Owned By

Family Farmers

The farmers of North Dakota had an idea for a restaurant.

When the members of North Dakota Farmers Union (NDFU) began talking about the future, they sought to provide a restaurant brand where consumers would benefit from a direct link to the source of foods cultivated on American family farms. And Farmers Restaurant Group was born. As we watch much of the restaurant industry cut labor costs and offer foods with additives to extend shelf life, we are doing the opposite.

We continually look for opportunities to add value to all our ingredients. We source pure ingredients in order to cook, mix, and bake our food and beverage items from scratch, in-house, every day, all while honoring American family farmers and their hard-earned bounty.

We call it “Unbundling the Supply Chain.”

We successfully add value and unbundle the supply chain by offering the freshest, sustainably grown ingredients we can find to serve in our restaurants. As such, we choose the flour to make our bread from the state mill in North Dakota, our dairy products are farm fresh and all-natural, we press our own juice daily for use throughout our food and beverage menus, we prioritize sourcing from family farms as opposed to corporate farms, and American product over international product. We seek out opportunities that allow us to support family farmers while creating delicious and affordably priced dishes.

Here’s what that means for a chocolate chip cookie

Restaurant cookie from a traditional supply chain

SODIUM ALUMINUM PHOSPHATE

Flour

NIACIN

RIBOFLAVIN

FOLIC ACID

SUGAR

SALT

VANILLA EXTRACT

CHOCOLATE CHIPS

CHOCOLATE

COCOA BUTTER

MILKFAT

BAKING SODA

NATURAL FLAVORS

PALM OIL

HIGH OLEIC CANOLA OIL

BETA CAROTENE

NONFAT MILK

CORN SYRUP SOLIDS

EGGS

MOLASSES

SOY LECITHIN

REDUCED IRON

THIAMIN

MONONITRATE

ARTIFICIAL VANILLIN FLAVOR

Oats

Butter

Our Cookie