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Famous Toastery owners have memorable opening

By Jim Fair, Editor
Published on Wednesday, July 19, 2017

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Famous Toastery features breakfast and lunch.
 

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Famous Toastery features breakfast and lunch.

 



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Stuffed French Toast with strawberries.
 
 

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Stuffed French Toast with strawberries.

 

 



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Wraps will also be featured in a to-go picnic style lunch.
 

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Wraps will also be featured in a to-go picnic style lunch.

 



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The restaurant is located on Poinsett Plaza next door to the Westin.
 

Jim Fair

The restaurant is located on Poinsett Plaza next door to the Westin.

 



It was just a simple question for a landmark day for Cindy Stone.

How does it feel on the first day of your restaurant opening? Tears welled in Cindy’s eyes, she paused as her daughter, Jennifer Simmons, put her arm around shoulders.

“I couldn’t be happier,” Cindy said. “It’s emotional, exciting and overwhelming.”

Wednesday morning’s soft opening of Famous Toastery was the first day of business for Cindy and her husband, Peter.

Wednesday and Thursday are soft opening days, reduced hours to work out early snafus and test restaurant equipment and staff under working conditions.

Famous Toastery is strategically located in downtown Greenville at Poinsett Plaza, just outside the front doors of the Westin. Sidewalk and patio dining is available.

Hours are 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. including weekends.

“The day is here and we’re excited about it,” said Peter, a professor of business at Spartanburg Community College. He took the day off of summer school for the opening. Cindy is a retired teacher from Northwood Middle School. In fact, a former student is on the restaurant’s staff.

Most orders Wednesday was for breakfast sandwiches, omelets and griddle specialties like classic flapjacks, stuffed French toast and any combination of make your own options were available.

The side orders – from seasoned hash browns, meats (bacon, sausage, ham) and a variety of fruit – offered customers a southern style breakfast and also featured gluten free items.

“Breakfast has grown so much it is the one meal of the day can you have any time,” Peter said.

Simmons said she was shocked told her parents were opening a restaurant. “My mom was ready for a new challenge and I told her to go big and go downtown.”

Customers can pick up a picnic-style lunch for carry and go or to eat at downtown landmarks. Orders can be placed online and Famous Toastery offers catering.

Peter said the build out, supplying and hiring staff for the restaurant went as normal as expected.

Donations from the two-day opening will be given to the Upstate Warriors Solution.

 

 

 

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