Plaza Sunoco – S. W. Rawls Inc.

Published 8:09 am Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Name of person featured: Cecelia E. Davis

Name of Business: Plaza Sunoco – S. W. Rawls Inc.

Street address: 101 N. College Drive, Franklin

Phone number: 562-7734

Operating hours: 5 a.m.-11 p.m. Monday-Friday, 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday

Nature of business: Convenience store and delicatessen

Owner: Employee-owned and operated, Elliott Whitfield, president

Year founded: 1912

Other locations: Suffolk, Crittenden, Smithfield, Courtland and Boykins

Number of employees: 85

How’s business? Business is great. It’s really grown since improving the breakfast menu.

One thing you wish everyone knew about your business: We offer made-to-order breakfast platters.

Something you offer that a customer won’t find elsewhere: We have the best fried chicken. After eating our chicken, you will never fry another one at home.

Advice to young entrepreneurs: Take pride in your job and strive to do your best for the people you serve.

Your first job: Dairy Queen

Your role model (in business or in life generally): Joanne Flythe – She was a special education teacher who always offered words of encouragement and wisdom.

The key to a successful business is: Honesty and hard work.