Zehnder’s of Frankenmuth Ranks as a Top Restaurant Icon in the US


FRANKENMUTH, Mich., Feb. 12 /PRNewswire/ — Zehnder’s of Frankenmuth, the 1,500 seat family restaurant located in Frankenmuth, Mich., has received numerous honors during its 150 year plus history. The latest mark of distinction was bestowed upon Zehnder’s by Nation’s Restaurant News (NRN) in their January 25, 2010 edition in an article entitled, “All American Icons.” According to NRN they focused on the 50 restaurants nationwide that “stole our hearts and stood the test of time.” Not only did Zehnder’s make the nationwide list as one of the top 50 restaurant icons, it was the only Michigan restaurant chosen by NRN editors.

“We had no idea that Zehnder’s was going to be a part of this prestigious list and we are very proud. We could not do it without our family of dedicated employees who have helped keep our traditions strong and true. Over the years we have experienced great highs and challenging economic periods. Through it all, our guests expect and deserve a quality experience, and we make it our business to deliver the best food, service and hospitality every day,” said Zehnder’s Chairman and CEO Al Zehnder.

In April 2009 Restaurants & Institutions, another restaurant trade publication, ranked Zehnder’s the number one independent restaurant in the country serving 966,835 meals in 2008. It was the third consecutive year for the top honor.

The Bavarian town of Frankenmuth, 90 miles north of Detroit, is one of the state’s top tourist destinations with more than 3 million visitors each year. In addition to Zehnder’s 1,100 seat restaurant with a marketplace, bakery and gift store, Zehnder’s of Frankenmuth owns and operates Zehnder’s Splash Village Hotel and Waterpark, and the 18-hole championship golf course, The Fortress. In 1998, Golf Digest recognized The Fortress as one of the top 450 public golf courses in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. Frankenmuth was voted the best day trip in Michigan by Detroit News readers and Zehnder’s was honored as one of the top vacation-stop restaurants in the state. Learn more about Zehnder’s at www.zehnders.com or call 800-863-7999, central reservations for dining, golf, meetings and lodging.

Source: Zehnder’s of Frankenmuth

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