What This Family Says About Their Business Will Melt Your Heart

Meredith Wood

Meredith Wood

Editor-in-Chief at Fundera
Meredith Wood is the editor-in-chief at Fundera. She has specialized in financial advice for small business owners for almost a decade, and is sought out frequently for her expertise in small business lending. Meredith’s advice has appeared in the SBA, SCORE, Yahoo!, Amex OPEN Forum, Fox Business, American Banker, Small Business Trends, and more.
Meredith Wood

Founded in Family from UNC | Carolina Photojournalism on Vimeo.

Meet the Allens. They’ve been running their family business for over 60 years.

This touching video, created by photojournalists from UNC Chapel Hill, gives us a glimpse into a day in the life of the Allen family. Their restaurant, Community Drive-In, has fed generations of regulars in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina. It’s a place where people gather, share meals, and feel at home. It’s also home to a hot dog they’ve dubbed “world-famous… until proven otherwise.”

Patsy, a waitress, knows her family has something special that makes working together a labor of love. “Some people say, ‘You can’t work for family.’ If it weren’t for family, we’d be in a mess.”

That bond couldn’t be clearer. It’s plain to see: the Allens will be feeding their community for years to come.

 

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Meredith Wood

Meredith Wood

Editor-in-Chief at Fundera
Meredith Wood is the editor-in-chief at Fundera. She has specialized in financial advice for small business owners for almost a decade, and is sought out frequently for her expertise in small business lending. Meredith’s advice has appeared in the SBA, SCORE, Yahoo!, Amex OPEN Forum, Fox Business, American Banker, Small Business Trends, and more.
Meredith Wood

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