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Catering company adds new restaurant concept

Catering company adds new restaurant concept

Sarah Sole

We have the pandemic to thank for Preston Eatery. 

The new restaurant, at 1093 Bethel Rd., opened its doors Jan. 11. Amber Preston, who co-owns the restaurant with her mother, Sue, said the two of them began considering opening a restaurant when COVID-19 began, as a way to supplement her mom’s catering business, Preston Catering. 

“[We’re] just kind of running with this new idea, and so far it’s paying off for us, so we’re happy,” Preston said. 


Preston said her mom started Preston Catering in 1995. For the last seven years, they had been offering grab-and-go, take-and-bake meals as well. 

Enter the pandemic. Prior to it, they were selling maybe 25 meals per week, Preston said. Now, they sell close to 400 grab-and-go meals weekly.

While the grab-and-go meals were experiencing a surge in popularity, the pandemic had the opposite effect on the catering business. 

Preston said they decided to renovate their space to turn it into a small restaurant with sandwiches, salads, and a variety of desserts. 

“Everything we do is homemade,” she said. “And we take a lot of pride in that.” 

Preston said she and her mom plan to have homemade lemonade and drinks for the summer months. They’re also resurrecting their catering, creating a menu of pick-up items people can get by calling ahead. 

Preston Eatery is open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday. For more information, visit


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