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Simply Southern Sides provides quick and convenient Southern-style comfort foods without sacrificing time and flavor. A subsidiary of Urban Food Concepts, LLC, the company has an extensive line of slow-cooked, boil-in-bag vegetables and side dishes easily prepared to fit today’s busy, demanding lifestyle.

The company has products in over 800 grocery stores in 18 states, 11 colleges and universities, nine military bases and two restaurant chains.

For more information on Simply Southern Sides, contact: Johnny Hutton

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Simply Southern Sides
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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Claude Booker’s company sold $75,000 worth of its Southern-style side dishes in its first year of operation. Three years later, Simply Southern Sides reached nearly $4 million in sales. Find out how he achieved this level of success.

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