Summertime is in full swing here in the Great Smoky Mountains and we are loving it! It’s so wonderful to see the many familiar faces of our friends who travel to see us each summer season. It’s a great time to take a vacation and stop in, take in the sights and sounds of our farmhouse setting, and just take a deep breath and relax with our world-renowned Applewood Apple Fritters® and Applewood Julep®.
We always have a lot going on in the summer, but we really do try our best to keep things low-key so that you can just escape the chaos of life and find time to rest and treat yourself to some down-home Southern cooking! We added some new menu items at the Grill such as Alfredo Penne Pasta and a variety of shareable desserts. At the Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant we added a new Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Pie. Yum!!
How’d you like to have a little bit of Applewood Farmhouse in your kitchen? If you’re a fan of Chef Roman’s recipe videos that we share on social media, be on the lookout for some new recipe videos coming soon. We are currently in production with some new step-by-step, easy-to-make recipes straight from Applewood’s kitchen. Also, soon available for purchase on our website we will be offering some dry mixes such as biscuit/pancake mix and fried chicken breading. Make sure you follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest to see the video recipes, information about the dry mixes, and all the latest news and happenings here at Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant and Grill.
Don’t forget on Friday, September 1st, we will be officially celebrating our 30th Anniversary! We can’t believe how time flies and how far we have come from our humble beginnings 30 years ago to now serving over 28-thousand people a week! WOW, it’s just incredible and we have you, our customers, to thank for our blessed success. The Mayor of Sevierville will proclaim the day Applewood Farmhouse Day and prizes will be given away throughout the day. That evening there will be free musical entertainment by The Po Ramblin’ Boys.
Finally, just for fun I thought I’d share some pretty staggering statistics about Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant & Grill. Check this out!
- Over 28-thousand people served each week
- 864-thousand eggs served per year
- 2.4 MILLION fritters served per year
- 4,000 pounds of apples served fried and fresh PER MONTH
- Over 50-thousand gallons of tea served per year
- 10,000 pancakes served per month
- 209,750 pounds of chicken served per year
- Over 1 MILLION slices of bacon served per year
- The longest time an employee has worked for Applewood is 30 years
- Our Executive Team has over 150 years of combined food services experience
Pretty amazing!! Again, we can’t thank you enough for your love and support over 30 years, and we will do everything possible to serve you for at least another 30!
William B. Stokely, IV
President, Orchard Foods, Ltd