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Double Comfort Closes This Weekend to Head in Different Direction

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Double Comfort Closes This Weekend to Head in Different Direction

When Double Comfort opened in 2014 — before the idea of “sanctuary” spaces entered people’s consciousness — the restaurant was a simple conduit, exchanging comfort food for money, and channeling their profits to local organizations. While their identity has been equal parts restaurant and social enterprise, that will be changing on Sunday, March 26, when […]

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Double Comfort First Sanctuary Restaurant in Ohio

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Double Comfort First Sanctuary Restaurant in Ohio

While everyone is arguing about the legality and ethics of Sanctuary Cities, local social enterprise Double Comfort has wasted no time bringing the concept of Sanctuary Restaurants to Ohio. A step up from its sister term, a Sanctuary Restaurant is a business providing a safe and welcoming environment to refugees and immigrants, “but it also […]

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Local Restaurant & Local Bakery Team Up for the Greater Good

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Local Restaurant & Local Bakery Team Up for the Greater Good

Spurred by TheMetropreneur’s ASPIRE event in September, a partnership between local social enterprises Double Comfort and Food for Good Thought will connect the causes of employing individuals with Autism and feeding the city’s food insecure. Double Comfort owner Mary Lyski and Food for Good Thought co-owner Sarah Duplessis are in the business of helping the […]

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Restaurant Review: Double Comfort

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Double Comfort

It’s impossible to talk about Double Comfort without first talking about its mission. The restaurant donates its proceeds to the local food pantries. Not just 10% of your purchase, or a one time, special donation: according to its website (and the proprietor’s sister, who was bussing tables) the cash it has after the expenses goes […]

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First Look: Double Comfort Restaurant

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson First Look: Double Comfort Restaurant

Double Comfort Restaurant, the social enterprise which donates a meal to a food pantry for every meal sold, opened quietly this past Saturday, July 19th,  at 505 North High Street. The restaurant is the first for Mary Lyski and her husband, who took a fried chicken recipe supposedly handed down from an old riverboat captain, and […]

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Double Comfort Replaces Knead Urban Diner

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson Double Comfort Replaces Knead Urban Diner

There’s a fried chicken revival happening in Columbus. With the recent opening of Hot Chicken Takeover, and the newly-revamped, chicken-heavy menu at Bodega, it seems fried chicken is the new menu item du jour. So, it’s only fitting that Double Comfort opened this summer. The 90-seat restaurant (70 seats inside, 20 on the patio) launched […]

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