Bill and Carol Reed have moved and expanded their popular fried pie business. The former grocery store building in downtown Gordon now houses the wholesale production of Backroads Bakery as well as the addition of a cafe area in front. Along with the regular dessert pies that come in fruit, chocolate and buttermilk pie flavors, they have now started offering a breakfast pie as well as ham and cheese pies and pepperoni and sausage pizza pies.
Thursday night Backroads Bakery & Cafe was packed with locals coming in for the grand opening that offered free pie, ice cream, soft drinks and entertainment. Mayor Petty was on hand to do the ceremonial ribbon cutting and Max Wheeler and his group offered entertainment in the adjoining room. Other members of the band were Arlita on keyboard, Linda Denise singing, Richard Swanner, Wesley Allbright, Clay Fambro, Willie Nathan Fulfer and Paul Sanders. Max and his wife Imogene have part of the Backroads building and that part now houses a stage and seating area. Max will host their musical get togethers at the location every few weeks and the Cafe will be open for those gatherings.
Although Backroads pies have been around for seven years, Bill and Carol just bought the business last September. Carol, who has a background in the restaurant business, dreamed of adding the cafe to the business.
Backroads Bakery fried pies are available in over 80 convenience stores in a 125 mile radius of Gordon. The cafe will be open each Friday through Monday from 7:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. You can visit their website at www.backroadsbakery.net or reach them by phone at 254-693-5454