Today we’d like to introduce you to John and Brittney Wannamaker.
John Wannamaker worked in food service for seven years in a cafeteria holding positions that affected the work of the kitchen, the business and the experience. As an avid foodie from a Caribbean culture in Brooklyn, NY he took to cooking cultural food that has rich flavor with simple ingredients. Brittney Wannamaker is a Texas foodie and has chef’d up meals and ideas to her large home. She is a Texas native with roots in Houston, TX and Louisiana where food is cooked with care, flare and Cajun spices. John & Brittney are husband and wife.
They both love to cook and realized in 2018 at a party they were having in their home, that they should bring their kitchen skills to the public. They magically fused Caribbean and southern food to produce what they call WannaEat Seafood; a derivative of their last name, Wannamaker. Much of the menu is taken from meals they make at home for their children, friends and co-workers. Now, WannaEat Seafood is born! Circa 2018
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
There have been obstacles of building a brand and how do you market the idea on a limited budget. Although we both know a good number of people in the DFW area, we didn’t know foodies or other restaurateurs. We embarked on an idea and a spark. It started with a party and grew into a plan, recipe searches, asking matriarchs of the family for tips and asking friends for their business.
We’re still building. We cater every weekend. We have our website and we take orders. For a long time into 2020, we didn’t have an order or many visitors to our website. We are a startup. But, then something happened.
Coronavirus hit the world and people were forced to stay home. People were forced to cook and spend time with family. Now, we are permeating through homes and phones and people are taking notice that there is no other restaurant in Dallas or Fort Worth like us. We are delivering only and that is exactly what we should do during the stay at home orders.
But what we offer is new, original and very good. Salmon patties (like when we all were young), Fried Crab Clusters, Jamaican Jerked Shrimp, grilled Lobster tails and more.
Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about WannaEat Seafood – what should we know?
WannaEat Seafood is poised to be stronger when we get more exposure. We take every customer serious and we constantly work on building our business. We specialize in what is different for Dallas. We specialize in what we know tastes good and we specialize in sourcing food that is local.
We pride ourselves in caring for each order we get. We are delivering meals with our own staff and third-party carriers. We are with Grubhub and DoorDash to accommodate and build our name. We pride ourselves in having hot food from our kitchen to the customer’s location.
Is there a characteristic or quality that you feel is essential to success?
Be energetic, have great food and when the time comes we must have the best food atmosphere in DFW, which permeates to the takeout and delivery orders.
- Address: 520 Shepherd Drive
Garland, Texas 75042
- Website: www.wannaeatseafood.com
- Phone: 469-227-0291
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: instagram.com/wannaeatseafood
- Facebook: facebook.com/wannaeatseafoodtx
- Twitter: twitter.com/wannaeatseafood
- Yelp: https://www.yelp.com/biz/wannaeat-seafood-dallas
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