The Person Behind This Small Business

"Small businesses provide the feeling that a real person is behind it all, someone who cares more about giving us a quality product or service, over just taking our hard-earned dollars."  Annia Bukhman

I'm asked by strangers who is Pat? There really is a person (me) behind Pat's Granola. Sometimes folks seem genuinely surprised. Why would a business be named eponymously, after all?

Pat’s Granola logo

Heres answers to some FAQs about Pat:

How’d you come up with the name of your business?

I initially didn’t want to call the business Pat’s Granola. Thought long and hard about coming up with something clever or catchy. Vetted hundreds of names and ultimately decided that my granola should be named after me. The more I worked at finding the “right” name, the more Pat’s Granola felt right.

You’re not from the Midwest, are you? You've got a funny accent.

New York Skyline

I was born and raised in New York.  And yes, my “accent” as it’s been referred to “sounds like you’re from New York.” 

How do you like Cleveland? After all, its not New York.

Cleveland sign

Other than college, I’ve not lived outside of New York. The prospect of moving to a new city intrigued and scared me. However, once a decision was made, I leaned right in and haven’t looked back. I’ve traveled to many places in Ohio and am open to exploring enjoying the contrast of life in the city as well as small towns and villages. I’ve managed to strike up conversations with some unlikely people and learn so much about other human beings. I bloom where planted.

Was it hard to start a business, at your age? 

Pat Bennett Billboard

At my age…I just smile. Read more: So Why Did Pat Start a Food Business

Do you know how to cook? Can you make foods other than granola?

Pat Bennett, Founder, Pat’s Granola

Yes, I really do know how to cook and bake. And, I am a scratch made cook, which is the way I was taught. 

Next question?

Learn more about Pat.


Pat Bennett is the founder and President of Pat's Granola, a Cleveland food and lifestyle company.

Pat's Granola is sold online at and is also available at several Northeast Ohio businesses including:

Troubadour Coffee Roasters

Sports and Spine Physical Therapy

Local Flavors Shoppe

Rittman Orchards and Farm Market

Cleveland Hopkins International Airport

Locle Box

Made Cleveland

Mister Brisket

Nature's Oasis Lakewood

Happy Cows Group Share Happy Cows Group Share 

The Corner at The Van Aken District

Sweet Beans Candies


Hear Pat's story on Food Founders Podcast.

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Love this woman and her granola! ❤️

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