Morgantown residents got a sample tasting of a southern West Virginian favorite Monday night.

Tudor's Biscuit World, located in Star City on University Avenue, gave away free sausage biscuits and barbecue sandwiches ahead of its grand opening today.

"We're giving them a little bit of breakfast flavor and a little bit of lunch flavor," said Joe Horvath, co-owner of the restaurant.

Horvath estimated as many as 200 people came in for the free food over the two hour period, with many more getting the food to go.

Though he didn't have specifics on how many sandwiches and biscuits he had given away by press time, the restaurant had prepared as many as 800 for the opening.

The restaurant offers a breakfast-heavy menu, featuring biscuits and omelets, as well as lunch items.

"The people that know it love it," Horvath said. "People have told me it's as West Virginian as white water rafting and pepperoni rolls."

The menu also includes "The Mountaineer," a country ham, potato, egg and cheese biscuit.

For Marshall fans, there's also the "Herd," a sausage, potato, egg and cheese biscuit.

Armed with menus, Horvath greeted customers and asked them what they thought of the free food after they left.

"It's good," said one customer. "Thanks for bringing (Tudor's) to Morgantown."

This is the first Tudor's location in Morgantown.

The restaurant was initially expected to open after Thanksgiving Break, but delays associated with the renovation delayed the launch.

Senior mechanical engineering major Tyler Jacobsen came out Monday for the free sandwiches, familiar with Tudor's from other locations.

"They have fresh breakfast food at a reasonable price," he said.

Tudor's Biscuit World is located at 3071A University Ave. in Star City.

Regular business hours are 5:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Saturday and Sunday 7 a.m. through 2 p.m

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