After being a stay-at-home mom for several years, Mirna McCormack decided she wanted to go back to work in 2012.
Having previously owned a restaurant in Oklahoma before making Texas her permanent home in 2007, she knew she wanted nothing more than to open another one in Lewisville.
“I knew it would be a lot of work, but I wanted to do it,” she said. “I already had the experience of the restaurant business, and I really liked it.”
McCormack said her restaurant, Korner Cafe, is unique in that it serves typical diner food such as sandwiches and salads in addition to seafood dishes, Tex-Mex, pizza and gyros.
The restaurant also serves breakfast all day and offers an early bird special from 7-9 a.m.
She said although the restaurant is mostly known for its breakfast dishes, such as the Chicken Fried Steak Skillet, which is piled with homemade fries and chicken-fried steak and topped with white gravy and two eggs, the cafe also serves lunch and dinner.
“People love our breakfast menu,” she said. “It’s definitely a staple in the community. We also see a lot of people come in on Fridays for our all-you-can-eat catfish special.”
Dinner menu items include chicken parmesan, slow cooked beef sirloin tips, hamburger steak, pork loin cutlets and the Sizzling Chicken Skillet.
For those who enjoy finishing up their meal with something sweet, the diner also offers creme brulee, fried ice cream and homemade Rum Raisin Bread Pudding.
The restaurant also has a party room where guests can hold a birthday party, office meeting or a special-occasion dinner for up to 50 guests.
McCormack said she works almost every day at the restaurant but does not mind because she enjoys interacting with her customers.
“This restaurant is really like my home away from home,” she said. “Everybody is so friendly and always so happy with a smile on their face.”