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FlyingCrust Pizza & Wings is the newest place to dine in South Jerseybut don't go thinking this is your traditional pizza shop. FlyingCrust had their grand opening this month and the menu has yourfavorites along with some dishes that are fresh and new giving us ataste of southern flavor.
Businesspartners Elsie Concepcion and Garis Eddington took their timeperfecting the menu and by judging by the Grand Opening it was a hit!"We expected a large turn out but it turned out to be massive!"Says Concepcion about their Grand Opening. Elsie told me all aboutFlying Crust's humble beginnings and how they have no plans onstopping here.
Atthe first glance of the menu you know your taste buds are in for atreat so I had to ask her about the southern flavor added to thecorner pizza shop.
Oneof our biggest sellers is one of our southern dishes the Cat Fish orShrimp Po Boys. It's a sandwich that comes from Louisiana. A Po Boyis a sandwich that's meant to be shared it's about 7 inches long on afrench bread with lettuce, tomato, and remoulade sauce. It's madewith either breaded cat fish or you can go with the shrimp. It's madeto be overflowing and just an overall messy meal. I have to give 100%credit for the variety of food on the menu my partner Garis Eddingtonwho's the creator of the menu. I came in on the tale end when wedecided to go brick and mortar. The business started in 2014 as afood truck in Philadelphia and it was thus past year when we decidedthat it was time to open up something local and we decided thatPennsauken was going to be it's first home. I always thought why notkeep it home? Pennsauken is a really tight community and they reallyshowed out for us. The biggest complaint was the wait time and that'sbecause we had such an overwhelming show out. We appreciate everyonebeing patient with us. The community has been waiting for this sinceMay but we were pushed back but they showed out at the Grand Opening.
TheFlying Crust even has it's own sauce. I tried, unsuccessfully to findout what's in it.
It'sa secret, Ha! It's definitely a secret, it's meant to go as a sidesauce to our fish and shrimp platters but now people are asking forit on the side for the other dishes. They're using it for theirfries, shrimp, it's all over the menu now!
People,if you're wondering just how diverse this menu is, there's GeneralTso Chicken on this menu
GeneralTso is on our pizza and it's one of our wing flavors. As far as wingflavors we have Garlic Parmesan, Cajun, even Chipotle! You're notgoing to get all of these flavors anywhere else. Usually it's justyour mild, medium, and hot. We decided to have a large selection offlavors that crossed over to our Chicken Tenders as well.
Iasked Elsie how she felt being a young female business owner intoday's climate and her plans on giving back to the community.
It'samazing, aside from the tremendous support that I have from mybusiness partner I also have two young children that I want them tosee that I was able to do this. I want to build my kids up to knowthat they can have their own. Teaching and showing them that is ahuge thing. It's also important to me that we actuallygive back to the community. When it came to we first touch bases withthe local schools. We gave the kids first dibs on jobs. So we wereable to employ some high school students from Pennsauken High and theVocational schools so we're really happy to get them on board.
Eventhough they're just getting their feet planted in Pennsauken I askedabout any ideas for expanding?
We'reworking on building a franchise and our next stop is Houston, Texasfor September. We are targeting Camden,that's where I'm from and Idefinitely want to go back home with this. We're also looking atAtlanta, Georgia.
As far as possiblyincorporating some local dishes from those states she thinks FlyingCrust has found their niche and there's no plans on switching it up.
Ithink for right now we're sticking to what we got. Right now peopleare loving it, it's already different from anything we have aroundhere. I think we have a winner!
FlyingCrust Pizza & Wings is located at Hours
7709Park Avenue Mon.- Sat. 11 AM - 9 PM
Pennsauken,NJ 08109 Sunday 12 PM - 9 PM
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|Tue, December 26, 2017 at 2:00 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Katreece Stevens squeezed in time for the Bee and explained how she found herself a new business owner and a resource for the community. Born and raised in Camden, NJ Stevens always wanted to give back but it wasn't until she found herself unexpectedly out of work due to an injury that she decided to seize her chance to strike it as a business owner.
"It was never in my plan to open a thrift shop. I was dedicated to the law firm I worked for for 14 years but I found myself in a situation where I had to figure out if I was going to strike out on my own or to continue to work for someone else. I'm into reality shows like "Pawn Stars" or "Storage Wars" and one night it clicked! I said 'That's how I'm going to give back!' My husband take what ever we make and donate it to shelters, families, hospitals or whoever is in need including my adopted family. My Shop is dedicated to the city of Camden. I like to help people by enforcing my positivity onto the next, I'm helping others pay it forward.
The Profit from the shop allows me to offer free services like free notary, interview prep, including outfits for the interviews to those who can't afford it. I get them ready, This is truly a multipurpose shop and this all happened so fast! I had the idea on August 30th and the shop opened on October 28th! But I did this off of faith- I have faith in my shop! We also have a wish list. If you can't find what you're looking for in the shop I will look for it- anywhere. Once I find it I'll call you to let you know it's in. If you're on our wish list your items are guaranteed to be here!"
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You can hear the full interview with Katreece Stevens this Saturday December 30th on The Media Bee Show airing on Evolve Radio 24/7.com 6-10 Est.Log on to www.evolveradio247.com Or Download The FREE Evolve Radio24/7 App From You App Store
Upscale Thrift Shop is located at 200 & 202 N. Blackhorse Pike Runnemede, NJ 08078 856-832-7150Store HoursMondays & Tuesday- Saturdays 11-7Wed the shop is closed for donations by appointment only Call 856-406-2609 for cash exchange or donation drop offs.
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