Miss Robbie and Tim Norman of “Sweetie Pie’s”
Rich Girl Host, Joy Parris got a chance to talk with Miss Robbie Montgomery and her son Tim Norman at the offices of OWN:Oprah Winfrey Network as they shared their journey and hopes for the future of “Sweetie Pie’s. Miss Robbie’s love for cooking allowed her to open her restaurant in 1996 with her family right behind. Coming from a large family with a strong mother as her role model who also loved cooking , it was inevitable that Miss Robbie is now bringing pleasure to customers all over the country; with lines forming around the corner to eat at “Sweetie Pie’s.” Averaging 1M viewers per episode, they are still one of OWN’s consistently highest-rated programs and they are a two-time NAACP Image Award nominee and 2013 Image Award Winner for “Best Reality Series.”
In the new season, the former Ikette and her “Sweetie Pie’s” restaurant franchise experience business growing pains as her son, Tim, attempts to expand their soul food empire beyond St. Louis with a new restaurant in Houston, Texas, and launch a new bottled tea line with the potential to grow their brand nationally. Miss Robbie’s nephew, Charles, is torn about whether to pursue his fledgling acting career or continue trying to move up in the family business, while niece, Monique, expresses interest in taking over the Mangrove restaurant as manager if Tim moves to Texas. Meanwhile, Tim and Jenae appear to have found a comfortable balance as co-parents to their son, TJ, until Tim’s business ambitions and emotional distance bring their relationship to a breaking point. Through it all, Miss Robbie tries to juggle three restaurants, write a cookbook and manage both family and staff. But when her younger brother falls ill, the family’s matriarch puts everything else on the backburner: because in the end, family is what really matters.
The new season airs on OWN on March 15 at 9 pm ET/PT
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