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BurgerFit Friday with Cory Benoit, Owner of Hiawassee Seafood Bar & Grill, & Chef Doug Rouen, Executive Chef at Hiawassee Seafood Bar & Grill

It’s BurgerFit Friday sponsored by Koops’ Mustard! On Friday’s, BurgerFit CEO Alane Boyd surprises local businesses with a free BurgerFit lunch. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to see who she surprises next!

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Alane Boyd, Cory Benoit, and Chef Doug Rouen in restaurant
Alane Boyd, Cory Benoit & Chef Doug Rouen

Cory Benoit and Chef Doug Rouen both work at the incredible eatery, Hiawassee Seafood Bar & Grill, in Hiawassee, Georgia. They are known for their fresh seafood, great libations, great flavors, and good times.

You can learn more about Hiawassee Seafood Bar & Grill here.



“That’s incredible.” – Chef Doug Rouen

“That’s good stuff!” -Cory Benoit

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Meet Alane, Cory, and Chef Doug

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Alane Boyd

Host of BurgerFit Fridays

Alane has kept her 40 lb weight loss off since 2013, and created BurgerFit and Cooking with My Friends as a way to get her family eating better. Her health journey started in 2012 after being diagnosed with high blood pressure and obesity. Frustrated and determined, Alane decided to make small, sustainable changes in her diet so that it would be maintainable for a lifetime. Now Alane maintains a healthy weight range and has incorporated quick and easy recipes that keep her picky family members eating better!

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Cory Benoit

Owner of Hiawassee Seafood Bar & Grill

Owner of Hiawassee Seafood Bar & Grill, originally from Austin, Texas.

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Chef Doug Rouen

Executive Chef of Hiawassee Seafood Bar & Grill

Executive Chef of Hiawassee Seafood Bar & Grill. A creative genius, Doug makes culinary masterpieces using his roots in Louisiana and love for bold flavors.

How We Met

It was our first visit to Young Harris / Hiawassee, GA in April 2018, and my husband, son, and I were looking for a dinner spot to eat in town. We love trendy, farm-to-table places whenever we can try them. We found Restaurant Lorene (their previous restaurant) just down the road from where we were staying. We got there and they said there were no tables available and one wouldn’t be available until 7:30 pm when their reservations opened up. We were hesitant because our son was three years old and that would mean a late night for him. They convinced us to go for it because it would not disappoint, and wow, were we glad we listened. The food and drinks are incredible. We later reached out to them to record our first episode of Cooking with My Friends with the owner, Cory Benoit, and Executive Chef, Doug Rouen. Since they are always taking care of their guests, we wanted to take the opportunity to take care of them, at least for a lunch! I can’t wait to visit their new restaurant, Hiawassee Seafood Bar & Grill.
Check out the amazing dishes Chef Doug is coming up with and the out-of-this-world drinks Cory is shaking up on their Facebook page.

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Alane Boyd

Alane is the co-founder of BGBO Co, a business consulting company that helps business owners achieve their biggest goal and overcome their biggest obstacle. She is also the creator of BurgerFit and the host of Cooking with My Friends. Both were started to inspire people to eat healthier.

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