Amber Latham, Chattanooga, Tenn., — Everyone loves good biscuits, especially here in the South. Maple Street Biscuit Company, founded by Scott Moore in 2012, has opened on the corner of Fourth and Broad streets.
Local Chattanooga couple Zeeke and Shanda Arter will own and maintain this particular restaurant. Being just the fourth store, the company is still fairly new. The original restaurant is located in Jacksonville, Fla.
The idea behind the restaurant came from Moore’s misfortune; he was laid off from his job in Jacksonville, Fla. Not knowing what else to do, he brainstormed several different business pursuits and settled on one: a biscuit-themed restaurant.
Aided by Moore’s business partner, Gus Evans, they finally decided on a recipe worthy of their new restaurant’s name.
“We had biscuit throwdowns,” Moore said.
With experience, Moore and Evans decided to focus on hiring those trapped in unemployment like they had once been. The unique atmosphere has captured the heart of many elsewhere, and is beginning to do so in Chattanooga.
“I could not be more excited this restaurant is now open to the Chattanooga area,” said Allie Laughery, a junior from Tullahoma, Tenn. “It’s just the thing we need to further improve this eclectic city. Biscuits are my favorite. I cannot wait to see what Maple Street Biscuit Company has in store to satisfy my Southern tummy.”
The restaurant not only serves breakfast biscuits for those morning munchies, but also biscuits for other times of the day. Biscuits with all sorts of unique ingredients are included on
“I have always loved biscuits,” Kristen Martin, a sophomore from Franklin, Tenn., said. “My mom always used to make them before church on Sunday, and those were some really happy times. That’s why I cannot wait to try out this place. Biscuits just make people, including myself, happy.”
The Maple Street Biscuit Company focuses on three main values: consistent Southern comfort food with a modern twist, an immaculately clean store and gracious service.
Check them out Monday-Thursday from 7 a.m.-2 p.m. and on Friday and Saturday from 7 a.m.-2 p.m., and again from 5-9 p.m.