The Flying Biscuit Cafe is a franchise chain restaurant with 14 locations between Metro Atlanta, North Carolina and Florida. I stopped to have lunch at the Norcross, Georgia location. Reminiscent of a diner style atmosphere, The Flying Biscuit offers casual dining with breakfast served all day. Each location serves up more than 5,000 biscuits per day claims Martin Sprock, CEO of Atlanta based Raving Brands, who owns The Flying Biscuit Cafe name. Raving Brands is an Atlanta based restaurant conglomerate also managing Moe’s Southwest Grill and Plant Smoothie.
Visiting in the early afternoon, I did not expect the bustle of a “dining rush,” however, the restaurant was very busy, beyond their 30 table capacity could tolerate. Opting to sit at the bar, much like luncheonettes of the 1950’s, I was quickly greeted and served a beverage. Menu options include standard breakfast plates, sandwiches, salads, desserts and a kids’ menu. The chef breakfast special was enticing as I read the caulk board at the entrance. A 2 egg omelet with leeks, apple wood bacon, mozzarella cheese, feta, and potatoes, explained as a “scramble,” it was served with milky, creamy grits and their name-sake biscuit. A savory southern dish with a french chef flare. The delicious cranberry butter can be bought by the pint, along with t-shirts and coffee mugs. Despite this desperate merchandising ploy, my meal was prompt, hot and delicious.
Indulgent coffee and latte’s are offered to top off your brunch meal. My latte was a tall and silky accompaniment.
Although I typically avoid franchisees whenever possible, I can say this particular location of this chain was excellent with service, friendly employees and good food. The Flying Biscuit Cafe mantra is “southern charm with a twist of fun,” which describes this contemporary diner. Moderate pricing, enthusiastic atmosphere and appetizing food are enough to convince this stray diner to visit again.