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If the name Dalton’s rings a bell, it should: Kelly’s grandparents, Raymond L. (known as R.L.) and Ida Belle Dalton owned many area restaurants dating back to the 1960s. The well-known Dalton’s Chicken opened in 1990 on South Main Street after R.L. bought the building, installing Kelly’s aunt Patsy Dalton Akridge as manager. After a number of successful years at that first location, the CVS corporation came in and offered to buy that corner lot. The Daltons agreed to sell as the building was old and needed a lot of work. The Daltons built a new restaurant at 715 Rowland Drive. One year later, in 2006, Dalton’s Chicken re-opened, yet again under Aunt Patsy’s management. Sadly, Dalton’s Chicken closed its doors in March 2013, and although Kelly’s dad Bobby Dalton and uncle Lewayne Dalton still owned the building, they subsequently leased the space to a series of small businesses over the years.
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To understand Kelly’s motivation, it helps to know a little more about his background. Parents Bobby and Pat Dalton raised their four children in the restaurant business, and all of the kids learned how to cook and run the family business. But Kelly felt the connection a little more deeply than his siblings and always knew he would open a restaurant someday.
All four of the Dalton children entered other fields upon reaching adulthood, including Kelly who worked in the poultry industry for Sanderson Farms for 15 years. (Kelly jokes that he’ll now be going from raising and processing chickens to cooking them.) But Kelly always had the idea of opening a restaurant. “It’s in my blood, always has been.” As for just when he would open a Dalton’s restaurant, “It was my Plan B.”
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