• Entrepreneurial Family Opens Graze Craze Charcuterie Store in Tavares, Florida

    Mother, father and son team up to offer artful grazing boards for pick-up, catering and local delivery 


    TAVARES, FL (Jan. 23, 2023) — Graze Craze®, a popular charcuterie concept specializing in beautifully designed, sweet and savory grazing boards and boxes, has a new location in Tavares, located at 4133 County Road 561 in Southridge Shoppes. Graze Craze is part of Big Flavor Brands™, the food service division of Starpoint Brands™, a family of trusted companies affiliated with United Franchise Group™, whose members represent the very best in their industries.    


    At Graze Craze, experts known as Grazologists™ skillfully craft charcuterie arrangements that feature a delightful assortment of fine ingredients for grazing, like fresh fruits and vegetables, premium meats and cheeses, artisanal sweets, nuts, jams and more. Graze Craze charcuterie boards offer something for every lifestyle, dietary preference or palate and are available in a variety of size options to cater to any occasion, big or small.  


    The new Tavares location is owned by Becki Layne and her son, Tyson Ray, who will run the store with assistance from Becki’s husband. The family hails from Calgary in western Alberta, Canada, although they have owned property in Florida for 17 years and were frequent visitors to Tavares. They had previously owned a sign workshop in Canada, and when they began looking for another business, they were immediately drawn to the Graze Craze charcuterie concept. Not only was it a culinary style they knew and loved, with its superior ingredients and stunning presentation, but it was also a perfect creative outlet for Ray.  


    “We’re excited to finally share our love of charcuterie with the community,” said Layne. “We’re thrilled with the opportunities for growth that Graze Craze offers us and hope to expand our presence in the Mt. Dora-area in the future.”  


    Graze Craze charcuterie arrangements incorporate a variety of flavors, like the fan-favorite Gone Grazey board, perfectly balanced to provide a bit of everything – a mix of cured meats, premium cheeses, crackers, fresh produce, nuts and more. Layne said she favors the Vegegrazian, an impeccably designed board with a medley of fresh fruits and vegetables for anyone embracing a plant-based lifestyle, while Ray is a big fan of all the sweets and cheeses. For others with an undeniable sweet tooth, there’s the Sweet & Grazey, hand-crafted using an abundance of delectable desserts like gourmet chocolates and baked goods paired with sweet dips to accent the irresistible flavors.   


    The artisan-inspired charcuterie offerings at Graze Craze are available in different size options, from Char-Cutie-Cups and Picnic Boxes for nibbling to sharing-size boards with enough fresh food to feed a large party. The food displays are ideal for elevating work meetings, family gatherings, lavish events and more, while they also make for memorable gifts that impress. 


    Graze Craze Tavares is open for pick-up, catering and free local delivery Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sunday and Monday by appointment only. For more information, call (352) 508-5107. 


    About Graze Craze  

    Graze Craze® is the leading franchise within the grazing style food cat egory, offering an alternative experience to traditional dining options and catering for every occasion. At Graze Craze, in-store Grazologists™ curate hand-crafted, impeccably designed, sweet and savory charcuterie boards and picnic boxes made with the highest quality ingredients and arranged with perfection. Growing from a concept founded by a woman entrepreneur and US Air Force veteran, Graze Craze is now among the Starpoint Brands™ constellation of trusted companies representing the very best in their industries. To learn more about Graze Craze in Tavares, Florida, go to https://www.grazecraze.com/tavares-fl, visit 4133 County Road 561, Tavares, FL 32778 or call (352) 508-5107. For more information about Graze Craze locations, menu, and commercial accounts visit www.grazecraze.com. For information on franchising opportunities, visit www.grazecrazefranchise.com

    About Big Flavor Brands 
    Big Flavor Brands™ specializes in franchises dedicated to creative eating, offering a zesty menu of fast-growing, award-winning food brands with a proven track record of success. Redefining fast-casual restaurants by offering authentic third-generation recipes at The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill®, innovating the specialty concept, with charcuterie board caterer Graze Craze®, and transforming Italian takeout to fast-fresh Italian from Cannoli Kitchen Pizza®, Big Flavor Brands dominate their niches with quality, value, and tasty fare for every occasion. Big Flavor Brands represents the food division of Starpoint Brands, which is comprised of a family of trusted companies exemplifying the very best in their industries. 

    About Starpoint Brands  
    A family of trusted brands representing the very best in their industries, including retail, food & beverage and professional services, Starpoint Brands™ is the mark of quality for customers. It brings together a constellation of brands within United Franchise Group™ (UFG), including Signarama®; Fully Promoted®; Transworld Business Advisors®; Network Lead Exchange™; the Vast Coworking Group™ shared workspace division with Venture X® and Office Evolution®; as well as the Big Flavor Brands™ food division with The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill®, Graze Craze®, and Cannoli Kitchen Pizza®. A brand under the Starpoint Brands division is one that business-to-consumer and business-to-business customers can be sure will provide the ultimate in service, reliability, and value.