Tuesday, November 27, 2012
It has been 25 years since Beachy’s Country Chalet Restaurant opened for business on a cloudy, overcast Labor Day of 1988.
In the 25 years since that “test run,” the restaurant has served more than 2,500,000 patrons.
Dave and Linda Beachy grew up in the Sugarcreek area. Dave was the 10th of 12 children and number six of seven boys in a row. That landed him in the kitchen helping his mother with the baking, cooking and household chores, including the cleaning.
“It was a perfect fit,” Beachy said. “Choosing the name Beachy’s Country Chalet Restaurant was based on our heritage. We used our last name, Beachy, to give it a certain amount of Amish flavor to resemble my upbringing and the Country Chalet to represent the Swiss flavor of Sugarcreek.”
Beachy said he believed his employees and the homestyle Amish and Swiss menu sets Beachy’s apart from larger restaurants in the area.
As part of the restaurant’s anniversary celebration, vendors who have supplied the restaurant the past 25 years have been honored each week of the month.
Drawings will be held Saturday for prizes being given away in recognition of 25 years of business.
“It’s been a pleasure, and without our local friends,” said Beachy, “our little restaurant would not have been able to celebrate 25 years.” Click for a great success story/article in the New Philadelphia Times Reporter. TimesReporter.com ataff report Posted Nov 26, 2012 @ 10:35 PM
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