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A Bite About Us

We are so excited to announce we are the new owners of Sugar Magnolia Café and Magnolia Roots Music Lounge. We live in Wake Forest with our daughter, Raelyn, and are so thrilled to be part of the wonderful charm of downtown Wake Forest. We have extensive backgrounds in the Food, Beverage and Hospitality industry and cannot wait to enhance this wonderful café!

Who We Are

Meet the owners of Sugar Magnolia Café.

John Stephens

John has been in the Food & Beverage industry for over 17 years. He was a General Manager for many years with Jersey Mikes as well as owning his own franchise for 4 years. He grew up in Raleigh and went to Ravenscroft High School. He moved to Chicago where he met his wife Amy and they made the decision to start their lives together and raise their daughter in NC. John is a huge sports fan and loves to golf. He has a passion for Food & Wine and is very happy to be home in North Carolina again.

Amy Stephens

Amy was born and raised in Chicago. She has always wanted to make the move south but nothing ever see to pan out until she met John. They were married in Raleigh and thought it was the perfect place to raise their daughter Raelyn. She has worked for the same company for 20 years in Sales & Marketing and loves her job. She has also had her share in the restaurant industry and event planning. With their combo of experience, Sugar Magnolia Café was the perfect fit for their family. Amy loves the outdoors and enjoys running on the Greenway with Raelyn.

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