Chef Adrienne and her husband Kevin McDaniels have had a few businesses in Pasadena over the years that they started. This time they are joining Debbie Raney and going into business with her at the Park Bench Cafe.
Debbie, who has been a business owner (Quik Stop) for decades is ready to retire for a couple of years but she would not relinquish her spot at 2470 N. Lake Avenue and Mariposa in Altadena until she was able to leave it in good hands. Also, she understands how hard it is for Blacks to occupy good real estate in the area and wanted it to remain Black-owned.
Along came Chef Adrienne, who has wanted to open a restaurant, but it's hard finding the right location and dealing with the City of Pasadena. The situation with Debbie was like a dream come true and the Chef and Kevin are prepared to take on the challenge of continuing the business Debbie has made so successful.
October 12th will be the grand-opening and Adrienne is starting with serving breakfast. She has a full menu and promises that the soulful and healthy breakfast will be just what so many are craving.
Owning a Black-owned business is hard, so joining forces with an established business was a good, smart move on the behalf of the McDaniels. United we will rise and with your support success is on the horizon for this power couple.