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Famous Toastery returns to LI roots with Commack location

Famous Toastery, a breakfast and lunch chain founded

Famous Toastery, a breakfast and lunch chain founded by two former Long Islanders, plans to open its first Island location in Commack in the fall. This is the chain's Davidson, N.C., location. Credit: Famous Toastery

Two former Long Islanders plan to bring their breakfast and lunch chain Famous Toastery to Commack this fall.

Famous Toastery will open its first Long Island location in the Mayfair Shopping Center on Jericho Turnpike in Commack in late October or early November, the partners said. The 3,750-square-foot store, open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily, will have 25 to 35 employees.

Famous Toastery began in 2005 in Huntersville, North Carolina, in a small house-turned restaurant where best friends Brian Burchill and Robert Maynard opened their first breakfast eatery. The two were childhood friends who lived down the block from each other in Centereach.

“Coming back to New York is special for me with roots on Long Island, and my dad, who is a former lieutenant of the FDNY, still lives in Smithtown,” Maynard, Famous Toastery’s CEO, said.

Famous Toastery, which serves dishes such as portobello mushroom benedict and avocado omelets, evolved into a franchise system in 2013. The franchise has 12 locations nationwide with plans to add 30 additional locations this year. The Commack location will be company-owned.

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