Hazel's Take Out open for business
Rockland — Those in search of home-style chili, burgers weighing more than 5 ounces, homemade iced tea, and more now have to go no further than Hazel's Take Out, located near the intersection of Old County Road and Route 17 in Rockland.
The take-out store, owned and operated by Mark and Maria Wilkinson, opened for business Thursday, July 31, and will stay open until mid-October. The stand will be open Mondays through Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The couple has owned and operated seven businesses. The first was Townline Market in Rockland, which they opened in 1982, and Kaler's Korner Market, which is just feet away from Hazel's Take Out. They sold Kaler's Korner Market two years ago and took a trip to the western United States before coming back to Maine to develop the land and build the Hazel's Take Out building.
Food offered at Hazel's Take Out stand also includes sweet sausage, fries, lobster rolls, hot dogs, and onion rings. There are picnic tables on location.
Mark Wilkinson is optimistic about business. "We've had so many people stop in already," he said, before it had even opened.
He added that him, his wife, and a family friend, who will also be working at the take-out stand, have more than 100 years' combined experience in the food service industry.