Every local community has a story, a history, and a unique personality that cannot be replicated. This is often thanks to specialized, small-scale businesses, like this one, which contribute to a neighborhood’s distinctive character and promote a thriving ecosystem in their community. Small, independent businesses offer diverse products and services, fostering economic resilience by removing the local economy’s dependence on a single industry. When you buy local, you build local, and deepen your connection to your own community.
As a result, patronizing a local business like this is an act of community building. Check out their website to learn more about the local experience you can discover today.
Did You Know?
- 48 cents of every dollar spent at a locally owned retail business goes back into the local community. That’s more than three times the amount that local economies recover from chain retailers — Civic Economics’ 2012 survey of local businesses
- Local businesses have generated 65% of the country’s net new jobs over the past 17 years — US Small Business Administration
Owner and Phat Daddy's Chef Michael Gamble doesn't want to just fill his customers' bellies, he wants them to feel warmly welcomed—because it is, after all, soul food. Specializing in Southern-style classics, Gamble hand crafts pot roasts, smothered steaks, wings, and full slabs of tender, fall-off-the-bone ribs. There are also specials such as smoked chicken and tender, flavorful greens, or Cajun-style turkey wings, served throughout the week. According to Gamble, who spoked to the Focus Daily News, he wants to remind his diners of the wonderful meals their grandmothers would make, except they don't have to send him a thank you note afterward unless they want to.