“This food is for everyone. It is called Soul Food because its food that feeds the soul.” This is what Gett-n-Go restaurant owner Cynthia Anne Jones wanted people in Waco to know about her business. Cynthia Jones has always loved cooking and food has been her passion. She enjoyed cooking big meals for family, friends and her co-workers for special occasions. When the Romark Logistics plant in Waco decided to shut down, Cynthia took early retirement and began her next adventure. In 2018, she started the carry out restaurant, Gett-n-Go, on Garrison. The menu changes daily, but the aroma and comfort of soul food is strong. On the day I visited for lunch, there were Smothered Pork Chops, Beef Tips, Chicken Sausage Pasta, Pigs Feet and plenty of sides on the menu, and the portions were generous.
Current business hours are Thursdays-Sundays, 11am-5pm, or until they run out. When the restaurant first opened, the hours were Tuesday – Saturday and they also offered breakfast. However, the business has been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic and the street repairs and construction on Elm Ave and Garrison. Cynthia and her crew have not let that stop them from continuing to provide savory and hearty meals and a warm and welcoming atmosphere.
The name is just that, “Gett-n-Go”, because while there is limited seating, most customers just stop by, get what they want and go. Cynthia also has a food trailer that she hopes to get going soon. She hopes to use it to participate with other food truck businesses in local events around town. “I have a passion and enthusiasm to continue, to go further with my business. This is a major achievement for me. I have a legacy that I would like to leave for my loved ones, my granddaughter.” So, make your way over to Gett-n-Go at 121 Garrison St, just off Elm Ave. Call ahead and see what’s on the menu and go ahead and place your order at 254-640-5470.
You won’t be disappointed in what I think is one of East Waco’s best kept secrets!
– Jocelyn Williams