Downtown Eatonton has welcomed its newest restaurant on N. Jefferson Street and Kim Farley and Kim LaRue, owners, are on a mission to make Eat A Ton Café a community staple.
The two partners, LaRue and Farley, met eight years ago while working at for a hospice company and became fast friend and eventually decided to go into business together. Although neither of them had experience working in the food industry, they said they were sure to do their homework and get advice from experts on how to develop their menu and run their restaurant.
“There aren’t many choices in Eatonton in regards to fresh food. Its somewhere you can come in and log onto your computer or watch a football game on TV. You know, a comfortable, different atmosphere. We just wanted to bring something different to Eatonton,” said Farley.
Since their grand opening on Friday, Jan. 29, Farley and LaRue say they have seen a lot of community support for their business and are excited to see that support grow.
“[It’s] going wonderful. Better than I ever expected,” shared LaRue. “It has been very steady. Lunch time has been very busy.”
“We want to acknowledge the community for all the love and support they’ve shown over the past few days,” said Farley. “Our goal is to give Eatonton good food and provide that excellent customer service from the time they step foot in the door.”
LaRue and Farley plan on having live bands and other forms of entertainment at the café if restaurant-goers continue to express interest in live entertainment.
Eat A Ton offers a wide variety of healthy lunch and dinner options like their popular Bertha Maede Me and The Rube salads. They also serve savory muffins, coffee, feature treats from K.C.’s Goodies Galore and have a a full bar for guests to enjoy.
“Everyone should come to Eat A Ton and eat a ton,” said Farley.
The new restaurant is located at 102 N. Jefferson Avenue and is open from 6am to 9pm Monday through Wednesday, 6am to 10pm on Thursdays, 6am to 12am on Fridays, 7am to 12am on Saturdays and 12pm to 9pm on Sundays.
They ask that guests that would like to order ahead of time to call 706-991-5137 before 10:30am.