Golden Skillet

Published 9:10 am Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Name of person featured:  Charlene Holley

Charlene Holley, Golden Skillet

Name of business: Golden Skillet

Street address: 1130 Armory Drive, Franklin

Phone number: 562-2255

Operating hours:10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Sunday, 10:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.

Nature of business: Restaurant

Owner: David Shields

Year founded: 1978

Other locations: Ahoskie, N.C., and Windsor, N.C.

Number of employees: 12

How’s business: It is doing great. We offer home-style cooking at a great price and our customers really appreciate that.

One thing you wish everyone knew about your business: We offer catering services and our prices are very reasonable.

Something you offer that a customer won’t find elsewhere: Homemade rolls

Advice to young entrepreneurs: Keep on striving, never give up

Your first job: Working in a peanut factory with my mother

Your role model (in business or in life generally): My mother; she taught me to do the best that I can for my kids.

The key to a successful business is: Always do your best to keep the customer happy.