From a big, juicy patty to all the toppings that come with it, there’s nothing quite like biting into a delicious burger. Have you ever wondered, though, where you can find the best burgers in the United States? Lucky for us here at Larry Jay Mitsubishi, the best burgers in the nation can be found right in our wonderful state of North Carolina, at Al’s Burger Shack.
Located in Chapel Hill, about two hours away from us here in Charlotte, Al’s was recently awarded the title of Best Burgers in America from Food & Wine magazine and Trip Advisor. It received this award after Trip Advisor analyzed millions of user reviews and rankings. It came out on top mostly due to its signature burger — the Bobo Chili Cheeseburger — which comes toped with chili sauce, coleslaw, onion, yellow mustard, and American cheese.
Beyond its food, Al’s is worth a visit just for the atmosphere alone. Because of its location right in the heart of the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill’s campus, this eatery has a laidback feel that is only enhanced by its shack-like décor and its super-friendly staff.
So, if you’re hankering for a delicious burger and find yourself with your time, we here at Larry Jay’s think it’s a great idea to hop in your Mitsubishi and head to Al’s.
If you are looking for a fun way to spend an afternoon this month, you should drive to Mt. Airy and have lunch at the oldest diner in North Carolina. Snappy Lunch served its first meal on North Main Street in 1923 and has been doing it almost every day in the same spot ever since.
When the diner first opened, the town’s population was under 5,000. Today, that number has more than doubled with an estimated 10,347 residents in Mt. Airy. In addition, the area gets its fair share of tourists looking for a taste of Mayberry — the fictional town made famous by Mt. Airy’s own Andy Griffith.
Griffith used to eat at the diner as a young boy and mentioned it frequently in interviews. It even earned a mention in The Andy Griffith Show, making it a key stopping point for fans of the show.
When visiting Snappy Lunch, most people choose the house specialty, the pork chop sandwich. It is a big slab of pork, topped with coleslaw, and squeezed between two buns. It is just as big, messy, and delicious as it sounds.
The diner is opened for breakfast and lunch six days a week. Locals know that if there is still a line at closing time, the diner will stay open until it has served everyone.
North Carolina has its fair share of pools and beaches, but there’s nothing quite like a waterpark. If you’re looking for a fun day trip to take in your new Mitsubishi from us here at Larry Jay Mitsubishi, the first place you drive to should be the Wet N Wild waterpark in Greensboro. Just an hour or so away from Charlotte, this venue will have the whole family keeping cool and happy in the summertime.
Featuring over 36 different water slides and rides sprawling over 42 acres, Wet N Wild hosts year-round events, is great for accommodating groups and birthday parties, and even lets visitors rent their own private cabana for the day. Older swimmers will enjoy adrenaline-pumping rides like the devil’s drop, while the kids can splash and play in Leisure Lagoon, Splash Island, and Shipwreck Cove.
Curb your hunger and quench your thirst onsite with tasty fare like turkey legs and ice cream. Before you head home, stop by the gift shop to grab some souvenirs to help commemorate your visit.
For more ways to stay cool this summer, contact us at Larry Jay Mitsubishi. We can also set you up with a test drive, if you’re in the market for a new family-hauler to transport you on new adventures.
Now that you’re a proud new owner of a reliable, capable, and fun, Mitsubishi, it’s time to mituplan some road trips. After all, there’s no better way to get to know your new car than taking it along for a day trip with family or friends. Pack a picnic, put on your hiking boots, and get together your hiking companions for a drive out to the Twin Trestle Trail.
The Twin Trestle Trailhead is just about an hour away from Charlotte, North Carolina. At just over three miles both ways, it’s a short enough hike to enjoy on a casual day trip, and even works well with kids if they’re adventurous. It’s a good trail for a wide range of skill levels, and is open all year. Twin Trestle Trail is also dog-friendly, as long as your pet is on a leash.
This particular hike in North Carolina gets its name from the trestles left behind from the Norfolk Southern Railroad. The trail follows the path of a river, and architectural trestles remain from where the railroad bridge crossed the river. The structures are interesting and beautiful, and the hike itself crosses some fun paths like a swinging suspension bridge. Twin Trestle Trail is a great place to enjoy birdwatching, or to spot wildlife, so plan to enjoy a leisurely stroll on this gorgeous North Carolina hike.
If you’re in need of a new vehicle to transport you on daily commutes and weekend excursions, stop by Larry Jay Mitsubishi to browse our current inventory.
When a new car is born, a new advertising campaign is born as well. It’s one of the best and most efficient ways to spread the news about a fresh addition to the lineup. Mitsubishi recently shared some information about its upcoming ad campaign for the all-new Eclipse Cross.
The campaign is called “A Classic Reborn,” an apt title considering the circumstances surrounding the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, a crossover that slots between the Mitsubishi Outlander and the Outlander Sport models. While its design may be new, its name is not. The original Mitsubishi Eclipse was a beloved sports sedan that was discontinued a few years back.
But the new Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross was designed to meet more current needs. It’s still sporty in performance and appearance, but can accommodate lifestyles that require additional benefits of a crossover. That’s what Mitsubishi intends to share in its “A Classic Reborn” ad campaign, which will appear on its YouTube Channel and major television networks. Violin and piano play “I Wanna Rock” by Twisted Sister over shots of the Eclipse Cross driving in the night. The mysterious ad will engage the attention of viewers, letting them know that there’s a new Mitsubishi in town.
If you want a happy life with a nice home, good jobs and schools, beautiful scenery, and a high quality of life, you might be inclined to look at the “2018 Best Places to Live” list put together by U.S. News & World Report. If you do take a look, you’ll see that this year’s list includes five North Carolina cities. We couldn’t be prouder!
The highest ranked North Carolina city was Raleigh-Durham, which earned a spot at 13. Charlotte was close behind as number 22, with Asheville on its tail at number 24. Winston-Salem came in at number 43 and Greensboro at number 60.
Some of the biggest factors that go into creating the “Best Places to Live” list include affordability and quality of life. People value finding cities where nice homes are available in a reasonable price range, but they also want areas that are filled with social events, entertainment, delicious restaurants, and lively bars. Each of these North Carolina cities has its own share of qualities that many people look for in a home community. We’re curious about what next year’s list will bring, but we feel confident that Charlotte will continue to be a cherished metropolitan area.
The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution was one of the most beloved Mitsubishi models. This sports sedan had a big following, but it wasn’t enough to keep it in production. The last Evo rolled off the line in 2016. However, we have learned that there is a chance the Mitsubishi Evo is coming back, but in a new form.
Recently, in an interview with Motor1, Mitsubishi’s UK managing director, Lance Bradley, indicated that the Evo nameplate could make a comeback. If it did make a return, he claimed that it would be different than the previous Evo models.
“Our focus is on SUVs and electrified drivetrains, but it’s possible that there could be an option for a more performance-orientated version of one of the models,” Bradley elaborated. “The hybrid market is still developing, but an electric drivetrain is usually quicker than an internal combustion powertrain, so you can have some very exciting electrified drivetrains.”
Bradley went on to say that Evo fans are very attached to the model’s name. If Mitsubishi did resurrect the Evo moniker, it would need to be very careful with its choice. We would expect to see something spectacular that would be true to this ride’s heritage.
While most of us want to drive fuel-efficient cars, they often come with a big price premium, especially fuel-efficient crossovers. That isn’t the case with the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV.
The Outlander PHEV is an affordable plug-in hybrid that costs a lot less than its luxury hybrid counterparts, even before any tax incentives are considered. Even with its low cost, the Outlander PHEV comes well-equipped with features including leather seating, Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatibility, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, Bluetooth® connectivity, and heated front seats.
It is powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and a pair of 60-kilowatt electric motors. Combined, the hybrid powertrain has an output of 197 horsepower. When fully charged, Mitsubishi says the Outlander PHEV has an electric driving range of 22 miles. Recharging can be done in a variety of ways, but when using DC fast-charging, you can get up to an 80% charge in less than half an hour.
The Outlander PHEV also comes standard with Super All-Wheel Control for superior handling in all road conditions. Inside, the cabin offers seating for five passengers with plenty of room for cargo in the rear.
On March 17, we all get to be a little bit Irish and join in the fun of St. Patrick’s Day! If you are looking for some places to have some fun, here are the best places to go for St. Patrick’s Day in Charlotte. Just remember, if your plans include drinking, make sure you have a designated driver or call yourself an Uber.
Patrick’s Day Parade. On Saturday, March 17, Charlotte will host its 22nd annual St. Patrick’s Day parade. It steps off at 11 a.m. at N. Tyron St. and 9th Street in Charlotte. After the parade, there is a grand festival with live music, delicious food, and local vendors.
Pub Crawl. Get your friends together and join in the 18th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl. This unique event on March 17, lets you experience a lot of uptown Charlotte. Wear your green t-shirt (your ticket to the pubs), and spend the day eating, drinking, and having fun.
Kids Craft. For a more family-friendly event, visit Summerfield Farms on St. Patrick’s Day from 2 to 3 p.m., and your kids can make a shamrock necklace and leprechaun mask.
Luck of the Irish 5K. If you want to get a run in before your party, sign up for this virtual 5K. You get to choose your route and when you run the race. You will get a medal and bib in the mail.