The Wellington Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed Short Stacks as a new member. The restaurant is centrally located in the heart of Wellington at 11924 W. Forest Hill Blvd. in Wellington Town Square.
The interior decor of the restaurant is bright and airy, which matches well with their desire to serve customers a unique dining experience in a modern and fresh environment.
Short Stacks is owned and operated by Mike Foley. He was born in New York but moved to West Palm Beach as a young child and has been in the area ever since.
Following his graduation from Cardinal Newman High School in the early 1990s, Foley attended the University of Mississippi and played defensive back on the school’s football team. After incurring sports-related injuries, he moved and finished his schooling at Florida State University, where he earned a degree in economics.
After graduation, Foley moved back to West Palm Beach and worked with Cheney Brothers for 10 years in the food distribution industry.
In 2002, he bought Gun Club Café in West Palm Beach, which was his first restaurant. Things went well, and he expanded in 2007, purchasing Butterfields in Royal Palm Beach. Short Stacks is Foley’s third food establishment.
When asked about the recipes used at Short Stacks, Foley said they use a combination of recipes provided by the chef and himself. He said everything served is house made, even down to the potato chips and hollandaise sauce.
“We try to keep it simple, fresh and tasty,” Foley explained. “Short Stacks is a breakfast and lunch place. We serve breakfast all day long. We use the freshest ingredients that we can find each day. We offer a variety of breakfast and lunch items, from eggs benedict to a fresh turkey burger to salads, plus we have some of the classic lunch items such as the melts. We also offer a lot of pancakes and specialty coffees such as Gevalia Kaffe, cappuccino and espresso.”
For those on the go, Short Stacks offers quick business lunches to get you in and out quickly. The restaurant also has Wi-Fi for those who need to work and eat. For people on restricted diets, Short Stacks accommodates special meal requests and currently is working with a weight-loss doctor to develop a menu with healthful meal choices and a detailed list of the nutritional values for the food.
For more information about Short Stacks, call Foley at (561) 252-9089. For more on the Wellington Chamber of Commerce, visit www.wellingtonchamber.com.
Above: Terry Burns, Shawn Gavigan, Karen Russo, Autumn Foley, Amber Foley, Mike Foley, Mark “Boz” Bozicevic, Joanee Garifine, Gil Lavelanet, Carmine Marino, Christian Lopez and Joanne T. Dee.