Checkers Drive-In opening in Ellicott City
Checkers Drive-In Restaurant Inc., a fast-food chain founded in Mobile, Ala., in 1985, will open its first store in Howard County early next month at 9441 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City.
The drive-in will employ at least 85 people, said the firm's president, Keith Martin.
Checkers uses a standard 14-by-54-foot modular building, featuring twin drive-through lanes and walk-up service. Seating is available on an outdoor patio.
C. Alan Jefferson, vice president and commercial lending officer at the Jefferson Taneytown Bank & Trust Co.'s Columbia office, has been named first runner-up for the "Financial Advocate of the Year" award given by the Small Business Administration. He was nominated by the Howard County Chamber of Commerce. Jefferson also won the Howard County Equal Business Opportunity award for the Outstanding Corporation on Feb. 17.