Cafe owner shares the secret to her success

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A small-town cafe not only serves sweet potato pies, but also serves the community, the owner told Fox News.

“We were able to bring together young people, old people, the police, the whole community just with our location,” Cheryl Johnson, owner of Aunt Cheryl’s Cafe, told Fox News. “Our location became a place where people felt comfortable.”

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Johnson has been serving the small suburb of Pittsburgh for five years and is one of the few restaurants in town. The retired social worker turned caterer opened up to share how her business brings the community together.

“We serve the community through food,” Johnson said. “It became a place where people felt comfortable enough to come here and talk about who they were, where people felt comfortable enough to say, ‘I need a meal’. “

“And one of our specialties is our sweet potato pie,” Johnson said before claiming that her sweet potato pie recipe is the best in the country.

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“I’ve traveled all over the country, tasted coast to coast: California, Detroit, Philadelphia,” she said. “Our sweet potato pie is the best.”

Johnson refused to give up on his well-kept secret ingredients, but shared some suggestions on what to add to thanksgiving favorite.

“You have to have good potatoes to start with,” Johnson told Fox News. “We put a little seasoning, we put a little butter, we put a little sugar.”

“The most important thing we put into it is that we put our hearts into it,” she continued.

Cheryl Johnson, owner of Aunt Cheryl’s Cafe, claims to make the best sweet potato pie in the country.

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Johnson said the city rallied around his location.

“We do more than feed people,” Johnson said. “We serve the people.”

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