Café Donatello aims to give ‘fresh alternative to standard fast food’

Name of business: Café Donatello

Owner: Myers Ventures LLC

Address: 18728 North Village, Hagerstown (business office: 14613 Dehaven Court, N. Potomac, MD 20878)

Opening date: Feb. 27; grand opening, March 4

Products and services: Fast casual restaurant offering breakfast, lunch and dinner. Café Donatello offers free Wi-Fi, comfy chairs, an internet bar and lounge and an assortment of 100 percent Arabica coffees, a variety of black and herbal teas, plus a full menu of breakfast, lunch and dinner items. The menu includes stuffed pita pockets; rice bowls featuring steak, chicken or shrimp and your choice of sauce and seasonings; fresh bagels; several flavors of cheesecake, brownies and sweet pastries.

Target market: General public

How did you get into your business, and what motivated you to start it?: We are all about giving the public new, delicious choices in their dining experience. With several years of restaurant experience behind us, Café Donatello gives us an opportunity to offer a fresh alternative to standard fast-food fare and a relaxed dining experience where the customer can unwind with old friends and make new ones.

Previous business experience: We opened our first restaurant, a Quiznos, in Gettysburg in 2013, and we operated a second Quiznos in Hagerstown commencing in 2015.

Number of employees: Eight

Hours: Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Phone number: 240-707-6510

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