What Food Can Georgia Market For an Quick Buck?
What’s wrong with Georgia food?
A restaurant a couple of miles west of here is named Texas Rib Ranch, and guess what they specialize in? If you guessed Texas barbecue you are right. A couple of miles in the other direction is a restaurant that specializes in North Carolina barbecue. Down the road from that is a New York Deli. We can go to a few places in town that specializes in Louisiana and/or New Orleans Cajun food.
In New Jersey I remember Maryland Fried Chicken was popular. Here, Kentucky Fried Chickens rules. We have a Chicago Hotdogs in town that sells Coney Island Pups. At the Philly Connection we can buy, well, Philadelphia Cheese Steaks.
There are those foreign restaurants in town: Chinese, Thai, Mexican, Japanese, India, a Danish bakery, a French bakery, and Jersey Mike's Sub's.
Or you can be a jet setter and eat pancakes at the International House of Pancakes.
At the grocery store I can buy a Virginia Ham or we can buy Omaha Steaks at Omaha Steaks.
What do us Georgians cook and eat that we could market. We tried Stuckey’s Praline Pecans but that really didn’t have the word Georgia on it. Peanuts? Well, we do have a good crop of peanuts and were doing a pretty good job making Peter Pan Peanut Butter until … well, thank goodness, “Georgia” wasn’t on the jars, although it was made in Georgia.
We could try catfish, we seem to have plenty of those but when you think of catfish you think of Mississippi.
Surely there is something besides road-kill for Georgia to use its name on.
Damn! I was about to suggest marketing little white chocolate bulldogs, to the University of Georgia’s mascot UGA but it just occurred to me he is an English bulldog.