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Get Toasted Celebrates First Year In Business
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The Riverbank Chamber of Commerce welcomed a new downtown store to its membership, Get Toasted, a brunch and mimosa bar at 3308 Santa Fe. With the scissors, owner Jaclyn Lininger, helped by her 3-year-old daughter Harper, cut through the ribbon, with husband Ricky watching in the rear, and a bevy of staff members in support of the boss. Chamber members Corinne Santos, of F&M Bank, left, and Monica Bravo-Perez, a Farmers Insurance Agent, right, steady the ribbon so it can be cut. Ric McGinnis/The News

There is cause for celebration at Get Toasted in downtown Riverbank as they are celebrating their one year anniversary this month. The brunch and mimosa bar has been well received in downtown and owners Jaclyn and Ricky Lininger could not be more pleased. To commemorate their one year in business, the Riverbank Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting this past Friday afternoon, Nov. 12.

Riverbank Chamber members were on hand including Corinne Santos, Monica Bravo-Perez and President Bill Robinson. Riverbank Councilmember Cal Campbell was in attendance as well as Get Toasted Co-Owner Maria Ucci who is Jaclyn’s mother, along with some of their staff members.

“The ribbon cutting ceremony went well, even though it was late because Get Toasted had a busy surge,” said Campbell. “Get Toasted is becoming popular as a downtown restaurant. I have eaten there several times and enjoyed their tasty food and beverages in their wonderful cozy atmosphere. It is a great addition to the eateries in our town.”

The location at 3308 Santa Fe St., downtown, was previously Pizza Plus for many years that has since relocated across the street. Get Toasted has limited seating and on weekends there have been long wait times. Guests from all over the area have stopped in that Jaclyn noted are pleasantly surprised by downtown Riverbank.

Campbell added that he was grateful to the Chamber for hosting the event and how important it is to have a chamber that links the community and businesses together.

“They are a great addition to downtown,” added Councilmember Darlene Barber Martinez. “Their food is fresh and light. The mimosas are the best. You want a great place to have brunch, go to Get Toasted.”

Although the family owned business has experienced an array of challenges through their first year, they dug their heels in and pushed through. The new business was under construction for two years and most of that work, they did on their own.

“It is a dream,” remarked Jaclyn about owning a business. “The downtown vibe is so relaxing. I did the paintings in here. I love to cook and I love to paint. So here I get to do both, cook good food for people and display my own art.”

They offer a variety of options from small bites like tots or fries, meat and cheese boards, salads, baked goods and an assortment of topped toasts like the OG Avocado, the Chicken Pesto, the Brie, or the Get Roasted with mozzarella, cream cheese, house roasted jalapenos, and mixed berry preserve. To wash that down they have 14 flavors of mimosas that come single or in flights as well as beer and wine. For the non-drinkers they offer coffee flights, virgin mimosas, hot tea, and sodas.

“It was good,” stated Jaclyn about the ribbon cutting. “A little hectic because it was super busy but it was so nice to have it done.”

They are open from Thursday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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After celebrating a ribbon cutting in front of their business, owners of Get Toasted, at 3308 Santa Fe in downtown, were welcomed into the Riverbank Chamber of Commerce by President Bill Robinson, on the right with Owner Jaclyn Lininger and daughter Harper. The establishment is a brunch and mimosa bar, with ample seating both inside and on the sidewalk outside. Ric McGinnis/The News