during busy parts of the day. I need to try more things on the menu but no one I’ve talked to has ordered anything there and not declared their need to come back as soon as possible.” –Yelp

***** (5 stars out of 5) “Best food for the money anywhere. Best meal I’ve had for under ten bucks. Been going here for years and will continue to go there. By far my favorite restaurant on or around montford.” –Trip Advisor

Come check us out for yourself…and don’t let the lines scare you…we are fast!