Cornbread, a pioneering and unique restaurant concept developed by Adenah, represents her first independent foray into the fast-casual dining space. Cornbread will offer traditional American soul food cuisine using using farm-to-table ingredients. It will source meat, fish, and produce from over 120 small-production, family-owned businesses throughout the New Jersey and Pennsylvania region. Cornbread will provide a true “farm to soul” experience. The first location will open in Maplewood, New Jersey this summer.
On June 22, 2015, Adenah cut the ribbon on her second IHOP in the City of Paterson. Like IHOP Irvington, it provides needed employment and offers the community a reasonably priced and family friendly restaurant option. IHOP Paterson is the first and only IHOP in the city.
Where most people saw a dilapidated former diner in Irvington, New Jersey, Adenah saw an opportunity for a family-friendly restaurant that would create jobs and transform a blighted property. Given her fond memories of IHOP dinners with her father, Adenah decided to bring the first-ever IHOP to Irvington. After being turned down by 7 banks and being told that an IHOP would not work in Irvington, she cut the ribbon on her first restaurant in 2007. By 2010, Adenah’s IHOP was the fastest growing in the Northeast. Today it employs 90 people and is known for its consistently high-quality food and customer service as well as its contributions to the community.