Business Spotlight: Royal Cafe

By Amanda Manning

What is the business called?

“We are the Royal Café of Quitman.”

What is your name and position?

“My name is Stevi Williams and I am the manager.”

What type of business is this?

“It is a restaurant/café/social club.”

When was the business established?

“We have proudly been serving Brooks County since 1913.”

What does your business offer to your customers?

“We offer food the way your mamma made it. We have a friendly atmosphere and great service. We are here to make you feel at home.”

Do you offer on-line sales?

“No, we do not.”

What is your best seller?

“The Royal Special or our lunch buffet. People are a big fan of the Hamburger Steak as well.”

What are your business hours?

“Monday through Saturday we are open from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. serving breakfast from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. and lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday we are open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.”

What do you believe sets your business apart from your competitors?

“The lovely service and the amazing food.”

What advice would you give to new entrepreneurs wanting to start a similar business?

“Be friendly and willing to work. The restaurant business never stops; it is a 24/7 job whether you are waiting tables, cooking food, or buying groceries! Make your customers feel at home and I promise they will come back.”

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