At Founding Farmers, Everything Matters. Nothing is too small. If something can be made better, smarter, healthier, that’s how we want to do it. For us, this means we make everything from scratch from our bread to our booze. We thoughtfully source all of our ingredients. We have active recycling and composting programs that divert about 90% of our waste from landfills. We design and operate sustainable restaurants. We earn LEED and Green Restaurant Association certifications. We started a nonprofit – Our Last Straw – to expand our sustainability efforts beyond the walls of our restaurants. We actively support our neighborhoods and our communities. We grow our people, providing hands-on training, mentorship, and opportunities for continued growth. Our business model, as a farmer-owned company, is designed to ensure American family farmers earn a larger share of the food dollar.
EVERYTHING we serve, all of our food and drink, is made from scratch in our restaurants. Our Co-Owner Michael Vucurevich (known as Mike V.) and Chef Joe Goetze are continually developing our menus, crafting new and delicious ways to serve our guests, starting with simple, high-quality ingredients.That English muffin? Made in our bakery with North Dakota flour and served with jam, also made here. The burger? All-natural beef, ground daily in our restaurants. Those fries? Yep, made fresh each day from the highest quality potatoes. That ice cream? Hand-churned here. Ginger Soda? Our bartenders are also chefs. We boil and reduce fresh ginger crafting our own ginger syrup. Our booze? That too. We have our own distillery, Founding Spirits.
This wonderful little restaurant still draws a crowd for brunch, even a decade after opening. Sometimes a hearty farm breakfast is exactly what you need, and Founding Farmers delivers on that. Beyond the “two eggs any style” plate with your choice of meat, and sides like grits, this place is known for its hashes and scrambles—and its four varieties of pancakes. Chicken and waffles with scrambled eggs and white gravy is also a star.