Centerton Restaurant Redefines ‘Greasy Spoon’

For over 15 years, The Centerton Inn has been packing them in for breakfast and lunch.

You know when “regulars” come in every day, something must be cooking right.

Some customers start with breakfast, and come back later for lunch.

“The french toast is really good. The chicken fried steak and hamburger steak is just great. People love it. For lunch the burgers. The burgers are handmade. It’s amazing,” said Angela Hazelbaker, an employee of the family-run business.

Her  uncle Bear Aaron has owned the restaurant for the past 16 years.  Hazelbaker says she remembers coming here to eat there as a kid and finally just got hired on.

It’s home cooking and the kind of place where the customers give a little grief to the waitresses. Hazelbaker tries to give it right back with service and a smile.

“They are amazing. They like to pick on me and see mee blush and give me a hard time. They are great people,” said Hazelbaker.

The Centerton Inn is open Monday thru Sunday from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The place has been so successful there’s now a ”spin off” called the Bears Den in Bentonville. It’s located right across from the Wal-Mart distribution center.

Sam Walton would like their business plan: Hire good people and serve a good product at the lowest price.

If it was good enough for Sam, it’s plenty tasty enough for the Centerton Inn.

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