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Inhe established the popular and successful downtown restaurant, Paris Cafe, and as owner, was involved in all aspects of its business for six years until its sale in Type of Business Diner, structured as a limited liability business.
Company Concept American Diner will create a community atmosphere as a good, old-fashioned neighborhood cafe in thriving downtown Timbuktu. The location at Lapel St. A priority of American Diner will be serving fresh, healthful fare with all selections made on the premises from "scratch.
Foods will come from local and regional suppliers whenever possible, with a preference for organically grown products. Emphasis will be placed on the bakery which will feature old-world breads baked daily. A deli counter, fine coffees, and a fresh juice bar will also be showcased.
Only counter service will be offered to keep labor costs low. This will also keep the dining costs reasonable for consumers—self-service with no tipping expenses. Most of the menu will revolve around baked goods, e.
The deli will offer a choice of fresh mini-loaves for sandwiches. As learned from her experience with the downtown Timbuktu restaurant, Paris Care, a strong need exists for quick, diverse vegetarian and non-vegetarianand well-organized carry-out food for the downtown labor force as well as for downtown shoppers.
In increasing numbers of single households and dual earner households with limited time for food preparation, many consumers are seeking fast, nutritious meals. College students, another large group of consumers for American Diner, are well-known for their appetite for quickly prepared good food.
Future plans include expanding the bakery line, increasing over-the-counter sales e. MENU To keep food and labor costs low, priority is being placed upon a menu with interchangeable ingredients. A pot pie made with fresh, flaky crust with a variety of meat or vegetable fillings.
A deli with a variety of meats, cheeses, and spreads chicken salad, vegetarian with a choice of herb or plain French mini-loaves. The deli will also offer creative versions of traditional side salads: American Diner will emulate the German version of the pocket bread—the bierock—which traditionally includes ground beef, onions, and sour cream wrapped in a flavorful dough.
To round out meals of pot pie or bierocks and side salads, will be soup-of-the-day and desserts of freshly baked cobbler-of-the-day, cheesecake, baked maple custard and seasonal fruit pies.
Breakfast will emphasize baked goods with a European style breakfast that includes a bread basket with fruit and cheese. Also featured will be freshly baked scones and muffins.
To top it all off, beverages offered will include freshly brewed organically grown coffees with choices of espresso or cappuccinohot or iced sun tea, freshly squeezed citrus and vegetable juices, as well as limeades, lemonades and smoothies blended fruit drinks. On Sundays, in addition to the regular menu, whole grain waffles ginger pumpkin will be offered.
The menu offers a variety of healthful choices-note that there are no fried foods. An advantage of not having fried foods is the savings in operating and service costs that exist with the use of deep fryers. Almost a third of the population in Buck County is aged 18 to 24, compared with the U.
Studies have shown that members of this age group are heavy consumers of restaurant fare. The presence of two institutions of higher learning in Timbuktu provide the area with a progressive-minded clientele.
Sporting events, particularly football and basketball, bring visitors from throughout the region. In addition, Buck County and Timbuktu are serving as hosts for an increasing number of conferences and conventions. Downtown Timbuktu is the focus for entertainment with movie theatres, historic Timbuktu Hall concerts, plays, etc.
This clustering effect of features creates a large customer base from which to draw. Upon entering the American Diner, the decor conjures up the feeling of an old-fashioned comfortable diner.
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