Mr. D’s Southern Kitchen and Catering
Published 9:35 am Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Name: Douglas Sumblin
Name of business: Mr. D’s Southern Kitchen and Catering
Address: 931-A Armory Drive, Franklin
Phone number: 569-7544
E-mail address: mr.dsskcC@gmail.com
Nature of business: Restaurant and catering
Owner: Douglas Sumblin
Year founded: 2012
Number of employees: Three
How’s business: Steady. Even though you see the parking lot is full, come in, we may have open seats. We’re now accepting credit cards.
One thing you wish everyone knew about your business: Although the restaurant is primarily soul food, we can cater any kind of food for any occasion, large or small.
Something you offer that a customer won’t find elsewhere: Excellent customer service and a unique atmosphere that caters to all people, and serving authentic soul food and homemade desserts. There are $5 breakfast and lunch specials on Monday. We deliver to businesses with five or more orders.
Advice to young entrepreneurs: Find out what you are passionate about and pursue that.
Your first job: Shoe shining
Your role model (in business or life generally): My mother, Earva Sumblin, founder and owner of Group Opportunity Travel and pastor of Touch Christian Church.
The key to a successful business is: Put God first in all you do and understand the value of the team approach. When you do something, do it right the first time.