After owning a family restaurant for nearly four decades with my parents (who retired years ago), I still love going to work. (OK, most days, I love going to work!) My employees are my extended family. Some of them have been with us for decades.
We also consider many of our customers like family too. People who came in as children, now bring their own children or even grandchildren in. We have a toy area and playground for children to enjoy, while families dine. We are many kids’ favourite restaurant!
Our restaurant has come to be part of many families’ annual traditions. We celebrate birthdays and anniversaries. We honour special events and have attended many a funeral. We can’t say ‘no’ to anyone trying to raise money for a cause, whether it’s the local swim team, hospital or a simple stag and doe. We’re part of a small, close-knit community, where everyone helps each other.