The Worst Kept Secret in Black Forest
Well, as all of you who visit us frequently know, we’re pretty crunched for space. From seating to roasting to baking, we’re pushing every last square foot of space out of our very cramped environs and every usable minute off our equipment.
We’re tired of it. Just the way you are, I’d wager.
So, without further ado, may we present…
This is the retail part of the old Lumber Yard across the street from our current location. We’ve figured out all the numbers and gave the go ahead to the contractor. With any luck, we should be rocking hard in the new digs around August 1.
So how does moving the whole mess across the street help with space issues? Let’s break it down…
Old store: 950 square feet. New store: 2900 square feet!
Seating: Now, officially 15 plus the patio. New store: 62-78 indoor (depending on septic field design) plus a patio next spring.
Roasting Room: Now, a 6×6 closet shared with all the paperwork,. New store: 28×18 room complete with training and cupping lab, a real office, and a new 12 lb roaster!
Bakery: Now, part of a 6 foot prep table with an oven smaller than your typical home oven. New store: a room about the size of our current dining room with 4 times the oven and prep space!
Kitchen: Now, one prep table with a griddle on it plus refrigeration. New store: a fully functioning line with stoves, ovens, griddle, and a char broiler all under a vent hood! (No more grease in the air!)
WOW! We’ll have ROOM!
Conceptually, our new menu will consist of the goodies you already know and love: coffees, baked goods, killer breakfasts, and sandwiches, but we’ll be adding Ranch Foods Direct burgers, buffalo burgers, baked sweet potato fries, and more goodies! We’re even planning–for after the first of the year–to add dinner service to our repertoire, complete with more RFD goodies (steaks, seafood, and the like).
We will be posting updates and pictures to our facebook page as construction commences, and we will be asking for help throughout the process, too. (Painting party, anyone?)
Of course, we all here at R&R have to say a big THANK YOU to Black Forest. Without your support, we would not be ready to make this big of a leap. And we are eternally grateful that you have accepted us into this community. We hope you’ll continue to visit once we’re in our new home!