If you know of Sherry and Chris Howard through their State Fair of Texas concessions business, you might think their motto is “Go big or go home.” But if you learn more about their family and their Scrumbscious Burgers and Pieshakes restaurant in Forney, you’ll find they know how to go big and go home.
Their big family has been a key to their success in good times as well as more challenging times. In fact, it was their family that led them into the food business in the first place.
Staring down a recession, the couple brainstormed ideas for Sherry, a stay-at-home mother of six, to bring in some additional income. They decided to sell pies out of their home, and with a website Chris built to fuel the business, they launched the sweet venture in 2007.
By the next year, demand had grown so much they moved into