The Cupboard looks to the Web to spread Southern-style cooking

Charles Cavallo is the owner of the Cupboard on Union. The restaurant recently celebrated its 70th anniversary. (Photo by Alan Spearman)

By Jonathan Devin

Memphis Commercial Appeal

Posted February 3, 2013 at 8:07 p.m., updated February 3, 2013 at 9:54 p.m.

After 70 years, The Cupboard is catching up with the times.

Though the restaurant’s menu is something of a time-honored tradition, owner Charles Cavallo said it’s time for the down-home, Southern restaurant to enter the Digital Age.

“We’ve been so far behind for so long,” Cavallo said. “We got our first computer two years ago. We were doing everything manually before that. We’d spend two days doing payroll and now we shoot it out in 20 minutes.”

Cavallo’s mother, known as “Miss C” to staffers, was doing payroll back then for the restaurant’s 40 employees. She still works at The Cupboard every day along with one of Cavallo’s two sons.

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