The inspiration for a new food business can come from anywhere — friends who love your cooking or a family-favorite treat. But for the insight and tools to get the idea to market, entrepreneurs in Asheville turn to Blue Ridge Food Ventures.
After working in other people’s kitchens for 29 years, Ricky Bullins bought Bob’s Restaurant in Madison and turned it into a place where he wants to be. A good-size group of customers feels the same way.
For decades, the flavors coming off the flattop grill in the back of Sutton’s Drug Store have been reason enough to stop in for a bite. But it’s the family feel of the place that brings most customers back on a regular basis.
They’re not fancy or complicated, but for 64 years the cheeseburgers at Johnson’s Drive-In have attracted a following of diners devoted to the mouthwatering creations coming off of Claxton Johnson’s griddle.