Built Environment Description-The Flying Biscuit Cafe

I arrived at 1655 McLendon Ave NE, Atlanta, Ga 30307 Thursday night around 7. As I was walking toward the cafe, I noticed a Flying Biscuit Bakery attached to it; it was closed. I walked over to the entrance of the cafe where there was an interestingly big sign that read ‘The Flying Biscuit Cafe.’ As soon as I stepped in the restaurant I noted the smell of warm biscuits and fried food. Something that also stood out was the array of colors, patterns, and unique designs in the cafe. Since there were so many artistic elements, I observed the interior design as much as I could while focusing on the restaurant itself. The art that the cafe includes doesn’t go unnoticed. I observed the huge windows that looked over McLendon Street. They had what looked like hand painted gold stars and crescent moons all over it. Interestingly, all 30 some tables were taped with scotch tape with flower designs that had vibrant colors and different patterns. Each table was also equipped with black wooden chairs and came with condiments like Heinz ketchup, Tabasco hot sauce, Sriracha hot sauce, salt and pepper. The silverware was wrapped around purple napkins and were set on each table, some with two and some with four. Though the place looked a bit old and out dated, it had a very peculiar touch to it. The wooden ceiling fans and the big silver ventilators helped give of this mode. The restaurant in its entirety, I believe, arranged and placed their furniture and rooms a certain way to grab customers’ attention. As soon as you...

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Dupree, Nathalie, and Cynthia Graubart. “The Flying Biscuit.” Atlanta Magazine. Atlanta Magazine, 23 May 2011. Web. 03 Mar. 2016. Nathalie Dupree, a chef and the author of ‘New Southern Cooking,’ and Cynthia Graubart, also a chef and author, write this article to glorify the famous biscuits that come from The Flying Biscuit Café. They are qualified to write this article because both of these women have went to culinary school and studied southern cooking and went as far as writing books on the topic. The used the recipe of the famous biscuits and experience in this article. The authors’ purpose was to give instruction on how to make the biscuits and to inform readers of how good they are. “The Flying Biscuit Cafe is reputed to have the best biscuit in Atlanta.” The readers of Atlanta magazine are the intended audience. People who are looking to make these biscuits and want to know a little more about the café and what has made it so popular. “They churn them out day after day, and moans of pleasure can be heard out on the street by the lines of young and old waiting for a seat.” This source is useful because it reflects on the biscuits that made this café important to Atlanta. The interior has been seen as unique and a home feel to it, along with the smell of the...

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Berta, Dina. “Q&A Champion: Flying Biscuit’s Ideal Servers.” Nation’s Restaurant News 10 Dec. 2007: 18. Business Source Corporate [EBSCO]. Web. 22 Feb. 2016. Dina Berta, a journalist for ‘Nation’s Restaurant News’ writes an article about her conversation with the founder of Flying Biscuits Café that uncovers the ‘business side of the franchise’. The evidence used to support the text is an actual interview Berta had with Delia Champion, Flying Biscuit’s founder; also Berta uses some facts about Champion and the awards she has won as a businesswoman. Berta’s purpose in writing this article is to show how the founder chooses people to be a franchisee and to see how risks are necessary in completing a dream. Champion: “ Whenever I have the opportunity to mentor others I tell them… make choice you don’t regret…I would have regretted not trying to have my own café.” This article is directed towards people looking to own their own restaurant or even managing one. It’s useful because it gives a background on the principles this café was built on and how to own a franchise. Berta also asks Champion how the café maintains its “neighborhood, independent feel as a franchise.” This question helps the audience see the purpose of the article and hopefully take from it. Pictured in this image is the founder of Flying Biscuits, Delia Champion. This picture was used in the...
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