Dear Loyal Customers,

Interest and excitement in the Make and Take Gourmet concept has never been greater! In fact, I just got a call from Forbes magazine… they’re interested in doing a story about our business!

At Make and Take Gourmet, we are committed to listening to our customers and your wants and your needs. Our surveys have shown us that many of you have shifted your preference from “make” (making meals in-store) to “take” (taking fresh meals to-go, and baking them at home). This trend seems to be emerging as more and more people have less and less time every day. Our stores must have the ability to adapt to this “retail“ model.

We anticipated that as this new industry evolved, stores would need to adapt to emerging trends. We expected that this would include some store closures, and unfortunately our Camillus and Baldwinsville stores have closed. However, our Cicero, Fayetteville and Auburn stores will continue to operate 7 days a week as we continue to evolve our business model into a total convenience solution.

Our core mission and business strategy remains the same – to give customers high-quality, convenient meal options. In fact, demand is increasing, as families like you seek ways to find nutritious meals at a reasonable cost that can adapt to their busy lives and give them more time to improve their quality of life.

To continue meeting your needs, we are enhancing our business model to emphasize the “take” aspect. We’re currently coming up with more ideas that offer even more convenient, fresh, homemade meal options that you can “grab-and-go”.

We continue to be an industry leader that provides you with the convenience and high-quality meals they have come to expect from us. Interest in franchise stores is continuing, and we’re committed to the evolution of the best business model to succeed.

I can honestly say that Make and Take Gourmet’s future is looking very bright and we look forward to seeing you soon.

We thank you for your support of our business.


Cicero 701-0472   Fayetteville 663-0093   Auburn 258-9077