Loretta’s Opens to Rave Reviews
It’s the breakfast-lunch shop with the unforgettable branding image that’s attracting new customers daily.
Its the up and coming sandwich shop on Mill Street in Bristol Borough where Lou Busicco Jr builds sandwiches that could feed a small nation without huge costs.fr
Lorretta’s opened earlier this summer, but was working out, some of the final details, like menus and its store sign arriving.
Sitting at a table, paperwork spread, checklists in hand, Busico, is planning for a successful venture one step at a time he says.
The son of well known Defense Attorney Lou Bucsico, says the business opening has been adventure of sorts so far.
The breakfast- lunch shop paying homage to Busico’s maternal grandmother, has made quite the impression on its ever growing customer base.
Descriptive adjectives, such as “excellent food,” “huge sandwiches,” “outstanding customer service,” are just a few examples from patrons dining at the warm and cozy eatery with 1950’s like decor and feel to it.
Truth be told, it’s just the way Busico planned it, he said.
“We’re thrilled to open here on Mill Street. Everybody has been great so far and the response from customers has been great.”
The shop used to be home to Angelina’s Bakery, and most of the employees working at Loretta’s worked at the bakery too.
“It’s one of the things we wanted to do. Hire as many of the staff members from Angelina’s as we could and who were available to work.”
Busico said his biggest challenge is planning and how much food to make on any given day.
He often comes in early mornings, doors shut cooking away while at the same time planning on how to offer additional options to customers.
“I’d love to do a family-style dinner service” he said, that would include a set menu plus various options. Its something I’m working out but for now sandwiches and pastries are the mainstay of the breakfast menu. Among the specialties in that lineup are a potato and egg sandwiches, and a sandwich called Carbonara: eggs with prosciutto, provolone and Parmesan cheese.
For two years Busico operated a private catering service. worked as a waiter at Veccia Osteria, in Newtown, and more recently, he opened and managed a pasta restaurant in New Jersey.
As the pandemic was winding down, he says, he stared to think now was the time to go out on his own, choosing Bristol Borough’s Mill St to launch his first shop.
“We looked at other locations” in Lower Bucks he said “my father suggested Mill St.”
We came down took a look and thought Bristol was perfect with what I was looking to accomplish, he said.
On a recent Sunday morning Dorie Morgan with her son came to Loretta’s for breakfast.
“I heard all the buzz,” she said, “and it was well worth the morning adventure. This is exactly what we needed on Mill St. A breakfast-lunch shop with a warm feel” she said.
Or consider the opinion of restaurateur Julia Marie, who owns Jules at Market.
Julia knows what she’s talking about.