LAFAYETTE, N.C. — Biscuit restaurant Flying Biscuit, a former chicken shack in the small town of Biscuitsville, N, said it’s lost a big chunk of business because its biscuits were deemed too salty and too sweet.
The biscuits were served at the restaurant on Thursday night as part of its Chicken and Dumpling Day celebration, but they were not a part of the usual menu.
“It’s not a day we celebrate, but we’re going to celebrate our anniversary,” Flying Biskin owner Mark Coughlin said.
Coughlins family has operated the restaurant for about 20 years and it was not unusual for customers to order them during the day, he said.
“We have to make a tough decision now,” Coughins family said.
The restaurant is a family business, but the family is having trouble finding enough employees.
The family said there’s no reason to be disappointed because they had so many people come in for the day.
Brisbane-based food writer Laura Bockenberger is also disappointed with the decision.
“The biscuit was a hit with customers, but I think people who are in the restaurant community are also unhappy,” she said.
Biscuits are not the only food products that Flying Bislounge is losing.
A few weeks ago, the Flying Biss had to close its doors because the owner couldn’t keep up with the demand for their fried chicken and burgers.
At the time, Flying Bistro owner Scott Broughan said he was planning to sell the restaurant.
He said customers complained about the biscuits, but he had to go to the restaurant’s manager to have them replaced.
“He said he had already put a lot of work into making sure the biscuits were fresh, but when he had a customer come in and say ‘I just want to get some biscuit’, he said he would have to call a supervisor to put it in his cart,” Broughans father said.