Small Town Restaurant Owner Shares Her Secret to Enduring Almost 3 Decades of Business

One common statistic about restaurants is that most of them fail within the first year. That may be true for most, but it is definitely not true for all. I got to talk with cook and restaurant owner, Mrs. Bernice Washington of the Aliceville Religious Center restaurant in Aliceville, Alabama to discuss endurance.

The small town of Aliceville, Alabama has seen many locally owned restaurants come and go over the years. However, one of it’s most popular restaurants has been around for over two decades. On September 26, 2018, The Aliceville Religious Center will be celebrating 26 years of business and proudly serving the community. When asked about the secret to staying open for so long, Mrs. Washington said that her secret is simply that she enjoys what she does and that she always put God first. She also mentioned that it is not an easy job, but her favorite part about working is preparing food for the customers. If the food is happily made, you know that it has to taste good.

Mrs. Washington opened up the restaurant with her late husband, Mr. Willie Washington back in 1992. She serves delicious southern cooking seven days a week from 10am to 5pm. Her specialty and best sellers are her fried chicken wings and spaghetti and meatball casserole.

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