WEST LIBERTY – When Mike and Cindy Woodruff, owners of CiMi’s Freeze, sat down to brainstorm a way to improve their business’ services and provide more food choices for the village of West Liberty, they kept coming back to one thing – breakfast.
“We began thinking about offering breakfast last year because of our goal to be more than just a dairy bar,” Mrs. Woodruff said.
On March 28, CiMi’s Freeze, located at 300 Zanesfield Road, officially unveiled its breakfast menu, which includes the rise-n-shine coney, the Woodruffs’ featured breakfast item.
“It consists of two sausage links in a hot dog bun, topped with scrambled eggs, sausage gravy and cheese,” Mrs. Woodruff said. “It has been a huge hit.”
The menu doesn’t stop there.
“We also offer biscuits and gravy, French toast sticks, pancake poppers, CiMi’s Puffs and a bacon, egg and cheese sandwich,” she added. “We are hoping to add a breakfast casserole and baked oatmeal. We’ll call the baked oatmeal the CiMi’s breakfast sundae-baked oatmeal with a dollop of soft serve ice cream.”
Before deciding to branch out and offer breakfast, the Woodruffs made sure they were able to cater to those customers looking for a quick bite to eat before starting their day.
“Our breakfast menu is currently geared toward items that are easy to eat in the car or at work, but we also have the flexibility to do a homestyle breakfast, if requested,” Mrs. Woodruff said. “Also, by having a drive-thru window, we can offer a quick, hot and delicious breakfast for people on the go. We also have inside dining and a picnic area for our customers who have the time for a more relaxed breakfast.”
For customers wondering if they will be able to order CiMi’s regular menu staples at breakfast time, Mrs. Woodruff said it’s a possibility.
“During breakfast hours, which are 6-10 a.m. Monday through Friday, we are mainly able to only offer items on the breakfast menu, but we can cater to any need if the customer would let us know in advance.”