The Butcher Shop to open a second Middle Georgia store
Amy and David Dean plan to open a second location of The Butcher Shop, a popular specialty market in Warner Robins.
Their market offers high quality fresh cut meats, frozen vegetables, ready to grill sides, take out, desserts and unique foods.
The idea is to collect everything you need for a delicious meal in one place and maybe also bring home something unique from the store.
“We want you to feel like the only customer when you walk through the door,” said Amy Dean, who emphasizes customer service in addition to quality food. “When you walk in, we want you to feel like you are our family. “
The Deans plan to duplicate offerings from The Butcher Shop to Warner Robins as much as possible while tailoring products and services to the Macon area, she said.
Deans consider their meats “a cut above”.
‘A cut above’
When a customer walks into The Butcher Shop at 1057 Ga. 96, Suite 100, at Warner Robins, they will find a large selection of certified Angus cuts of beef, from tender bistro to rib eye steak to Japanese Wagyu A5. .
On a recent visit, the bistro offering sold for $ 21.79 a pound, the rib eye steak at $ 33.99 a pound and the Japanese A5 Wagyu at $ 124.99 a pound.
The 80/20 ground beef is chopped fresh every day on site. Deans also offer specialty hand-made burgers, including the Fromm Burger named after former University of Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm, whose hometown is Warner Robins.
The half pound burger is a mix of their fresh ground beef and Fromm favorites made with bacon, mushrooms and Swiss cheese.
The butcher also offers a plethora of chicken and pork selections as well as homemade sausages from their recipes.
A popular sausage choice is Kristy’s Hawaiian Mafia Link, which is a spicy Italian pork sausage with pineapple and bacon. Country Low Boil is another homemade mix of shrimp, crab, corn, red potatoes and sausage, Dean said.
Meats can also be pre-ordered in the store and online with marinades or rubs, cut to size and vacuum packed.
The Deans also offer their own jerky in a variety of flavors as well as freshly fried pork rinds.
They also have shelves full of sauces and seasonings, including their own Double D’s Dirt BBQ seasoning.
A large freezer offers a multitude of vegetables, butter peas with corn on the cob as well as ground lamb and a few other exotic meat options.
They also offer a variety of foods ready to microwave or cook, from simple meals to family meals, an assortment of dips like spinach and artichokes, and seasoned and ready-to-grill sides such as asparagus. wrapped in bacon, squash and zucchini slices, a cauliflower steak and stuffed mushrooms.
Customers may also want to try their jalapeño peppers stuffed with cream cheese and wrapped in bacon as well as their bacon-wrapped steak bites.
Deans also have their own cheese, like their Red Dragon English Mustard Seed.
They also offer jams and jellies, homemade sweets like pecan pies, pound cake and bananas, and local produce like Money’s Honey from Fort Valley and finger cookies from Wilson’s Bakery in Warner Robins.
Unique to the Macon store
At the Macon store, the deans expect to have more exotic meats such as lamb, veal, quail and duck.
They also plan to offer premium wines and specialty beers, she said.
Macon’s store will also have another look: a French country decor in black and white.
The Dean’s List, a popular weekly offer at The Warner Robins store of individual and family meals pre-ordered via Facebook, will not be offered – at least not initially.
Dean said she might offer some of The Dean’s List to grab and take to Macon’s store, or other options like sandwiches, to test the waters and see what locals do. Macon prefer.
Something Dean said she thinks will be well received in the Macon area and that she plans to donate charcuterie boards.
Hoping to open by mid-December, the Deans will not be offering a holiday meal at the Macon store this year, but expect to be able to provide that service next year, she said.
Delivery will be made to both sites, a service they will provide with their own employees.
“The person who delivers is a reflection of our store,” she said.
For friends and family
The Deans began serving family and friends before opening a storefront in 2014 on a shopping street anchored by a convenience store and gas station to Warner Robins.
The first butcher’s shop was located in the former location of the Martins Meat Market which is now a Stoner’s Pizza Joint at 1080 Ga. 96, Suite 500.
To open up their market and restaurant business, David Dean left his construction job behind to devote himself full time. His brother is Michael Dean from Macon beer company and Cluckin ‘Great Deli and more.
Amy Dean also works full time in their business while continuing to serve as the office manager for her father’s business, Allen Tree Service at Warner Robins.
The couple market and catering service have grown by leaps and bounds in their largest Warner Robins location, and while other businesses have struggled in the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, they have done well. .
“We have increased a lot of customers during COVID due to shortages in grocery stores,” she said.
The Deans have been considering opening a second location for some time, having been urged to consider other locations like Savannah, she said.
But they chose Macon mainly because they are practical operators and Macon is not far off. They also expect to fill a void created when Hoyt’s market closed, Dean said.
Additionally, The Butcher Shop at Warner Robins already has customers who come from Macon and the town of Forsyth and the community of Bolingbroke in County Monroe, she said.
The deans recently started renovating the storefront in Macon.
They are also hiring for both sites, providing on-site training and specifically looking for students as well as people with culinary interests. If you’re interested in a job at either location, call the store at 478-988-9262.