Hello Founding Farmers!

It is always a joy to travel to different cities and discover new eateries. I find that dining at different restaurants gives me a little bit of history of each city I visit. On a recent trip to the East Coast, I found myself at a restaurant with a unique story and foundation. This restaurant is no other Founding Farmers.


Founding Farmers is owned by more than 40,000 family farmers. Their story began in 2005 when the members of North Dakota Farmers Union (NDFU)  were looking to see how the food they harvest could be brought directly to consumers. These farmers banded came together to start an upscale, farm-to-table restaurant chain and Founding Farmers was born.

Founding Farmers serves American inspired real food and drink. American classics are introduced in their own special farm way. Their most popular item on the menu is Spicy Fried Chicken and Jefferson Donut.


This dish is for folks who really want to indulge. The fried chicken in this dish is served piping hot and there is indeed a bit of spice when one eats it. It is served with macaroni and cheese and green beans. The mac and cheese has large elbow macaroni that is coated in the creamiest cheddar cheese. The Jefferson donut is similar to a cronut in fluffiness and the interior is a sweet Maple cream. I really enjoyed this dish and can see why it is so popular.

For those looking for a healthier option, they do have various salad and seafood dishes. One such dish is the Campfire trout with Lemon Butter


This seafood dish comes with sweet & sour tomato, spinach and mashed potatoes. It’s a light, healthy dish that is farm fresh.

Aside from the savory items on the menu, Founding Farmers has their own pastry studio where they offer homemade pies and macarons.


As I mentioned at the beginning of this blog post, I love traveling to different cities and trying various unique restaurants. I love the story of Founding Farmers. The passion of the farmers to bring the best farm fresh quality foods to every one is inspiring. The quality of their entrees can definitely be seen and I’m very happy to have visited their restaurant during my travels.

For more smiles, please check out my Yelp review on Founding Farmers.


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