Maple Street Biscuit Company was started by Scott Moore and Gus Evans, and they hand built it right here in Jacksonville, Florida. They opened their doors on November 8, 2012 to a community with open arms and hungry tummies.
There lies a heart beat behind Maple Street before it ever opened its doors, and it wasn’t out to just make a profit. It was out to make a difference and be a part of the community. Walking into every Maple Street, you should be walking into a culture created around the idea of just that. You’ll notice a lot of community style seating for you to meet your neighbor or if you’re visiting, meeting the locals.
Maple Street also operates on four guiding principles:
- Comfort Food with a Modern Twist
- Gracious Service
- Immaculately Clean Store
- Sustainable Business
With those principles in mind, we craft good food from great products. It’s not just about a flaky buttermilk biscuit, it’s what you put inside of it. Using quality ingredients, making most of them in house, and serving up some of the best locally roasted coffee Maple Street will turn you into a regular.
We often get asked if we’re a franchise or a chain. The answer is no. With more locations than one, and with the same delicious offerings at each one, what are we? Well, to be quite honest, we made up our own word on what we are. We refer to it as a group of community stores. We did not set out to sell a concept and make a profit, we wanted to make a difference in the people’s lives that are a part of the communities we serve. Every store we have is named after the community in which it’s in. We have a mission and a few core principles that guide each store. That’s how we do growth; we find people to live out that mission and those values. Those fine people are called our community leaders. What is that mission and those values? Essentially, it is us saying we want to do for others what the Lord has already done for us. We want to be a place that says people are the most important and have our actions match our words. We want to get to know our guests and have our guests get to know each other. We want to meet people we wouldn’t normally come into contact with. We want to be in a community for years to come, to help define that neighborhood. We want you to call it yours! We know it sounds like more than what a restaurant normally does, and that’s because that is what we hope it to be. We didn’t start Maple Street only to sell yummy food; we started it out of a desire to help others and their families. We wanted to become our own family along the way, and we wanted a place our team members were proud to say they worked at. Most of all, we wanted to take care of them. That’s what a community store is to us. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us or find which community store is closest to you.
Here are some of the stories of the fine people that lead some of our community stores: