KELLER,TX, August, 20, 2019 — The days are looking brighter and brighter for Carolyn and Jerry Leverett, who opened their third Sunny Street Café franchise location in Keller in 2019. The multi-unit franchisees first found success with the emerging breakfast and lunch brand back in 2008 when they opened a Sunny Street Café in North Richland Hills. The restaurant proved to be an instant success, and the Leveretts soon followed with a second location in Haltom City in 2009.

Ten years later, Carolyn, who operates the restaurants with her daughter Lindsey Spencer, saw an opportunity to grow yet again, and knew that the warm, community-focused vibe of Sunny Street Café would appeal to Keller.

“We chose Sunny Street Café over other brands because of the family feel that it had,” said Carolyn. “One of the things it has afforded us to do was put our daughter through pharmacy school debt free, and we accomplished that.”

Carolyn also touted the Sunny Street lifestyle as a key to her success. Franchisees enjoy the relative ease of a breakfast/lunch concept – single shift scheduling, no alcohol service, streamlined training, and a work day ending by 2:30. They are also encouraged to become fixtures of the communities they serve. As part of the opening celebration, the Leveretts raised money for Orange Out, a Keller-based nonprofit organization which assists families that have been impacted by childhood cancer.

 

 

The new Sunny Street Café has fast become a favorite breakfast and lunch hangout for locals in Keller and the surrounding cities north of Dallas and Fort Worth. It’s also a desired group destination, with a charming patio and a semi-private meeting room for parties, business meetings and social gatherings.

The franchise operators have taken notice of the Leverett’s success:

“You know you’re doing something right when your existing franchisees are adding more restaurants,” said Scott Moffitt, President of Sunny Street. “The Leveretts have done a tremendous job growing their business and becoming a trusted name in their communities. We’re excited for this latest venture, and they’re off to an amazing start.”

The Leveretts operate the following Sunny Street Café locations:
242 Rufe Snow Dr., Keller, TX, 76248
6021 Walker Blvd., North Richland Hills, TX, 76180
5000 Western Center Blvd. #370, Haltom City, TX, 76137

Sunny Street Café is the #1 emerging breakfast brand in the nation and is always seeking new and experienced franchise owners looking to brighten up their portfolio. Franchise opportunities are available at https://ownasunnystreet.com/.

About Sunny Street Café®
Sunny Street Café® operates 24 franchised locations in Ohio, Texas, Missouri, Illinois, and
Alabama, open daily from 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Restaurants feature a wide variety of
breakfast and lunch fare, including signature dishes such as “big as the plate” buttermilk
pancakes, Stuffed Biscuits and Gravy, Tex-Mex Omelette, Southwest Turkey Club, Buffalo
Chicken Salad, homemade soups, fresh fruit, and from-scratch muffins. Restaurants also offer
full service catering, take out and special event hosting. Franchise opportunities are currently
available for both first-time owners and existing operators and developers. For more
information, visit www.sunnystreetcafé.com.

 

See the original article here.

Golf pro, Tony Milam and his wife Danielle have become the new owners of Sunny Street Cafe located in The Shops at Grist Mill, 7531 Crile Road in Concord Township.

The couple, who are also Concord residents, took ownership of the business on May 1. They had looked for some time for a business to invest in.

“We have been in search of a good investment that we could control for some time, and it has been difficult to find something that met all the criteria we were looking for,” Tony Milam said. “We found it in Sunny Street. It’s something close to our home and right in our neighborhood. We think we found a special gem here.”

Milam, a golf pro for 35 years and a member of PGA America for a quarter of a century, is also the founder and chairman of the North Coast Junior Golf Tour. And he still enjoys playing competitive golf.

“It’s been a successful thing for a long time…, but now we have kind of started a new venture,” he said.

Milam said he found an excellent team that provides excellent service at the restaurant.

Milam has been around the hospitality industry for years, and he says he has always had a taste for what hospitality is.

 

New owners Tony Milam and his wife Danielle made a few upgrades to the patio of Sunny Street Cafe in Concord Township.

 

“It all goes back to customer service and putting out a good product,” he said. “You usually have a pretty successful business by doing that.”

Milam feels the first month of his owning the business has been excellent.

“We have a strong, loyal customer base,” he said. “We draw a lot of people on the weekends from the parties that go to church and stop in after for brunches or breakfasts afterward, and we bring from the business side during lunches throughout the week.

“We have a great facility, great location, great customer service, and excellent food product, and that is a successful formula.”

Milam enjoys the fact that it is a family-style restaurant. 

“We have friends in the communities, so it fits well with what we do, and they stop in here,” he said.

Milam operates the business with help from his wife. They both come in to help their team of employees and make sure customers are happy.

The couple is still learning some of the aspects of running the business but feels it’s been a pretty easy learning curve since they have spent so much time in hospitality businesses.

Current customers shouldn’t expect to see any significant changes.

“Even on the service and advertising side of things we are not looking to make any changes to what is going on,” Milam said. “It’s a long-running business, and the restaurant has run well, and we are looking to keep it on the same path.”

The new owners have made a few upgrades to the restaurant’s patio, which features soft music and what Milam describes as a unique water feature.

 

Sunny Street Café is shining bright in the Lone Star State.

The all-day breakfast, brunch, and lunch brand is expanding its Texas presence, recently opening three locations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The new additions, in Little Elm, North Dallas, and Roanoke, doubles the number of chef-driven, neighborhood Sunny Street Café restaurants in one of the hottest markets in the country.

“Our newest North Texas locations are building on the success of our existing franchise base and incredible brand momentum as we enter the next phase of growth,” notes Mike Stasko, vice president of brand strategy for the Columbus, Ohio-based chain. “We see huge potential as we continue development planning for 25 stores throughout the thriving Dallas-Fort Worth area.”
Sunny Street Café’s most recent expansion is part of a development agreement signed in 2017 to grow the family-friendly brand as a bright spot for homestyle breakfast and lunch in key Dallas and Fort Worth area markets. In the coming months, the chain expects to open three additional franchised locations in Willow Park, situated just west of Fort Worth, and the burgeoning Dallas suburbs of Coppell and Allen.

The new restaurants feature Sunny Street Café’s recently launched modern design, with a large community table, private meeting room, and updated décor. Behind the scenes, updates include a streamlined kitchen and separate prep station to support the fast-casual brand’s burgeoning catering business.

“Our new prototype has been a big win,” Stasko says. “Our customers love the design and décor, which has also improved efficiency. We are putting out food more quickly with a streamlined kitchen layout, which also enables us to easily handle large parties and groups with added private banquet rooms, as well as accommodate individual diners at the breakfast counter and community table.”

Creative twists on the menu have also been added, such as nitro cold brew coffee, freshly squeezed juices, and regional dishes, featuring Carnitas and hand-bread chicken fried steak, adds Stasko.  Everything is made to order and made fresh, from the homemade salsa to the perfectly whipped scrambled eggs.

Each Sunny Street Café also seeks unique ways to connect with communities. As part of the grand opening month of Sunny Street Café in the northern Dallas suburb of Little Elm, the restaurant collected donations and canned goods for Lovepacs. The nonprofit engages with school districts throughout Texas to provide boxes of food to families in need over long weekends and extended school breaks.

Stasko says the brand has enjoyed a warm welcome with active openings at all three new Dallas-Fort Worth locations.
“We are so excited to be part of these communities,” says Stasko. “My favorite part of opening a new restaurant is the chance to meet everyone and get to know the people in the places we serve. We’re known for really warm service and treating our guests as if they are family.”

Sunny Street Café restaurants feature a wide variety of breakfast and lunch fare, including signature dishes such as “big as the plate” Buttermilk Pancakes, Stuffed Biscuits and Gravy, Tex-Mex Omelet, Southwest Turkey Club, Buffalo Chicken Salad, homemade soups, fresh fruit, and made-from-scratch muffins.

With 21 franchised locations in Ohio, Texas, Missouri, Illinois, Alabama, and Edmonton, Alberta, Sunny Street Café is gearing up to bring the brand’s seasonal specialties to neighborhoods nationwide with expansion from first-time owners and existing operators. The chain is also vetting offers for multi-unit development deals from prospective investors attracted to the brand’s emerging presence as a welcoming destination for fresh, wholesome food, and friendly service.

“We expect to double the size of Sunny Street Café over the next three years,” Stasko says.

We’re proud to share that Asch and Kate Mikhail, owners of the Sunny Street Cafe on Hospital Drive in Dublin, have received the Dublin Business Person of the Year award! Please read below for more details of this incredible honor.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 2, 2018

Contact: Jennifer Amorose
Dublin Chamber of Commerce, 614-889-2001

Asch and Kate Mikhail Selected to Receive the
Dublin Chamber of Commerce 2018 Business Person of the Year Award

(Dublin, OH) –  The Dublin Chamber of Commerce board of directors is proud to announce that Asch and Kate Mikhail, owners of Sunny Street Café on Hospital Drive in Dublin, have been selected to receive Dublin’s 2018 Business Person of the Year Award.

The Business Person of the Year Award is presented annually to an individual(s) who has positively contributed to the betterment of Dublin’s business community. The recipient demonstrates superior leadership and service to Dublin and helps to make this community a better place to live and work.

“We are truly honored to receive this recognition,” said Kate Mikhail, owner of Sunny Street Café on Hospital Drive in Dublin. “Our business philosophy is a deep commitment to our customers, to our employees and our community, so getting involved and giving back is very important to us.”

In 2005, Asch and Kate made Dublin their home and are proud that their children have attended Dublin City Schools. They opened Sunny Street Café on Hospital Drive in 2010 and made it a way of life to give back to the Dublin community that they love.

They have been members of the Dublin Chamber of Commerce since 2010, and are annual supporters of Dublin’s Community Service Day, an event that brings volunteers together to assist area senior citizens with outdoor spring clean up. Also, Asch and Kate feature Sunny Street Café’s delicious food every year at Taste of Dublin.

Asch is vice president of the Dublin Food Pantry Board of Directors and is a former treasurer of the Chapman Elementary Parent Teacher Organization. He also is an active member of Dublin A.M. Rotary and the Dublin City Schools Business Advisory Council.

Kate was a 2017 Make-A-Wish “Women Inspiring Strength and Hope” honoree, a former Chapman Elementary Parent Teacher Organization Staff Appreciation committee chair, and a Girl Scouts troop leader.

They consider the Café an extension of themselves because it allows them to help with school fundraisers, local charities, church organizations, and other small businesses. Through their company, Asch and Kate, provide jobs for about 25 employees, including many area high school students.

“Asch and Kate are committed to Dublin and take on community leadership roles, get involved and support the business community,” said Alan Baker, president of the Dublin Chamber of Commerce. “They truly believe in Dublin, and are outstanding role models and civic leaders.”

Asch was born in Cairo, Egypt and graduated with a degree in business finance from Miami University and with a Master of Business Administration from the University of Georgia. Kate is a graduate of Baker College in Michigan with a dual degree in accounting and computer programming.

Together, they are raising three children: Ava, a fifth-grader at Dublin Chapman Elementary; Lexi, a graduate of Dublin Scioto High School and an accomplished artist; and Joel, a graduate of Michigan Career and Technical Institute.

About the Dublin Chamber of Commerce:

The Dublin Chamber of Commerce is the largest suburban chamber of commerce in Ohio and represents more than 2,000 area business professionals. As the active voice of the business and professional community, the Chamber works to promote business, assist community development, and advance human resources. For more information, or to become a Chamber member, please call the Chamber at 614-889-2001 or visit www.DublinChamber.org.