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Local business offers home cooked meals and catering


Deb Weiser owner of the business Good To Go cooking.

Watching the Food Network channel may just make some people hungry, but for Deb Weiser, it was inspiration to create her own business, Good To Go.

“I remember after I retired … we’d watch the Food Network and we would say to ourselves ‘Why isn’t there some place in our town like this?’” Weiser said.

Good To Go is a restaurant located on West Wooster that opened this past May. The restaurant offers home-cooked meals for eating in or to take out.

“People are busy,” Weiser said. “They often need to get food fast and rather than people having the choice between drive-thru and pizza, we provide an alternative to homemade food that is ready to eat when they come in.”

Before opening Good To Go, Weiser had worked for the University in public relations. Afterward, she worked on the University’s website then moved to work for WTVG Channel 13 in Toledo until she retired.

“I had been doing the website for about 15 years,” Weiser said. “I was ready for a change, and I thought it was a good idea.”

Providing a home cooked and fresh meal to people is one of the purposes of Good To Go.

“I only have two other employees,” Weiser said. “We make everything from scratch here. We focus on the takeout food, although you can eat [at the restaurant].”

Along with takeout, Good To Go caters as well.

“We cater more gourmet food, so those are fun events, too,” Weiser said.

Secretary for Construction Management Heidi Hakel had Good To Go cater for a holiday party she hosted.

“We had Deb come in to help promote small business,” Hakel said. “I was surprised, people there loved the food. It has amazing quality.”

Hakel goes in now to pick up a lunch or dinner every once in a while.

“Every time, the food is always very good,” she said. “I think Deb will go far.”

Hakel isn’t the only one from the University who likes to come in and eat.

“We get a lot of people more from this end of town, some of whom probably work for the University,” Weiser said. “Mary Ellen Mazey comes in randomly to get mac and cheese. She loves it and it’s nice of her to come in.”

Kelly Kling, marketing coordinator for Wood County Historic Museum, had Good To Go cater a board luncheon and Christmas Gala.

“I have known Deb for many years,” Kling said. “I loved the meal, and the creativity of the menu.”

One aspect Kling enjoys about Good To Go is that they buy from local venues.

“They think local,” she said. “A lot of the food comes from local growers from Wood County. And the food actually tastes like a home cooked meal.”

Kling feels Good To Go is bringing something new to the area.

“The proportions are good for your price,” she said. “It is a good opportunity to explore new foods. I’m glad she is bringing something new to Bowling Green.”

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