Po Daddy's aim to serve

Published 9:45 pm Monday, November 2, 2009

By By Chandler Myers
Moderately priced family dining gets a little easier on Wednesday when Po Daddy's Buffet &Grill located on West Sunset Drive opens its doors for the lunch crowd.
Po Daddy's is the newest of the restaurants in Atmore attempting to help families find a good meal without having to fork out the big bucks.
Po Daddy's owner Dennis Pittman is partnering with Mike Powell to bring a good home cooked meal to the Atmore area whether it be from an all you can eat buffet or the restaurant's menu.
Pittman, who used to be in charge of the Creek Family restaurant, said he is happy to be back in Atmore.
"My wife and I came to Atmore in 1998 and ran the Creek Family restaurant until 2007," he said. "We want people to know we are back in Atmore and are hoping that all of the good business we had at the other restaurant will come visit us here."With Pittman bringing a new restaurant to Atmore, he is setting out to accomplish a goal that he hopes helps bring in customers.
Pittman said he wants to give his clients the best cooked, fresh and affordable meals possible.
"Our goal is to serve a daily all you can eat lunch with drink and dessert for under $7," he said. "All the food and vegetables are fresh. It's all home grown and we don't use any cans."
Po Daddy's Buffet &Grill will be open seven days a week with various hours. Monday through Friday the restaurant will be open from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights Po Daddy's will be open from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m., with a seafood feast being served on Friday and a BBQ buffet on Saturday. Sundays there will be an after church special served from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Some of the items that will be offered include, blue-ribbon fried chicken, fried catfish, meatloaf and salmon salad.
Cooking the meals at Po Daddy's will be one of Atmore's most revered cooks, Mike Powell.
Powell, the former cook for the Huddle House and the Whistle Stop Grill, said he is excited about cooking for Po Daddy's because it will be affordable for family's to eat there. With a little chuckle he added that the idea for a moderately priced restaurant helped come up with the name.
"I enjoyed working at the Whistle Stop, and love this community," he said. "This has become my home for the past nine years. I also love cooking food, and we need a place were families can come out and afford to take their families. The way we came up with the name is that Dennis and I are both dads, and we are both poor."
Check out Po Daddy's Wednesday from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. as they celebrate their first day serving the Atmore community.

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