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As parents spend more time with their children during the summer, restaurants have the chance to help families grab dinner during vacation or celebrate a Little League victory, but recent trends show that eateries could capitalize on the opportunities if they respond to kids’ and parents’ evolving needs.

“Kids are different today than they were a decade ago,” said Bonnie Riggs, restaurant analyst for consumer market research firm The NPD Group, in a May report. “They want to grow up fast and don’t want to be thought of as kids. Moms are also more concerned with the foods that their kids are eating. Restaurant operators and foodservice manufacturers understand this and are offering more varied options on kids’ menus, downsized portions and healthy alternatives.”

Of the restaurants featured in the Top 75 Kid-Friendly Restaurants list published last month by OpenTable.com, chains featuring a varied American-fare menu as well as specialty cuisine garnered top ratings as a suitable choice for families. Japanese concept Benihana made the list, for example, and Italian chain Buca di Beppo did particularly well, with 25 of its 86 U.S. locations making the list. Not Your Average Joe’s had six of its 17 restaurants make the top 75 as well. The brand’s kids’ menu has standard choices like chicken fingers, pizza, and mac and cheese, but also more grown-up options like sirloin tips and balsamic-glazed salmon.

Take a look at some more chains that are successfully catering to kids with their menus, as well as chains that have retooled their marketing to become more family friendly.


Homepage

Lunch specials are served Monday through Friday 11am – 3pm at our Murfreesboro, Lebanon, and Hendersonville locations.

This Week’s
Lunch Special
$5.99

Monday: Grilled Kielbasa Alfredo Spaghetti

Tuesday: Chili Stuffed Potato

Wednesday: Blackened Chicken Pasta

Thursday: Meatball Spaghetti

Friday: Grilled Italian Sausage Spaghetti

Monday: 2 for 1 Well Drinks

Tuesday: 2 for 1 Glass of Wine

Wednesday: 1/2 Price Bottle of Wine

Thursday: 2 for 1 Bottle of Beer

Friday: $5 Drink of the Week

Saturday & Sunday: 1/2 Price Bloody Marys & Mimosas

'The' Soup

Famous Baked Chicken and Rice Soup

Chicken Salad

Creamy chicken salad served in pineapple

Meat Sauce Spaghetti

Blend of meat, olive oil, herbs and spices

Homemade Baked Lasagna

oven-baked pork and beef, ricotta, Parmesan, Romano, mozzarella

Great Food Always Has A History. Ours began in 1943 when, at the age of 9, Jim Demos began working with his father Pete in their small family owned restaurant in Birmingham, Alabama. As a Greek immigrant family, the Demos family knew the importance of offering exceptional food with authentic ingredients at quality prices.

Demos’ is an independent, family-owned business whose purpose is to glorify God by serving our customers and our employees. We have won multiple Top Workplace awards from The Tennessean, as voted on by our employees. We invite you to learn more about how you can grow personally and professionally by joining our family of restaurants.

Murfreesboro, TN

Sun. – Thur. 11 am – 10 pm

Fri. – Sat. 11 am – 11 pm

Hendersonville, TN

Sun. – Thur. 11 am – 10 pm

Fri. – Sat. 11 am – 11 pm

Sun. – Thur. 11 am – 10 pm

Fri. – Sat. 11 am – 11 pm

MENUS

Our Family Tradition to Yours

The top two questions I get about the soup is who created the recipe and what is the recipe. The soup was created at the very latest by my grandmother (my father’s mother), but most likely was passed down from previous generations. When my father opened Demos’ the flavor profile was too strong and he modified the recipe to make it more suitable for everyone’s tastes. In the process, he added one extra ingredient by mistake, and the soup was amazing after that

Ingredients:

  1. Log on to www.DemosFamilyKitchen.com
  2. Order ½ gallon
  3. Wait for us to ship it to you
  4. Heat and serve

Alternative:

  1. Order online from your favorite location
  2. Drive to said location
  3. Pick it up and take it home
  4. Serve

Our Family Tradition to Yours

If you poll the Demos family, you will find that collectively Meat Sauce Spaghetti is our most favorite sauce.

My father had a friend from Sicily who gave him the recipe, and he knew from the beginning that he wanted to use this in a restaurant eventually…but for decades, we ate this at home on a regular basis.

When his friend died, my father suggested to an old business partner to put this recipe in another restaurant, and he was laughed and told that no one would buy spaghetti outside of an Italian restaurant.

RECIPE: MEAT SAUCE SPAGHETTI

Naturally, being a bit of a rebel at times, Meat Sauce Spaghetti was the first item he put on the menu when he was designing Demos’.

For years, there were only two people that knew the spices that went into the meat sauce spaghetti, (my father and myself) and we would make all the sauces for the two locations we had at the time.

We currently sell over 5,000 gallons in the stores and ship more through Demosfamilykitchen.com. All these years later, we still get tickled that an idea that was laughed at by others has become not only our family favorite but a favorite of many of our customers as well.

Our Family Tradition to Yours

My mother did not know how to cook before she met my father. Growing up very poor as a sharecropper’s daughter, basic food items were not very plentiful, so she never learned how to make many items. However, as she learned how to cook, she started really liking cookbooks, and she would collect many of them to cook at home. My father would come home and modify almost every recipe.

The chicken salad was one of her favorite recipes, but my father didn’t want just to put a chicken salad scoop on a plate like so many others. He originally had the idea to add the chicken salad scoop to a cantaloupe half, however he did not like the flavor profile.

That’s when he came up with the idea of trying it in a pineapple and that was perfect. The secret: it has to be a Gold pineapple—not a yellow one!

Now he had his dish. And since it automatically comes with a cup of “The soup”, how can it go wrong?

This is one of those quick pick up lunches that the family grabs all the time. We just get a scoop in a go cup and eat it at our desk in the office or in the car (better than texting)

Some people eat the pineapple with it and others do not.

Which type of person are you?

Our Family Tradition to Yours

My father was opening Demos’ on a budget and had to make a lot of decisions that on paper were not good but ended up working out for us. One of these was our lasagna. He wanted a lasagna on the menu, but outside of eating it in other restaurants, we never ate it at home. He had no idea how to make the lasagna. He figured he would figure it out in time to get open.

However, due to having to learn how to run a full- service restaurant, which he never operated before, handling construction issues, and working with staff on training them to cook product which he had never made in a commercial environment before, he could never get the lasagna recipe right. Each one he made was not good, or at best, not quite right.

RECIPE: HOMEMADE BAKED LASAGNA

With training happening, and no good recipe in sight, he panicked and ordered hundreds of frozen store-bought lasagnas to serve in the meantime.

However, shortly before we opened, he was able to perfect the recipe and we were able to serve our lasagna and never had to use the frozen store-bought lasagnas


Homepage

Lunch specials are served Monday through Friday 11am – 3pm at our Murfreesboro, Lebanon, and Hendersonville locations.

This Week’s
Lunch Special
$5.99

Monday: Grilled Kielbasa Alfredo Spaghetti

Tuesday: Chili Stuffed Potato

Wednesday: Blackened Chicken Pasta

Thursday: Meatball Spaghetti

Friday: Grilled Italian Sausage Spaghetti

Monday: 2 for 1 Well Drinks

Tuesday: 2 for 1 Glass of Wine

Wednesday: 1/2 Price Bottle of Wine

Thursday: 2 for 1 Bottle of Beer

Friday: $5 Drink of the Week

Saturday & Sunday: 1/2 Price Bloody Marys & Mimosas

'The' Soup

Famous Baked Chicken and Rice Soup

Chicken Salad

Creamy chicken salad served in pineapple

Meat Sauce Spaghetti

Blend of meat, olive oil, herbs and spices

Homemade Baked Lasagna

oven-baked pork and beef, ricotta, Parmesan, Romano, mozzarella

Great Food Always Has A History. Ours began in 1943 when, at the age of 9, Jim Demos began working with his father Pete in their small family owned restaurant in Birmingham, Alabama. As a Greek immigrant family, the Demos family knew the importance of offering exceptional food with authentic ingredients at quality prices.

Demos’ is an independent, family-owned business whose purpose is to glorify God by serving our customers and our employees. We have won multiple Top Workplace awards from The Tennessean, as voted on by our employees. We invite you to learn more about how you can grow personally and professionally by joining our family of restaurants.

Murfreesboro, TN

Sun. – Thur. 11 am – 10 pm

Fri. – Sat. 11 am – 11 pm

Hendersonville, TN

Sun. – Thur. 11 am – 10 pm

Fri. – Sat. 11 am – 11 pm

Sun. – Thur. 11 am – 10 pm

Fri. – Sat. 11 am – 11 pm

MENUS

Our Family Tradition to Yours

The top two questions I get about the soup is who created the recipe and what is the recipe. The soup was created at the very latest by my grandmother (my father’s mother), but most likely was passed down from previous generations. When my father opened Demos’ the flavor profile was too strong and he modified the recipe to make it more suitable for everyone’s tastes. In the process, he added one extra ingredient by mistake, and the soup was amazing after that

Ingredients:

  1. Log on to www.DemosFamilyKitchen.com
  2. Order ½ gallon
  3. Wait for us to ship it to you
  4. Heat and serve

Alternative:

  1. Order online from your favorite location
  2. Drive to said location
  3. Pick it up and take it home
  4. Serve

Our Family Tradition to Yours

If you poll the Demos family, you will find that collectively Meat Sauce Spaghetti is our most favorite sauce.

My father had a friend from Sicily who gave him the recipe, and he knew from the beginning that he wanted to use this in a restaurant eventually…but for decades, we ate this at home on a regular basis.

When his friend died, my father suggested to an old business partner to put this recipe in another restaurant, and he was laughed and told that no one would buy spaghetti outside of an Italian restaurant.

RECIPE: MEAT SAUCE SPAGHETTI

Naturally, being a bit of a rebel at times, Meat Sauce Spaghetti was the first item he put on the menu when he was designing Demos’.

For years, there were only two people that knew the spices that went into the meat sauce spaghetti, (my father and myself) and we would make all the sauces for the two locations we had at the time.

We currently sell over 5,000 gallons in the stores and ship more through Demosfamilykitchen.com. All these years later, we still get tickled that an idea that was laughed at by others has become not only our family favorite but a favorite of many of our customers as well.

Our Family Tradition to Yours

My mother did not know how to cook before she met my father. Growing up very poor as a sharecropper’s daughter, basic food items were not very plentiful, so she never learned how to make many items. However, as she learned how to cook, she started really liking cookbooks, and she would collect many of them to cook at home. My father would come home and modify almost every recipe.

The chicken salad was one of her favorite recipes, but my father didn’t want just to put a chicken salad scoop on a plate like so many others. He originally had the idea to add the chicken salad scoop to a cantaloupe half, however he did not like the flavor profile.

That’s when he came up with the idea of trying it in a pineapple and that was perfect. The secret: it has to be a Gold pineapple—not a yellow one!

Now he had his dish. And since it automatically comes with a cup of “The soup”, how can it go wrong?

This is one of those quick pick up lunches that the family grabs all the time. We just get a scoop in a go cup and eat it at our desk in the office or in the car (better than texting)

Some people eat the pineapple with it and others do not.

Which type of person are you?

Our Family Tradition to Yours

My father was opening Demos’ on a budget and had to make a lot of decisions that on paper were not good but ended up working out for us. One of these was our lasagna. He wanted a lasagna on the menu, but outside of eating it in other restaurants, we never ate it at home. He had no idea how to make the lasagna. He figured he would figure it out in time to get open.

However, due to having to learn how to run a full- service restaurant, which he never operated before, handling construction issues, and working with staff on training them to cook product which he had never made in a commercial environment before, he could never get the lasagna recipe right. Each one he made was not good, or at best, not quite right.

RECIPE: HOMEMADE BAKED LASAGNA

With training happening, and no good recipe in sight, he panicked and ordered hundreds of frozen store-bought lasagnas to serve in the meantime.

However, shortly before we opened, he was able to perfect the recipe and we were able to serve our lasagna and never had to use the frozen store-bought lasagnas


Homepage

Lunch specials are served Monday through Friday 11am – 3pm at our Murfreesboro, Lebanon, and Hendersonville locations.

This Week’s
Lunch Special
$5.99

Monday: Grilled Kielbasa Alfredo Spaghetti

Tuesday: Chili Stuffed Potato

Wednesday: Blackened Chicken Pasta

Thursday: Meatball Spaghetti

Friday: Grilled Italian Sausage Spaghetti

Monday: 2 for 1 Well Drinks

Tuesday: 2 for 1 Glass of Wine

Wednesday: 1/2 Price Bottle of Wine

Thursday: 2 for 1 Bottle of Beer

Friday: $5 Drink of the Week

Saturday & Sunday: 1/2 Price Bloody Marys & Mimosas

'The' Soup

Famous Baked Chicken and Rice Soup

Chicken Salad

Creamy chicken salad served in pineapple

Meat Sauce Spaghetti

Blend of meat, olive oil, herbs and spices

Homemade Baked Lasagna

oven-baked pork and beef, ricotta, Parmesan, Romano, mozzarella

Great Food Always Has A History. Ours began in 1943 when, at the age of 9, Jim Demos began working with his father Pete in their small family owned restaurant in Birmingham, Alabama. As a Greek immigrant family, the Demos family knew the importance of offering exceptional food with authentic ingredients at quality prices.

Demos’ is an independent, family-owned business whose purpose is to glorify God by serving our customers and our employees. We have won multiple Top Workplace awards from The Tennessean, as voted on by our employees. We invite you to learn more about how you can grow personally and professionally by joining our family of restaurants.

Murfreesboro, TN

Sun. – Thur. 11 am – 10 pm

Fri. – Sat. 11 am – 11 pm

Hendersonville, TN

Sun. – Thur. 11 am – 10 pm

Fri. – Sat. 11 am – 11 pm

Sun. – Thur. 11 am – 10 pm

Fri. – Sat. 11 am – 11 pm

MENUS

Our Family Tradition to Yours

The top two questions I get about the soup is who created the recipe and what is the recipe. The soup was created at the very latest by my grandmother (my father’s mother), but most likely was passed down from previous generations. When my father opened Demos’ the flavor profile was too strong and he modified the recipe to make it more suitable for everyone’s tastes. In the process, he added one extra ingredient by mistake, and the soup was amazing after that

Ingredients:

  1. Log on to www.DemosFamilyKitchen.com
  2. Order ½ gallon
  3. Wait for us to ship it to you
  4. Heat and serve

Alternative:

  1. Order online from your favorite location
  2. Drive to said location
  3. Pick it up and take it home
  4. Serve

Our Family Tradition to Yours

If you poll the Demos family, you will find that collectively Meat Sauce Spaghetti is our most favorite sauce.

My father had a friend from Sicily who gave him the recipe, and he knew from the beginning that he wanted to use this in a restaurant eventually…but for decades, we ate this at home on a regular basis.

When his friend died, my father suggested to an old business partner to put this recipe in another restaurant, and he was laughed and told that no one would buy spaghetti outside of an Italian restaurant.

RECIPE: MEAT SAUCE SPAGHETTI

Naturally, being a bit of a rebel at times, Meat Sauce Spaghetti was the first item he put on the menu when he was designing Demos’.

For years, there were only two people that knew the spices that went into the meat sauce spaghetti, (my father and myself) and we would make all the sauces for the two locations we had at the time.

We currently sell over 5,000 gallons in the stores and ship more through Demosfamilykitchen.com. All these years later, we still get tickled that an idea that was laughed at by others has become not only our family favorite but a favorite of many of our customers as well.

Our Family Tradition to Yours

My mother did not know how to cook before she met my father. Growing up very poor as a sharecropper’s daughter, basic food items were not very plentiful, so she never learned how to make many items. However, as she learned how to cook, she started really liking cookbooks, and she would collect many of them to cook at home. My father would come home and modify almost every recipe.

The chicken salad was one of her favorite recipes, but my father didn’t want just to put a chicken salad scoop on a plate like so many others. He originally had the idea to add the chicken salad scoop to a cantaloupe half, however he did not like the flavor profile.

That’s when he came up with the idea of trying it in a pineapple and that was perfect. The secret: it has to be a Gold pineapple—not a yellow one!

Now he had his dish. And since it automatically comes with a cup of “The soup”, how can it go wrong?

This is one of those quick pick up lunches that the family grabs all the time. We just get a scoop in a go cup and eat it at our desk in the office or in the car (better than texting)

Some people eat the pineapple with it and others do not.

Which type of person are you?

Our Family Tradition to Yours

My father was opening Demos’ on a budget and had to make a lot of decisions that on paper were not good but ended up working out for us. One of these was our lasagna. He wanted a lasagna on the menu, but outside of eating it in other restaurants, we never ate it at home. He had no idea how to make the lasagna. He figured he would figure it out in time to get open.

However, due to having to learn how to run a full- service restaurant, which he never operated before, handling construction issues, and working with staff on training them to cook product which he had never made in a commercial environment before, he could never get the lasagna recipe right. Each one he made was not good, or at best, not quite right.

RECIPE: HOMEMADE BAKED LASAGNA

With training happening, and no good recipe in sight, he panicked and ordered hundreds of frozen store-bought lasagnas to serve in the meantime.

However, shortly before we opened, he was able to perfect the recipe and we were able to serve our lasagna and never had to use the frozen store-bought lasagnas


Homepage

Lunch specials are served Monday through Friday 11am – 3pm at our Murfreesboro, Lebanon, and Hendersonville locations.

This Week’s
Lunch Special
$5.99

Monday: Grilled Kielbasa Alfredo Spaghetti

Tuesday: Chili Stuffed Potato

Wednesday: Blackened Chicken Pasta

Thursday: Meatball Spaghetti

Friday: Grilled Italian Sausage Spaghetti

Monday: 2 for 1 Well Drinks

Tuesday: 2 for 1 Glass of Wine

Wednesday: 1/2 Price Bottle of Wine

Thursday: 2 for 1 Bottle of Beer

Friday: $5 Drink of the Week

Saturday & Sunday: 1/2 Price Bloody Marys & Mimosas

'The' Soup

Famous Baked Chicken and Rice Soup

Chicken Salad

Creamy chicken salad served in pineapple

Meat Sauce Spaghetti

Blend of meat, olive oil, herbs and spices

Homemade Baked Lasagna

oven-baked pork and beef, ricotta, Parmesan, Romano, mozzarella

Great Food Always Has A History. Ours began in 1943 when, at the age of 9, Jim Demos began working with his father Pete in their small family owned restaurant in Birmingham, Alabama. As a Greek immigrant family, the Demos family knew the importance of offering exceptional food with authentic ingredients at quality prices.

Demos’ is an independent, family-owned business whose purpose is to glorify God by serving our customers and our employees. We have won multiple Top Workplace awards from The Tennessean, as voted on by our employees. We invite you to learn more about how you can grow personally and professionally by joining our family of restaurants.

Murfreesboro, TN

Sun. – Thur. 11 am – 10 pm

Fri. – Sat. 11 am – 11 pm

Hendersonville, TN

Sun. – Thur. 11 am – 10 pm

Fri. – Sat. 11 am – 11 pm

Sun. – Thur. 11 am – 10 pm

Fri. – Sat. 11 am – 11 pm

MENUS

Our Family Tradition to Yours

The top two questions I get about the soup is who created the recipe and what is the recipe. The soup was created at the very latest by my grandmother (my father’s mother), but most likely was passed down from previous generations. When my father opened Demos’ the flavor profile was too strong and he modified the recipe to make it more suitable for everyone’s tastes. In the process, he added one extra ingredient by mistake, and the soup was amazing after that

Ingredients:

  1. Log on to www.DemosFamilyKitchen.com
  2. Order ½ gallon
  3. Wait for us to ship it to you
  4. Heat and serve

Alternative:

  1. Order online from your favorite location
  2. Drive to said location
  3. Pick it up and take it home
  4. Serve

Our Family Tradition to Yours

If you poll the Demos family, you will find that collectively Meat Sauce Spaghetti is our most favorite sauce.

My father had a friend from Sicily who gave him the recipe, and he knew from the beginning that he wanted to use this in a restaurant eventually…but for decades, we ate this at home on a regular basis.

When his friend died, my father suggested to an old business partner to put this recipe in another restaurant, and he was laughed and told that no one would buy spaghetti outside of an Italian restaurant.

RECIPE: MEAT SAUCE SPAGHETTI

Naturally, being a bit of a rebel at times, Meat Sauce Spaghetti was the first item he put on the menu when he was designing Demos’.

For years, there were only two people that knew the spices that went into the meat sauce spaghetti, (my father and myself) and we would make all the sauces for the two locations we had at the time.

We currently sell over 5,000 gallons in the stores and ship more through Demosfamilykitchen.com. All these years later, we still get tickled that an idea that was laughed at by others has become not only our family favorite but a favorite of many of our customers as well.

Our Family Tradition to Yours

My mother did not know how to cook before she met my father. Growing up very poor as a sharecropper’s daughter, basic food items were not very plentiful, so she never learned how to make many items. However, as she learned how to cook, she started really liking cookbooks, and she would collect many of them to cook at home. My father would come home and modify almost every recipe.

The chicken salad was one of her favorite recipes, but my father didn’t want just to put a chicken salad scoop on a plate like so many others. He originally had the idea to add the chicken salad scoop to a cantaloupe half, however he did not like the flavor profile.

That’s when he came up with the idea of trying it in a pineapple and that was perfect. The secret: it has to be a Gold pineapple—not a yellow one!

Now he had his dish. And since it automatically comes with a cup of “The soup”, how can it go wrong?

This is one of those quick pick up lunches that the family grabs all the time. We just get a scoop in a go cup and eat it at our desk in the office or in the car (better than texting)

Some people eat the pineapple with it and others do not.

Which type of person are you?

Our Family Tradition to Yours

My father was opening Demos’ on a budget and had to make a lot of decisions that on paper were not good but ended up working out for us. One of these was our lasagna. He wanted a lasagna on the menu, but outside of eating it in other restaurants, we never ate it at home. He had no idea how to make the lasagna. He figured he would figure it out in time to get open.

However, due to having to learn how to run a full- service restaurant, which he never operated before, handling construction issues, and working with staff on training them to cook product which he had never made in a commercial environment before, he could never get the lasagna recipe right. Each one he made was not good, or at best, not quite right.

RECIPE: HOMEMADE BAKED LASAGNA

With training happening, and no good recipe in sight, he panicked and ordered hundreds of frozen store-bought lasagnas to serve in the meantime.

However, shortly before we opened, he was able to perfect the recipe and we were able to serve our lasagna and never had to use the frozen store-bought lasagnas


Homepage

Lunch specials are served Monday through Friday 11am – 3pm at our Murfreesboro, Lebanon, and Hendersonville locations.

This Week’s
Lunch Special
$5.99

Monday: Grilled Kielbasa Alfredo Spaghetti

Tuesday: Chili Stuffed Potato

Wednesday: Blackened Chicken Pasta

Thursday: Meatball Spaghetti

Friday: Grilled Italian Sausage Spaghetti

Monday: 2 for 1 Well Drinks

Tuesday: 2 for 1 Glass of Wine

Wednesday: 1/2 Price Bottle of Wine

Thursday: 2 for 1 Bottle of Beer

Friday: $5 Drink of the Week

Saturday & Sunday: 1/2 Price Bloody Marys & Mimosas

'The' Soup

Famous Baked Chicken and Rice Soup

Chicken Salad

Creamy chicken salad served in pineapple

Meat Sauce Spaghetti

Blend of meat, olive oil, herbs and spices

Homemade Baked Lasagna

oven-baked pork and beef, ricotta, Parmesan, Romano, mozzarella

Great Food Always Has A History. Ours began in 1943 when, at the age of 9, Jim Demos began working with his father Pete in their small family owned restaurant in Birmingham, Alabama. As a Greek immigrant family, the Demos family knew the importance of offering exceptional food with authentic ingredients at quality prices.

Demos’ is an independent, family-owned business whose purpose is to glorify God by serving our customers and our employees. We have won multiple Top Workplace awards from The Tennessean, as voted on by our employees. We invite you to learn more about how you can grow personally and professionally by joining our family of restaurants.

Murfreesboro, TN

Sun. – Thur. 11 am – 10 pm

Fri. – Sat. 11 am – 11 pm

Hendersonville, TN

Sun. – Thur. 11 am – 10 pm

Fri. – Sat. 11 am – 11 pm

Sun. – Thur. 11 am – 10 pm

Fri. – Sat. 11 am – 11 pm

MENUS

Our Family Tradition to Yours

The top two questions I get about the soup is who created the recipe and what is the recipe. The soup was created at the very latest by my grandmother (my father’s mother), but most likely was passed down from previous generations. When my father opened Demos’ the flavor profile was too strong and he modified the recipe to make it more suitable for everyone’s tastes. In the process, he added one extra ingredient by mistake, and the soup was amazing after that

Ingredients:

  1. Log on to www.DemosFamilyKitchen.com
  2. Order ½ gallon
  3. Wait for us to ship it to you
  4. Heat and serve

Alternative:

  1. Order online from your favorite location
  2. Drive to said location
  3. Pick it up and take it home
  4. Serve

Our Family Tradition to Yours

If you poll the Demos family, you will find that collectively Meat Sauce Spaghetti is our most favorite sauce.

My father had a friend from Sicily who gave him the recipe, and he knew from the beginning that he wanted to use this in a restaurant eventually…but for decades, we ate this at home on a regular basis.

When his friend died, my father suggested to an old business partner to put this recipe in another restaurant, and he was laughed and told that no one would buy spaghetti outside of an Italian restaurant.

RECIPE: MEAT SAUCE SPAGHETTI

Naturally, being a bit of a rebel at times, Meat Sauce Spaghetti was the first item he put on the menu when he was designing Demos’.

For years, there were only two people that knew the spices that went into the meat sauce spaghetti, (my father and myself) and we would make all the sauces for the two locations we had at the time.

We currently sell over 5,000 gallons in the stores and ship more through Demosfamilykitchen.com. All these years later, we still get tickled that an idea that was laughed at by others has become not only our family favorite but a favorite of many of our customers as well.

Our Family Tradition to Yours

My mother did not know how to cook before she met my father. Growing up very poor as a sharecropper’s daughter, basic food items were not very plentiful, so she never learned how to make many items. However, as she learned how to cook, she started really liking cookbooks, and she would collect many of them to cook at home. My father would come home and modify almost every recipe.

The chicken salad was one of her favorite recipes, but my father didn’t want just to put a chicken salad scoop on a plate like so many others. He originally had the idea to add the chicken salad scoop to a cantaloupe half, however he did not like the flavor profile.

That’s when he came up with the idea of trying it in a pineapple and that was perfect. The secret: it has to be a Gold pineapple—not a yellow one!

Now he had his dish. And since it automatically comes with a cup of “The soup”, how can it go wrong?

This is one of those quick pick up lunches that the family grabs all the time. We just get a scoop in a go cup and eat it at our desk in the office or in the car (better than texting)

Some people eat the pineapple with it and others do not.

Which type of person are you?

Our Family Tradition to Yours

My father was opening Demos’ on a budget and had to make a lot of decisions that on paper were not good but ended up working out for us. One of these was our lasagna. He wanted a lasagna on the menu, but outside of eating it in other restaurants, we never ate it at home. He had no idea how to make the lasagna. He figured he would figure it out in time to get open.

However, due to having to learn how to run a full- service restaurant, which he never operated before, handling construction issues, and working with staff on training them to cook product which he had never made in a commercial environment before, he could never get the lasagna recipe right. Each one he made was not good, or at best, not quite right.

RECIPE: HOMEMADE BAKED LASAGNA

With training happening, and no good recipe in sight, he panicked and ordered hundreds of frozen store-bought lasagnas to serve in the meantime.

However, shortly before we opened, he was able to perfect the recipe and we were able to serve our lasagna and never had to use the frozen store-bought lasagnas


Homepage

Lunch specials are served Monday through Friday 11am – 3pm at our Murfreesboro, Lebanon, and Hendersonville locations.

This Week’s
Lunch Special
$5.99

Monday: Grilled Kielbasa Alfredo Spaghetti

Tuesday: Chili Stuffed Potato

Wednesday: Blackened Chicken Pasta

Thursday: Meatball Spaghetti

Friday: Grilled Italian Sausage Spaghetti

Monday: 2 for 1 Well Drinks

Tuesday: 2 for 1 Glass of Wine

Wednesday: 1/2 Price Bottle of Wine

Thursday: 2 for 1 Bottle of Beer

Friday: $5 Drink of the Week

Saturday & Sunday: 1/2 Price Bloody Marys & Mimosas

'The' Soup

Famous Baked Chicken and Rice Soup

Chicken Salad

Creamy chicken salad served in pineapple

Meat Sauce Spaghetti

Blend of meat, olive oil, herbs and spices

Homemade Baked Lasagna

oven-baked pork and beef, ricotta, Parmesan, Romano, mozzarella

Great Food Always Has A History. Ours began in 1943 when, at the age of 9, Jim Demos began working with his father Pete in their small family owned restaurant in Birmingham, Alabama. As a Greek immigrant family, the Demos family knew the importance of offering exceptional food with authentic ingredients at quality prices.

Demos’ is an independent, family-owned business whose purpose is to glorify God by serving our customers and our employees. We have won multiple Top Workplace awards from The Tennessean, as voted on by our employees. We invite you to learn more about how you can grow personally and professionally by joining our family of restaurants.

Murfreesboro, TN

Sun. – Thur. 11 am – 10 pm

Fri. – Sat. 11 am – 11 pm

Hendersonville, TN

Sun. – Thur. 11 am – 10 pm

Fri. – Sat. 11 am – 11 pm

Sun. – Thur. 11 am – 10 pm

Fri. – Sat. 11 am – 11 pm

MENUS

Our Family Tradition to Yours

The top two questions I get about the soup is who created the recipe and what is the recipe. The soup was created at the very latest by my grandmother (my father’s mother), but most likely was passed down from previous generations. When my father opened Demos’ the flavor profile was too strong and he modified the recipe to make it more suitable for everyone’s tastes. In the process, he added one extra ingredient by mistake, and the soup was amazing after that

Ingredients:

  1. Log on to www.DemosFamilyKitchen.com
  2. Order ½ gallon
  3. Wait for us to ship it to you
  4. Heat and serve

Alternative:

  1. Order online from your favorite location
  2. Drive to said location
  3. Pick it up and take it home
  4. Serve

Our Family Tradition to Yours

If you poll the Demos family, you will find that collectively Meat Sauce Spaghetti is our most favorite sauce.

My father had a friend from Sicily who gave him the recipe, and he knew from the beginning that he wanted to use this in a restaurant eventually…but for decades, we ate this at home on a regular basis.

When his friend died, my father suggested to an old business partner to put this recipe in another restaurant, and he was laughed and told that no one would buy spaghetti outside of an Italian restaurant.

RECIPE: MEAT SAUCE SPAGHETTI

Naturally, being a bit of a rebel at times, Meat Sauce Spaghetti was the first item he put on the menu when he was designing Demos’.

For years, there were only two people that knew the spices that went into the meat sauce spaghetti, (my father and myself) and we would make all the sauces for the two locations we had at the time.

We currently sell over 5,000 gallons in the stores and ship more through Demosfamilykitchen.com. All these years later, we still get tickled that an idea that was laughed at by others has become not only our family favorite but a favorite of many of our customers as well.

Our Family Tradition to Yours

My mother did not know how to cook before she met my father. Growing up very poor as a sharecropper’s daughter, basic food items were not very plentiful, so she never learned how to make many items. However, as she learned how to cook, she started really liking cookbooks, and she would collect many of them to cook at home. My father would come home and modify almost every recipe.

The chicken salad was one of her favorite recipes, but my father didn’t want just to put a chicken salad scoop on a plate like so many others. He originally had the idea to add the chicken salad scoop to a cantaloupe half, however he did not like the flavor profile.

That’s when he came up with the idea of trying it in a pineapple and that was perfect. The secret: it has to be a Gold pineapple—not a yellow one!

Now he had his dish. And since it automatically comes with a cup of “The soup”, how can it go wrong?

This is one of those quick pick up lunches that the family grabs all the time. We just get a scoop in a go cup and eat it at our desk in the office or in the car (better than texting)

Some people eat the pineapple with it and others do not.

Which type of person are you?

Our Family Tradition to Yours

My father was opening Demos’ on a budget and had to make a lot of decisions that on paper were not good but ended up working out for us. One of these was our lasagna. He wanted a lasagna on the menu, but outside of eating it in other restaurants, we never ate it at home. He had no idea how to make the lasagna. He figured he would figure it out in time to get open.

However, due to having to learn how to run a full- service restaurant, which he never operated before, handling construction issues, and working with staff on training them to cook product which he had never made in a commercial environment before, he could never get the lasagna recipe right. Each one he made was not good, or at best, not quite right.

RECIPE: HOMEMADE BAKED LASAGNA

With training happening, and no good recipe in sight, he panicked and ordered hundreds of frozen store-bought lasagnas to serve in the meantime.

However, shortly before we opened, he was able to perfect the recipe and we were able to serve our lasagna and never had to use the frozen store-bought lasagnas


Homepage

Lunch specials are served Monday through Friday 11am – 3pm at our Murfreesboro, Lebanon, and Hendersonville locations.

This Week’s
Lunch Special
$5.99

Monday: Grilled Kielbasa Alfredo Spaghetti

Tuesday: Chili Stuffed Potato

Wednesday: Blackened Chicken Pasta

Thursday: Meatball Spaghetti

Friday: Grilled Italian Sausage Spaghetti

Monday: 2 for 1 Well Drinks

Tuesday: 2 for 1 Glass of Wine

Wednesday: 1/2 Price Bottle of Wine

Thursday: 2 for 1 Bottle of Beer

Friday: $5 Drink of the Week

Saturday & Sunday: 1/2 Price Bloody Marys & Mimosas

'The' Soup

Famous Baked Chicken and Rice Soup

Chicken Salad

Creamy chicken salad served in pineapple

Meat Sauce Spaghetti

Blend of meat, olive oil, herbs and spices

Homemade Baked Lasagna

oven-baked pork and beef, ricotta, Parmesan, Romano, mozzarella

Great Food Always Has A History. Ours began in 1943 when, at the age of 9, Jim Demos began working with his father Pete in their small family owned restaurant in Birmingham, Alabama. As a Greek immigrant family, the Demos family knew the importance of offering exceptional food with authentic ingredients at quality prices.

Demos’ is an independent, family-owned business whose purpose is to glorify God by serving our customers and our employees. We have won multiple Top Workplace awards from The Tennessean, as voted on by our employees. We invite you to learn more about how you can grow personally and professionally by joining our family of restaurants.

Murfreesboro, TN

Sun. – Thur. 11 am – 10 pm

Fri. – Sat. 11 am – 11 pm

Hendersonville, TN

Sun. – Thur. 11 am – 10 pm

Fri. – Sat. 11 am – 11 pm

Sun. – Thur. 11 am – 10 pm

Fri. – Sat. 11 am – 11 pm

MENUS

Our Family Tradition to Yours

The top two questions I get about the soup is who created the recipe and what is the recipe. The soup was created at the very latest by my grandmother (my father’s mother), but most likely was passed down from previous generations. When my father opened Demos’ the flavor profile was too strong and he modified the recipe to make it more suitable for everyone’s tastes. In the process, he added one extra ingredient by mistake, and the soup was amazing after that

Ingredients:

  1. Log on to www.DemosFamilyKitchen.com
  2. Order ½ gallon
  3. Wait for us to ship it to you
  4. Heat and serve

Alternative:

  1. Order online from your favorite location
  2. Drive to said location
  3. Pick it up and take it home
  4. Serve

Our Family Tradition to Yours

If you poll the Demos family, you will find that collectively Meat Sauce Spaghetti is our most favorite sauce.

My father had a friend from Sicily who gave him the recipe, and he knew from the beginning that he wanted to use this in a restaurant eventually…but for decades, we ate this at home on a regular basis.

When his friend died, my father suggested to an old business partner to put this recipe in another restaurant, and he was laughed and told that no one would buy spaghetti outside of an Italian restaurant.

RECIPE: MEAT SAUCE SPAGHETTI

Naturally, being a bit of a rebel at times, Meat Sauce Spaghetti was the first item he put on the menu when he was designing Demos’.

For years, there were only two people that knew the spices that went into the meat sauce spaghetti, (my father and myself) and we would make all the sauces for the two locations we had at the time.

We currently sell over 5,000 gallons in the stores and ship more through Demosfamilykitchen.com. All these years later, we still get tickled that an idea that was laughed at by others has become not only our family favorite but a favorite of many of our customers as well.

Our Family Tradition to Yours

My mother did not know how to cook before she met my father. Growing up very poor as a sharecropper’s daughter, basic food items were not very plentiful, so she never learned how to make many items. However, as she learned how to cook, she started really liking cookbooks, and she would collect many of them to cook at home. My father would come home and modify almost every recipe.

The chicken salad was one of her favorite recipes, but my father didn’t want just to put a chicken salad scoop on a plate like so many others. He originally had the idea to add the chicken salad scoop to a cantaloupe half, however he did not like the flavor profile.

That’s when he came up with the idea of trying it in a pineapple and that was perfect. The secret: it has to be a Gold pineapple—not a yellow one!

Now he had his dish. And since it automatically comes with a cup of “The soup”, how can it go wrong?

This is one of those quick pick up lunches that the family grabs all the time. We just get a scoop in a go cup and eat it at our desk in the office or in the car (better than texting)

Some people eat the pineapple with it and others do not.

Which type of person are you?

Our Family Tradition to Yours

My father was opening Demos’ on a budget and had to make a lot of decisions that on paper were not good but ended up working out for us. One of these was our lasagna. He wanted a lasagna on the menu, but outside of eating it in other restaurants, we never ate it at home. He had no idea how to make the lasagna. He figured he would figure it out in time to get open.

However, due to having to learn how to run a full- service restaurant, which he never operated before, handling construction issues, and working with staff on training them to cook product which he had never made in a commercial environment before, he could never get the lasagna recipe right. Each one he made was not good, or at best, not quite right.

RECIPE: HOMEMADE BAKED LASAGNA

With training happening, and no good recipe in sight, he panicked and ordered hundreds of frozen store-bought lasagnas to serve in the meantime.

However, shortly before we opened, he was able to perfect the recipe and we were able to serve our lasagna and never had to use the frozen store-bought lasagnas


Homepage

Lunch specials are served Monday through Friday 11am – 3pm at our Murfreesboro, Lebanon, and Hendersonville locations.

This Week’s
Lunch Special
$5.99

Monday: Grilled Kielbasa Alfredo Spaghetti

Tuesday: Chili Stuffed Potato

Wednesday: Blackened Chicken Pasta

Thursday: Meatball Spaghetti

Friday: Grilled Italian Sausage Spaghetti

Monday: 2 for 1 Well Drinks

Tuesday: 2 for 1 Glass of Wine

Wednesday: 1/2 Price Bottle of Wine

Thursday: 2 for 1 Bottle of Beer

Friday: $5 Drink of the Week

Saturday & Sunday: 1/2 Price Bloody Marys & Mimosas

'The' Soup

Famous Baked Chicken and Rice Soup

Chicken Salad

Creamy chicken salad served in pineapple

Meat Sauce Spaghetti

Blend of meat, olive oil, herbs and spices

Homemade Baked Lasagna

oven-baked pork and beef, ricotta, Parmesan, Romano, mozzarella

Great Food Always Has A History. Ours began in 1943 when, at the age of 9, Jim Demos began working with his father Pete in their small family owned restaurant in Birmingham, Alabama. As a Greek immigrant family, the Demos family knew the importance of offering exceptional food with authentic ingredients at quality prices.

Demos’ is an independent, family-owned business whose purpose is to glorify God by serving our customers and our employees. We have won multiple Top Workplace awards from The Tennessean, as voted on by our employees. We invite you to learn more about how you can grow personally and professionally by joining our family of restaurants.

Murfreesboro, TN

Sun. – Thur. 11 am – 10 pm

Fri. – Sat. 11 am – 11 pm

Hendersonville, TN

Sun. – Thur. 11 am – 10 pm

Fri. – Sat. 11 am – 11 pm

Sun. – Thur. 11 am – 10 pm

Fri. – Sat. 11 am – 11 pm

MENUS

Our Family Tradition to Yours

The top two questions I get about the soup is who created the recipe and what is the recipe. The soup was created at the very latest by my grandmother (my father’s mother), but most likely was passed down from previous generations. When my father opened Demos’ the flavor profile was too strong and he modified the recipe to make it more suitable for everyone’s tastes. In the process, he added one extra ingredient by mistake, and the soup was amazing after that

Ingredients:

  1. Log on to www.DemosFamilyKitchen.com
  2. Order ½ gallon
  3. Wait for us to ship it to you
  4. Heat and serve

Alternative:

  1. Order online from your favorite location
  2. Drive to said location
  3. Pick it up and take it home
  4. Serve

Our Family Tradition to Yours

If you poll the Demos family, you will find that collectively Meat Sauce Spaghetti is our most favorite sauce.

My father had a friend from Sicily who gave him the recipe, and he knew from the beginning that he wanted to use this in a restaurant eventually…but for decades, we ate this at home on a regular basis.

When his friend died, my father suggested to an old business partner to put this recipe in another restaurant, and he was laughed and told that no one would buy spaghetti outside of an Italian restaurant.

RECIPE: MEAT SAUCE SPAGHETTI

Naturally, being a bit of a rebel at times, Meat Sauce Spaghetti was the first item he put on the menu when he was designing Demos’.

For years, there were only two people that knew the spices that went into the meat sauce spaghetti, (my father and myself) and we would make all the sauces for the two locations we had at the time.

We currently sell over 5,000 gallons in the stores and ship more through Demosfamilykitchen.com. All these years later, we still get tickled that an idea that was laughed at by others has become not only our family favorite but a favorite of many of our customers as well.

Our Family Tradition to Yours

My mother did not know how to cook before she met my father. Growing up very poor as a sharecropper’s daughter, basic food items were not very plentiful, so she never learned how to make many items. However, as she learned how to cook, she started really liking cookbooks, and she would collect many of them to cook at home. My father would come home and modify almost every recipe.

The chicken salad was one of her favorite recipes, but my father didn’t want just to put a chicken salad scoop on a plate like so many others. He originally had the idea to add the chicken salad scoop to a cantaloupe half, however he did not like the flavor profile.

That’s when he came up with the idea of trying it in a pineapple and that was perfect. The secret: it has to be a Gold pineapple—not a yellow one!

Now he had his dish. And since it automatically comes with a cup of “The soup”, how can it go wrong?

This is one of those quick pick up lunches that the family grabs all the time. We just get a scoop in a go cup and eat it at our desk in the office or in the car (better than texting)

Some people eat the pineapple with it and others do not.

Which type of person are you?

Our Family Tradition to Yours

My father was opening Demos’ on a budget and had to make a lot of decisions that on paper were not good but ended up working out for us. One of these was our lasagna. He wanted a lasagna on the menu, but outside of eating it in other restaurants, we never ate it at home. He had no idea how to make the lasagna. He figured he would figure it out in time to get open.

However, due to having to learn how to run a full- service restaurant, which he never operated before, handling construction issues, and working with staff on training them to cook product which he had never made in a commercial environment before, he could never get the lasagna recipe right. Each one he made was not good, or at best, not quite right.

RECIPE: HOMEMADE BAKED LASAGNA

With training happening, and no good recipe in sight, he panicked and ordered hundreds of frozen store-bought lasagnas to serve in the meantime.

However, shortly before we opened, he was able to perfect the recipe and we were able to serve our lasagna and never had to use the frozen store-bought lasagnas


Homepage

Lunch specials are served Monday through Friday 11am – 3pm at our Murfreesboro, Lebanon, and Hendersonville locations.

This Week’s
Lunch Special
$5.99

Monday: Grilled Kielbasa Alfredo Spaghetti

Tuesday: Chili Stuffed Potato

Wednesday: Blackened Chicken Pasta

Thursday: Meatball Spaghetti

Friday: Grilled Italian Sausage Spaghetti

Monday: 2 for 1 Well Drinks

Tuesday: 2 for 1 Glass of Wine

Wednesday: 1/2 Price Bottle of Wine

Thursday: 2 for 1 Bottle of Beer

Friday: $5 Drink of the Week

Saturday & Sunday: 1/2 Price Bloody Marys & Mimosas

'The' Soup

Famous Baked Chicken and Rice Soup

Chicken Salad

Creamy chicken salad served in pineapple

Meat Sauce Spaghetti

Blend of meat, olive oil, herbs and spices

Homemade Baked Lasagna

oven-baked pork and beef, ricotta, Parmesan, Romano, mozzarella

Great Food Always Has A History. Ours began in 1943 when, at the age of 9, Jim Demos began working with his father Pete in their small family owned restaurant in Birmingham, Alabama. As a Greek immigrant family, the Demos family knew the importance of offering exceptional food with authentic ingredients at quality prices.

Demos’ is an independent, family-owned business whose purpose is to glorify God by serving our customers and our employees. We have won multiple Top Workplace awards from The Tennessean, as voted on by our employees. We invite you to learn more about how you can grow personally and professionally by joining our family of restaurants.

Murfreesboro, TN

Sun. – Thur. 11 am – 10 pm

Fri. – Sat. 11 am – 11 pm

Hendersonville, TN

Sun. – Thur. 11 am – 10 pm

Fri. – Sat. 11 am – 11 pm

Sun. – Thur. 11 am – 10 pm

Fri. – Sat. 11 am – 11 pm

MENUS

Our Family Tradition to Yours

The top two questions I get about the soup is who created the recipe and what is the recipe. The soup was created at the very latest by my grandmother (my father’s mother), but most likely was passed down from previous generations. When my father opened Demos’ the flavor profile was too strong and he modified the recipe to make it more suitable for everyone’s tastes. In the process, he added one extra ingredient by mistake, and the soup was amazing after that

Ingredients:

  1. Log on to www.DemosFamilyKitchen.com
  2. Order ½ gallon
  3. Wait for us to ship it to you
  4. Heat and serve

Alternative:

  1. Order online from your favorite location
  2. Drive to said location
  3. Pick it up and take it home
  4. Serve

Our Family Tradition to Yours

If you poll the Demos family, you will find that collectively Meat Sauce Spaghetti is our most favorite sauce.

My father had a friend from Sicily who gave him the recipe, and he knew from the beginning that he wanted to use this in a restaurant eventually…but for decades, we ate this at home on a regular basis.

When his friend died, my father suggested to an old business partner to put this recipe in another restaurant, and he was laughed and told that no one would buy spaghetti outside of an Italian restaurant.

RECIPE: MEAT SAUCE SPAGHETTI

Naturally, being a bit of a rebel at times, Meat Sauce Spaghetti was the first item he put on the menu when he was designing Demos’.

For years, there were only two people that knew the spices that went into the meat sauce spaghetti, (my father and myself) and we would make all the sauces for the two locations we had at the time.

We currently sell over 5,000 gallons in the stores and ship more through Demosfamilykitchen.com. All these years later, we still get tickled that an idea that was laughed at by others has become not only our family favorite but a favorite of many of our customers as well.

Our Family Tradition to Yours

My mother did not know how to cook before she met my father. Growing up very poor as a sharecropper’s daughter, basic food items were not very plentiful, so she never learned how to make many items. However, as she learned how to cook, she started really liking cookbooks, and she would collect many of them to cook at home. My father would come home and modify almost every recipe.

The chicken salad was one of her favorite recipes, but my father didn’t want just to put a chicken salad scoop on a plate like so many others. He originally had the idea to add the chicken salad scoop to a cantaloupe half, however he did not like the flavor profile.

That’s when he came up with the idea of trying it in a pineapple and that was perfect. The secret: it has to be a Gold pineapple—not a yellow one!

Now he had his dish. And since it automatically comes with a cup of “The soup”, how can it go wrong?

This is one of those quick pick up lunches that the family grabs all the time. We just get a scoop in a go cup and eat it at our desk in the office or in the car (better than texting)

Some people eat the pineapple with it and others do not.

Which type of person are you?

Our Family Tradition to Yours

My father was opening Demos’ on a budget and had to make a lot of decisions that on paper were not good but ended up working out for us. One of these was our lasagna. He wanted a lasagna on the menu, but outside of eating it in other restaurants, we never ate it at home. He had no idea how to make the lasagna. He figured he would figure it out in time to get open.

However, due to having to learn how to run a full- service restaurant, which he never operated before, handling construction issues, and working with staff on training them to cook product which he had never made in a commercial environment before, he could never get the lasagna recipe right. Each one he made was not good, or at best, not quite right.

RECIPE: HOMEMADE BAKED LASAGNA

With training happening, and no good recipe in sight, he panicked and ordered hundreds of frozen store-bought lasagnas to serve in the meantime.

However, shortly before we opened, he was able to perfect the recipe and we were able to serve our lasagna and never had to use the frozen store-bought lasagnas


Homepage

Lunch specials are served Monday through Friday 11am – 3pm at our Murfreesboro, Lebanon, and Hendersonville locations.

This Week’s
Lunch Special
$5.99

Monday: Grilled Kielbasa Alfredo Spaghetti

Tuesday: Chili Stuffed Potato

Wednesday: Blackened Chicken Pasta

Thursday: Meatball Spaghetti

Friday: Grilled Italian Sausage Spaghetti

Monday: 2 for 1 Well Drinks

Tuesday: 2 for 1 Glass of Wine

Wednesday: 1/2 Price Bottle of Wine

Thursday: 2 for 1 Bottle of Beer

Friday: $5 Drink of the Week

Saturday & Sunday: 1/2 Price Bloody Marys & Mimosas

'The' Soup

Famous Baked Chicken and Rice Soup

Chicken Salad

Creamy chicken salad served in pineapple

Meat Sauce Spaghetti

Blend of meat, olive oil, herbs and spices

Homemade Baked Lasagna

oven-baked pork and beef, ricotta, Parmesan, Romano, mozzarella

Great Food Always Has A History. Ours began in 1943 when, at the age of 9, Jim Demos began working with his father Pete in their small family owned restaurant in Birmingham, Alabama. As a Greek immigrant family, the Demos family knew the importance of offering exceptional food with authentic ingredients at quality prices.

Demos’ is an independent, family-owned business whose purpose is to glorify God by serving our customers and our employees. We have won multiple Top Workplace awards from The Tennessean, as voted on by our employees. We invite you to learn more about how you can grow personally and professionally by joining our family of restaurants.

Murfreesboro, TN

Sun. – Thur. 11 am – 10 pm

Fri. – Sat. 11 am – 11 pm

Hendersonville, TN

Sun. – Thur. 11 am – 10 pm

Fri. – Sat. 11 am – 11 pm

Sun. – Thur. 11 am – 10 pm

Fri. – Sat. 11 am – 11 pm

MENUS

Our Family Tradition to Yours

The top two questions I get about the soup is who created the recipe and what is the recipe. The soup was created at the very latest by my grandmother (my father’s mother), but most likely was passed down from previous generations. When my father opened Demos’ the flavor profile was too strong and he modified the recipe to make it more suitable for everyone’s tastes. In the process, he added one extra ingredient by mistake, and the soup was amazing after that

Ingredients:

  1. Log on to www.DemosFamilyKitchen.com
  2. Order ½ gallon
  3. Wait for us to ship it to you
  4. Heat and serve

Alternative:

  1. Order online from your favorite location
  2. Drive to said location
  3. Pick it up and take it home
  4. Serve

Our Family Tradition to Yours

If you poll the Demos family, you will find that collectively Meat Sauce Spaghetti is our most favorite sauce.

My father had a friend from Sicily who gave him the recipe, and he knew from the beginning that he wanted to use this in a restaurant eventually…but for decades, we ate this at home on a regular basis.

When his friend died, my father suggested to an old business partner to put this recipe in another restaurant, and he was laughed and told that no one would buy spaghetti outside of an Italian restaurant.

RECIPE: MEAT SAUCE SPAGHETTI

Naturally, being a bit of a rebel at times, Meat Sauce Spaghetti was the first item he put on the menu when he was designing Demos’.

For years, there were only two people that knew the spices that went into the meat sauce spaghetti, (my father and myself) and we would make all the sauces for the two locations we had at the time.

We currently sell over 5,000 gallons in the stores and ship more through Demosfamilykitchen.com. All these years later, we still get tickled that an idea that was laughed at by others has become not only our family favorite but a favorite of many of our customers as well.

Our Family Tradition to Yours

My mother did not know how to cook before she met my father. Growing up very poor as a sharecropper’s daughter, basic food items were not very plentiful, so she never learned how to make many items. However, as she learned how to cook, she started really liking cookbooks, and she would collect many of them to cook at home. My father would come home and modify almost every recipe.

The chicken salad was one of her favorite recipes, but my father didn’t want just to put a chicken salad scoop on a plate like so many others. He originally had the idea to add the chicken salad scoop to a cantaloupe half, however he did not like the flavor profile.

That’s when he came up with the idea of trying it in a pineapple and that was perfect. The secret: it has to be a Gold pineapple—not a yellow one!

Now he had his dish. And since it automatically comes with a cup of “The soup”, how can it go wrong?

This is one of those quick pick up lunches that the family grabs all the time. We just get a scoop in a go cup and eat it at our desk in the office or in the car (better than texting)

Some people eat the pineapple with it and others do not.

Which type of person are you?

Our Family Tradition to Yours

My father was opening Demos’ on a budget and had to make a lot of decisions that on paper were not good but ended up working out for us. One of these was our lasagna. He wanted a lasagna on the menu, but outside of eating it in other restaurants, we never ate it at home. He had no idea how to make the lasagna. He figured he would figure it out in time to get open.

However, due to having to learn how to run a full- service restaurant, which he never operated before, handling construction issues, and working with staff on training them to cook product which he had never made in a commercial environment before, he could never get the lasagna recipe right. Each one he made was not good, or at best, not quite right.

RECIPE: HOMEMADE BAKED LASAGNA

With training happening, and no good recipe in sight, he panicked and ordered hundreds of frozen store-bought lasagnas to serve in the meantime.

However, shortly before we opened, he was able to perfect the recipe and we were able to serve our lasagna and never had to use the frozen store-bought lasagnas