Suzanne Cartwright & Brandon Failla/Friends American Grill
Friends American Grill is a neighborhood grill & bar. They are locally owned and operated by Ray Stanjevich and Suzanne Cartwright, with locations in Dacula, Dawsonville, Suwanee, Winder, Buford and Grayson. Operating since 2010, Friends is a place for good food and service, families and sports. Their growth is attributed to their customer loyalty, and they continue to thrive because of repeat visits by their “regulars”. Friends is filled with high definition televisions showing all NFL games and most other sporting events, including UFC. Each restaurant has a beautiful, inviting and cozy patio.
Their menu offers quality choices such as burgers, sandwiches, steaks, shrimp, chicken, quesadillas, pasta and salads. Some of the most popular food items are “Bada Bang Shrimp”, “Gooey Louie Burger”, “Bayou Chicken Tenders”, “Loaded French Dip” and “Cajun Chicken Pasta”.
They have a full bar serving liquor, beer and wine. You will find craft beers on draft as well as most popular brands. Their bars also offer Keno games for your entertainment.
Contributing to the community and providing a helping hand to others is part of their fiber. Friends holds an annual charity event “Ansley’s Easter”. Ansley Arnette was a young girl that suffered from a rare, non-curable brain tumor, and Friends’ first fundraiser was held to help her family with medical bills. Ansley has since passed away, but her memory and spirit carries on every year at Friends on Easter Sunday.