Asheville’s HomeGrown restaurant originally opened in October of 2010, and the concept has made a lasting impact on the Asheville restaurant scene and local economy. The restaurant was established on the principle of serving local food at affordable prices, but there was also an understanding that people are looking for convenient ways to access good, clean food. Thus, HomeGrown’s "Slow Food Right Quick” approach was born, and it has truly resonated with both locals and tourists alike over the years.
In February of 2018, HomeGrown’s Owner, Miki Loomis, and Director of Operations, Terri Terrel, started working with Michele Gentile of FRS Asheville with plans of opening a second location. FRS had the privilege of working with HomeGrown on their new concept requiring two separate kitchens. FRS supplied a walk-in cooler, convection oven, range, fryers and more for the new location in West Asheville which opened softly on May 8th and is now in full swing.
HomeGrown, as with any new opening, was experiencing some challenges and FRS’ commitment to customer service shined through. FRS Asheville’s staff and their installer, Alan Marshbanks were willing and able to offer solutions to help resolve some of the issues Terrel and her team were facing. Alan and his crew were able to complete the install properly and in good time, before HomeGrown’s opening. FRS installer, Alan Marshbanks, should be commended for his efforts and for his desire to take care of our customer…
You will find HomeGrown's new location in the former Edna's on the River space on the corner of State Street and Amboy Road, across from Carrier Park. According to an Asheville Citizen Times article, “Loomis said she expects this location to be more of a local's haunt than the flagship eatery on Merrimon, which now sees more tourists than ever.”
FRS always enjoys being a part of the local food scene in their four markets (Asheville, Charleston, Columbia and Florence), both as suppliers and patrons. The Asheville staff is particularly excited to have a second location to access HomeGrown’s delicious Southern Appalachian fare, like locally raised fried chicken or Sunburst trout with Asheville-grown vegetables. HomeGrown serves up breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner; and you can check out their ever-changing menus at slowfoodrightquick.com/menu.html.
You can learn more about HomeGrown on their website, slowfoodrightquick.com. Below are some pictures of the project. FRS Asheville and the entire FRS family wish Loomis and her team the best of luck with their new location!