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Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, named Granny Cantrell’s Restaurant of Panama City, Florida as the U.S. Senate Small Business of the Week.

 
Rubio released the following video message to congratulate Granny Cantrell’s as the Senate Small Business of the Week. A broadcast quality version can be found here.
 
“As Chairman of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, it is my pleasure to honor Granny Cantrell’s Restaurant of Panama City, Florida as the Senate Small Business of the Week.”
 
“Founded in 2002 by Doug Crosby and his family, Granny Cantrell’s is known for its delicious Southern comfort food and catering.”
 
“For nine years, Granny Cantrell’s has won the Panama City News Herald’s Best of the Bay Award, highlighting its customers’ loyalty and integral place in the local community.”
“Granny Cantrell’s dedication to the greater Panama City community is unmatched.”
 
“In the days following Hurricane Michael which made landfall in 2018, they worked tirelessly with local authorities to ensure that all city employees were fed.”
 
“Doug also opened his restaurant doors as a drop-off location for Coats for Kids, a Bay County program which collects and distributes used coats to prepare local children for the winter.”
 
“Small businesses play such an important role in supporting and uplifting their communities and Granny Cantrell’s is a prime example of the bonds that small businesses create.”
 
“Congratulations to the entire Granny Cantrell’s team. I look forward to watching your continued success.”
 
As Chairman of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Senator Rubio continues the tradition of honoring America’s small businesses and entrepreneurs. The Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship oversees proposed legislation on matters relating to the Small Business Administration and investigates all problems relating to America’s small businesses.