This Former Homeless Mom Now Owns Her Own Restaurant - Black Enterprise

This Former Homeless Mom Now Owns Her Own Restaurant

Brooke Coleman (

Being a single, expecting mother is difficult enough, but being single and pregnant without a home would be just unimaginable to many. However, one woman has gone through the experience and came out victorious. Five years ago, Brooke Coleman was single, pregnant, and homeless.

As Coleman stated, “I was going through a struggle. One night I looked at my family and decided I was never going to be in that situation again. I knew if I worked hard, I would never have to go back to that shelter.”

However, Coleman refused to give up and feel hopeless since she still had a dream and wanted nothing more than to accomplish it. Coleman first decided to attend a culinary arts program at Sinclair Community College. Once she completed the program, she decided to create a small catering service that eventually gained her the nickname “Chef B.”

It wasn’t very long before Coleman took the plunge and took the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to open her own restaurant. She decided to name her restaurant Stuffed Enuff because most, if not all, of the items on the menu “can be stuffed with a variety of ingredients,” according to Some of the recipes include stuffed meat, stuffed rolls, and stuffed burgers. Even better is that customers can customize their very own choice of stuffing.

Stuffed Enuff offers chicken wings along with eight dips. They added in a soul food menu that can be an all-you-can-eat buffet or take-out every Sunday. As a result, her customers enjoy the sheer variety of excellent food and great customer service.

As Coleman stated, “I knew I wanted to do something different from what any other restaurant was doing.”