Maybell restaurant cooking up sweet treats for sweethearts
MAYBELL — A restaurant in Maybell is throwing a Valentine’s Day party, one of many new promotions created to attract business.
“I remember that Valentine’s Day was no fun when I was single. I encourage singles to come out and have fun, but anyone who wants to come out can attend,” said restaurateur Trish Stauffer.
Stauffer owns Grandma’s Kitchen, a restaurant in Maybell, and Granny’s Sweet Treats, a catering company that creates individual desserts.
She’s opening the restaurant from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14 to hold a party, complete with karaoke and door prizes.
“Well have a sandwich buffet with special sliders and special deserts from Granny’s Sweet Treats. We just want to have fun,” Stauffer said.
The party is one of many new offerings designed to tempt people to travel to Maybell for a meal or a treat.
Specials are already planned for St. Patrick’s Day, and hot cross buns will be on offer during the Lenten season around Easter.
“We’re trying to pull people out here to Maybell,” Stauffer said.
Re-launching Granny’s Sweet Treats — a business she started 10 years ago but had to close when her mother became ill — is another way Stauffer hopes to increase business.
She makes individual teacakes, cream puffs and baklava, “things that you can pick up with your fingers,” for catered events and for sale at the restaurant.
“Our focus is individual deserts. I don’t like to do really big cakes,” Stauffer said.
Many of the restaurant’s loyal customers are truck drivers, so Stauffer is also working to open the large parking lot behind the restaurant to overnight truck traffic. And, she created a “Frequent Fueler Incentive Card” — diners with a card buy nine meals to receive the 10th meal free.
“We’ve got a really good response with that. In three weeks, we’ve given away about seven meals already. People seem to really like the idea,” Stauffer said.
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