SuperChef’s Breakfast & More Now Serving It Up
Most of us grow up learning that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Yet, for most of us, breakfast is an afterthought, a quick bridge to lunch. The guys behind one of Columbus’ newest breakfast spots, SuperChef’s Breakfast & More, believe in breakfast, and want to help downtown Columbus appreciate it again as well.
The brain child of Ryan Bryson, a graduate of the University of Findlay and the business side of the operation, and Columbus native Darnell Ferguson, the “Super Chef”, so named because of his culinary success at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, SuperChef opened on July 15th of this year. Since then, the response has been positive, due primarily to the attitude of the owners.
“You can get the show any other time of the day, but not at breakfast,” shares Bryson. “It’s the meal that people put the least amount of effort into, and we don’t think that’s right. We care about breakfast, and we want to make others care about it too.”
Witnesses to the recent resurgence of the downtown, Bryson and Ferguson, along with their marketing partner, James Dawson, decided to open the morning eatery at 199 East Broad Street, capitalizing on the foot traffic heavy there through the early afternoon. Their brand of food is intensely flavored, creatively presented, and served in an atmosphere full of laid-back charm and old-school R&B music.
For breakfast, which is served till 11am, diners can choose from Apple Caramel Pancakes, layered with house-made apple compote, the SuperChef’s Omelet, with diced candied bacon, or one of the two gourmet oatmeal dishes they carry, the Pumpkin Pie and the Peanut Butter & Jelly, both inspired by the gourmet oatmeal line which was their original business model.
Lunch brings appetizing combinations in the SuperChef’s Sweet & Sour Burger, topped with hot crab spread, pulled pork, and a sweet and sour glaze, the Besgrove Salad, finished with roasted pecans, strawberries, pears, and more of that diced candied bacon (try with the toasted sesame-poppy seed dressing), or any number of flatbreads named after superheroes, like the Aquaman, with smoked salmon, and the Batman, with thinly sliced steak.
Bryson and Ferguson are only 26-years old, but already they are prosperous restauranteurs. They opened 2 other SuperChef locations last year in Louisville, KY, and this newest store is poised to enjoy the same kind of success. Look for curbside delivery and boxed lunches to be added as the weather cools, and even more of their gourmet oatmeals to join the menu soon as well.
“We wanted to come back to Columbus to show what we’ve been doing,” adds Bryson. “It’s been a lot of fun so far, and we have some really cool things coming up, so we hope everyone stays tuned.”
SuperChef’s Breakfast & More is open Tuesday-Sunday, 7am till 3pm. For a complete look at their menu, visit www.mysuperchefs.com.