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Sisters bring new breakfast concept to Suwanee, with plans for more

November 2, 2017

Written by: Yvonne Zusel

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Two sisters are bringing five locations of a new-to-Georgia breakfast chain to metro Atlanta, with the first set to open tomorrow.

Carisse and Ebony Moody will open Famous Toastery at 1120 Peachtree Industrial Blvd. in Suwanee. The breakfast and lunch concept started in 2005 in the sisters’ native North Carolina and has locations throughout the southeast and Colorado.

The menu — which features dishes including stuffed French toast, avocado benedict, a variety of omelets and breakfast sandwiches, as well as lunch items such as wraps, sandwiches, salads and burgers — will also offer seasonal special dishes specific to the Georgia restaurants including peaches and cream crepes, Smores waffles and lobster mac and cheese.The restaurant will also soon serve alcohol, including custom cocktails.

This is the first foray into the restaurant industry for the Moodys (Carisse has a background in finance and Ebony works as an attorney) and the hope is that the venture will make it possible for them to assist their parents financially.

“They’ve sacrificed a lot for us to help us achieve our goals,” said Carisse, who will run the day-to-day operations of the restaurants. “It’s their time to relax, and if we can get them to that point quicker, we’re going to do that.”

She said they looked at several franchise possibilities, and landed on Famous Toastery because they loved the food and the “family environment,” with the 7 a.m.-3 p.m. business hours allowing the staff to have a good work-life balance.

The sisters plan to open four more restaurants north of Atlanta in the next four years, though they’re still settling on exact locations. Carisse said Suwanee was a natural fit for their first restaurant because of its similarity to her hometown in North Carolina.

The restaurant will be open from 7 a.m.-3 p.m., seven days a week.