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In 2021, Simply Southern Cuisine in Clemmons celebrated its 15th anniversary of giving area residents one of the finest things in life: amazing, home cooked food! No room for fast food here – the story of Simply Southern Cuisine is all about the feels of home and all the memories you’ve shared with family around a dinner table.
Comfort food at its best, their popular dishes have become a lifesaver for busy parents and a mainstay of local holiday celebrations. Owner Lisa Miller is proud of the popular family-owned business for a multitude of reasons! The original business began in 2003, and Lisa stepped in as owner in 2006. Since then, Simply Southern Cuisine has continued to grow and update, while staying true to the original recipes that customers can’t resist. Their days are spent as a family (that also includes wonderful employees), with a balance of love, laughter, and plenty of hard work, creating delicious memories for themselves and their customers!
At Simply Southern Cuisine you’ll always be dining on the freshest ingredients, whether you choose to pick up a meal that’s hot or frozen, with portion sizes and entree varieties just right to please any taste buds at your family’s weeknight dinner. Plus, your special event can be made perfect with selections from their catering menu – with a broad delivery area – that includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even appetizers. It’s no surprise that chicken pie is still the number one customer request, with Swiss chicken, baked spaghetti, and macaroni cheese also atop the list of tried-and-true favorites. When it comes to homemade desserts, your mouth-watering choices range from apple pie, pecan pie, and banana pudding to a lineup of amazing family recipe cakes and brownies.
Keeping current and always growing, online orders in 2020 skyrocketed and continue to be a large part of the company’s sales. With Lisa’s own computer programming background, she’s loved bringing her small business into the 21st century technology wise and learned the finer points of a point-of-sale system that not only tracks every detail of the business, but allows them freedom and flexibility to handle necessary curbside orders in the past year, and offer the best possible service to their loyal customers. Expansion is also on the horizon (“We are simply running out of room!” explains Lisa) and while remaining in the same location, there will be updates such as the addition of a walk-in freezer in the back of the building. They also hope to knock down some walls between the kitchen and the existing counter, building new walls in order to move the counter closer to the door. The family is excited about adding hundreds of square feet to the kitchen area to accommodate more food prep space as sales continue to boom!
The Simply Southern Cuisine team is authentic proof that it’s possible to love your job and love going to work every day! Lisa admits she was “kicked out of the kitchen” several years ago, and she’s perfectly happy to keep things rolling on the business side.
If you haven’t yet discovered the deliciousness of Simply Southern Cuisine, visit them at 3570-C Clemmons Road in Clemmons. Call 336-712-4636 for more information or to place an order, or order your next delicious family meal online at mysimplysouthern.com. Hours are Monday through Friday 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Saturday 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.