FAIR FOOD YEAR ROUND SINCE, 2009

Fair Food is a family owned business, but popular restaurant, specializing in candy apples, funnel cakes, corn-dogs, fried oreos, fried twinkies, turkey legs, and other carnival goods that we make fresh daily. Founded by Lynette Thomas in 2009. At Fair Food we make all our candy apples from scratch, every day. We use locally sourced ingredients that are preservative-free, basic ingredients. Where we can, we try to use organic ingredients, offering all our lovely customers the most delicious carnival goods.

DO WE DELIVER/CATER PARTIES? YES

DO WE WORK ON HOLIDAYS? YES

DO WE ACCEPT CASHAPP & CREDIT CARDS? YES

DO WE USE SQUARE REGISTER? YES

DO ALL ORDERS HAS TO BE PAID FOR IN-ADVANCE? YES

DO WE ACCEPT BUSINESS OR PERSONAL CHECKS? NO 

DO WE COOK ON-SITE? YES IF YOUR ORDER IS OVER $2000.00

Let's Be Honest: You don't go to the carnival for just the rides.

CEO LKT

You go to the carnival for great carnival food, like funnel cakes, candy apples, turkey legs, corn dogs, cotton candy, polish sausages, and more. Lynette Thomas recognized this fact and came up with the million-dollar idea-to open a restaurant that serves Fair Food every day. Fair Food Year Round is not only a local restaurant, but offers Fair foods nationally for your events and fundraising. Fair Food provides the most popular Fair Food choices on a daily basis. Generally you could only get these foods for 2 weeks out of a whole year when a fair is in town. In additional to the traditional items, they have put a spin on certain items and created different flavors and other “entrees” that have helped generate sales for their business. Now they are adding the outdoor fun with their delicious Fair Food. Their unique selling proposition is that everyone who enjoys fairs, enjoy the food as well. This is what makes their business notable because nowhere in the USA can you walk into a place and purchase carnival food year round. The general concept of the business is simple. They prepare/cook carnival food all year round. It operates like all other restaurants in which a customer orders, pays, and receives their order. They started out in a concession trailer selling a variety of tasty fair treats at flea markets, school events, and local festivals such as, Juneteenth, Block Party for Peace, and other annual block parties all over Memphis.

MOHAMAD BERRO/CEO

BILL BANNISTER FAIR FOOD BLOG

Reasons to Love Memphis #25 – Fair Food

Here’s a good reason to love Memphis – there’s a restaurant called Fair Food that serves (you guessed it) fair food year-round, seven days a week. Fair Food has been open for about a month and is run by a couple that also has a food truck that they take to flea markets, fairs and carnivals. You place your order at the counter, and they bring it out to your table. The menu is fairly extensive – people at my table ordered brats, Polish sausage, a barbecue sandwich, a burger, funnel cakes, and a snow cone. Speaking of the people at my table, a few I Love Memphis blog readers came out to keep me company: I had a cheeseburger and fries and fresh squeezed lemonade. The burger was thick and came with a tomato slice, some lettuce and a pickle on the side. Fair Food has both regular fries and curly spicy fries. The general consensus on the food was that it was tasty, but not anything super special. It was carnival food, just like you’d get at the fair. Fair Food is located in a former Mexican restaurant in a strip mall on Covington Pike. Seating is limited – there are only four tall folding tables and a few stools at each one. There are games on the tables (dominoes, Memory, and Monopoly). Overall, Carnival Food is a great place to fulfill your off-season funnel cake cravings or grab an inexpensive lunch if you’re in the area. A few things to know before you go: Fair Food delivers, but I’m not sure what their delivery area is. There’s a $5 minimum for credit card purchases, and they’re open 12p.m. – 9 p.m. every day.

2009 COMMERCIAL APPEAL BLOG