Maple Street Biscuit Company gears up for opening in Homewood

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Photo via Maple Street Biscuit Company’s Facebook page

We have all you “knead” to know about the sweet new breakfast spot headed to Homewood. Maple Street Biscuit Company, Birmingham is ready!

The restaurant will be located in the former Hollar and Dash location at 2801 18th Street South in Homewood.

According to the Birmingham Business Journal back in October, Cracker Barrel decided to scrap Hollar and Dash and replace its seven locations with Maple Street Biscuit Company.

I guess that’s the way the biscuit crumbles. But, hey, at least we’re still rolling in dough, right? Biscuit dough, that is.

According to Lead Storyteller/Marketing Manager Emily Free, Maple Street Biscuit Company is currently in the process of remodeling the restaurant space, and if everything goes according to plan, the doors will open in just a few weeks.

Maple Street Biscuit Company is currently hiring, so if you’re interested in joining the team, be sure to apply

Behind the Biscuits at Maple Street Biscuit Company

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The Squawking Goat. Photo via Maple Street Biscuit Company’s Facebook page

Fresh, flaky and made from scratch daily—three things that make a biscuit incredible. And it’s an essential part of the biscuit-making process at Maple Street Biscuit Company.

The biscuits are made with high-quality winter wheat artisan flour and include a not-so-secret ingredient—maple syrup. Sweet. Literally. 

The biscuits have really fun names, too, like:

  • The Squawking Goat
  • The Firebird
  • The Sticky Maple

The most popular: The Squawking Goat, which was featured on The Food Network’s show Guilty Pleasures. It’s made with: a flaky, made-from-scratch biscuit, all-natural and hand-breaded fried chicken breast, a fried goat cheese medallion and topped with house-made pepper jelly.

More on the Menu

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Grits bowl. Photo via Maple Street Biscuit Company’s Facebook page

Biscuits aren’t all that’s on the menu, though. You can also order:

  • Breakfast bowls
  • Eggs, bacon and hash browns
  • Waffles
  • Salads
  • And more!

On my radar—the Bluegrass Grits Bowl. Ingredients:

  • Stone-ground white hominy grits cut with cream cheese and butter
  • Pecan wood smoked bacon
  • 1 sunny side up egg
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Chives
  • Splash of hot sauce
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The Firebird. Photo via Maple Sreet Biscuit Company’s Facebook page

What can you expect when you walk through the doors? Think warm, cozy and welcoming along with lots of wood and exposed Edison bulb light fixtures. 

The restaurant also has community tables, making it perfect for large groups or the chance to meet a new friend.

“We are a community store and want everyone who walks through the doors to feel comfortable like they’re visiting a neighbor or friend’s house.”

Emily Free, Lead Storyteller/Marketing Manager, Maple Street Biscuit Company
Birmingham, Maple Street Biscuit Company
Photo via Maple Street Biscuit Company’s Facebook page

Free filled me in on something unique the restaurant does in order to get to know their guests:

“We have a question of the month. ‘What was your favorite childhood TV show?’ for example. We call out your order by your answer, not your name. It’s a fun way to get to know each guest and sometimes even spark a conservation between strangers.”

Are you excited about Maple Street Biscuit Company opening in Homewood? When those doors open, be sure to tag us in those biscuit photos @bhamnow.