Flip-Flopping Can Be Good
Quick N Tasty Gets New Owners, Ideas & Name: Flip Burgers & Treats
Bonnie Davidson / The Courier
Jeff Johnson flips burgers in his post retirement from the post office. After 24 years of delivering the mail, he's now co-owner with his wife, Andi, of the former Quick N Tasty.
Some locals might say it's the best burger in town. Many will remember the restaurant that has sat for 30 years in the same spot and provided sweet treats and plenty of good fried foods. The Quick N Tasty might be seeing a facelift on the name, but big changes aren't on the way just yet.
Andi and Jeff Johnson purchased the restaurant, and the ownership change will be official in the upcoming week. While the Johnsons aren't planning on any major changes in the near future they did decide to change the name to Flip Burgers & Treats. Andi explained that the name change would help freshen up the business.
While it seems like a sudden change, the two looked into the process in November and decided that it might be a step they wanted to take. Andi explained that she's excited for a change and a new challenge in their near future. She also said that she has worked in the food service in the past and they have several ties to relatives in the food industry that it seemed to just fit.
"It's something I've enjoyed and he (Jeff) just tagged along," Andi said.
The two will now be working for themselves in a business that can sometimes be a challenge. Andi will still continue to work for IT for Fish Wildlife and Parks, along with helping out with the grandchildren. She said while she'll have a pretty full plate, her husband Jeff has just recently retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 24 years of service. His last day was in January.
Andi explained that her favorite part of the transition will be coming up with new menu items, with hopes to go up in the quality of the product. She described the restaurant as "fast-casual" instead of fast-food. You might see some bigger burgers in the near future.
The couple is also looking at doing more promotions and adding a website for customers.
Andi said the experience will be a welcome change for the family, and they'll work on learning the business before making any changes.
"Sometimes you just need something a little different; we're looking forward to making this place a little more unique," Andi said. "The changes will be gradual."