Double Comfort’s Spices and Sauces are Twice as Nice
Updated: Jun 7, 2019
Mary Lyski’s spicy social enterprise provides comfort to those in need.
When Mary Lyski closed the door on her Southern-inspired Short North restaurant, Double Comfort, in spring 2017, she realized a window was already open. She quickly pivoted toward building a charitable line of spice blends and hot sauces called Double Comfort Foods, which made it onto shelves at local retailers that same fall.
Then and now, Double Comfort’s business model is dedicated to raising money for local food pantries. Its charitable advisory board determines which nonprofits will receive the company’s net profits each year.