Helen Grace King and her sister Leila King noticed “the energy at the corner, and the vibes it gave off”. The “corner” of Scott and Markham streets was then The Hop Diner but after approaching the owner they soon found themselves renovating the space and opening At the Corner, a modern diner serving American and Southern cuisine. The pair secured Jordan Williams, sous chef for the Pine Bluff Country Club as head chef. He has since left and now the new chef and PR guru is Kamiya Merrick, a Canadian native who, of course, was involved with ensuring poutine was offered on the menu.
Leila describes At the Corner as “More of a modern diner, really a funky finer diner.” The goal is to wow people with the menu and the service. “I really want to be known for our service and our community feel, my mom and I are both service oriented.”
They will be talking with Kerry and her listeners about working with family in business and the unique challenges running a locally sourced restaurant.
- How to Ask Family and Friends to Fund Your Business
- Checklist for Purchase of Restaurant
- Tips for Taking Over an Established Restaurant
- The Challenges of Seasonal Restaurant Operations
- How to Create a Profitable Restaurant Menu
- Getting Local Food on the Plate
- Reasons Restaurants Should Buy Local Foods
- Family Values in Business
- How do Breakfast and Lunch Places Stay in Business?
- How to Increase restaurant Revenue with Catering Events
- Surviving as a Restaurant in a Small Town
- 6 Tips to Make your Restaurant the local hangout
- The Most Famous and Greatest Food Quotes
- 8 Common Restaurant Accounting Problems
- Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center
- SCORE Little Rock
- Restaurant Profitability Myths