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“Home is where the heart is,” rings true at The Original Breakfast Place. Walking through the doors, you're drawn in by a warmth that will make you want to “rise and dine” with them every day. Owner Terri Carter, who has always managed the front of the house, hired her daughter, Kaycee Osiecki-Waisielewski, to assist her with operations. “As I watched my daughter grow as a manager, I realized that she had a knack for business. “Having Kaycee at my side allows us to work as a team and gives me time to spend with my beloved granddaughter Lillianna Rose,” says Terri.

Terri has had a passion for the business as long as she can remember. She and her best friend, Carol Messenger, started their first endeavor at age 12. “We served dinners at a local bingo hall; we would create a grocery list, make the food and split the profit,” says Carol.

Terri and Carol still remain close, living just blocks away from each other. Carol, who has a career in the banking industry, assists Terri on weekends as the head grill cook. “We couldn't do it without her,” say Terri and Kaycee. “Carol has been one of our biggest supporters.”

“My mom and I have a great team; we love our staff,” adds Kaycee, “and my mom is a mentor to all of us.” Terri, who bought the business in 2006, still personally serves her guests and takes orders six days a week.

In January of 2013, Terri and Kaycee became partners and redesigned their establishment. “With a new look and family style atmosphere, we broadened our menu,” says Terri. “It's been a big hit.”

“Supporting our community is very important; we take pride in using local vendors and sponsoring local causes,” say the mother daughter duo. “Erie does so much for us that we feel a commitment to give back; we are proud to call Erie our Home.”

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