CONYERS -- Customers are part of the family at Betty's Country Kitchen which is why after 30 years Betty's is still here serving up homemade favorites.
Betty's Country Kitchen, located in the Fieldstone Plaza on Salem Road, recently celebrated its 30th anniversary as a family-owned restaurant.
Betty Pitts, the restaurant's namesake, retired in 1989 and her two daughters, Shelia Cochran and Darlene Miller, took the reins, along with help from granddaughters Juniper Miller and Courtney Cochran. Cochran said Betty's is more than a business.
We treat our customers like family. They treat us like family. And our customers have always come through for us, Cochran said, recounting when her husband and her mother's husband died. Everybody just comes together and supports us, Cochran said. It's just a really close family.
There are some customers who have been faithful to Betty's, since day one, according to Cochran. Some of them I don't know them by name. I know them by what they eat, Cochran said with a smile. A familiar and friendly wait staff also helps make sure customers feel like family.
Cochran said Betty's is looking forward to another 30 years, but Cochran admitted there is more competition in the area since they started in 1980 and times are tough.
Of course, times hit us just like it's hitting everyone else, Cochran said. Even though we have faithful customers, it still is slow at times and it's difficult.
To celebrate their 30th anniversary last month, Betty's offered its customers a three-day 30 percent discount on their menu items. Betty's also rolled out a healthy choice menu.
Healthy choice is a really big thing. It's going really well, Cochran said.
Anyone walking in Betty's can bet on having full-service, made-to-order meals, including breakfast and lunch made-from-scratch potato salad, coleslaw, tuna and chicken salad are popular favorites.
Every Sunday during the holiday season, Betty's offers turkey, ham, dressing and sweet potato casserole.
Cochran also touted the restaurant's homemade biscuits, homemade sausage gravy, and homemade desserts.
I think our banana pudding is the best in town, Cochran said, adding the prices are also the cheapest in town.
Betty's serves breakfast all day and offers lunch specials starting at 11 a.m.
The restaurant is open seven days a week, 6 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Saturday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays. For more information, call 770-929-3083.