It’s hard to believe that it’s already been 19 years since we first opened!!
We had our “Grand Opening” on December 18, 1993. I’m putting “Grand Opening” in quotes, because in the days before social media we really didn’t make a big deal about it. It was a real quiet affair. No announcement, no big flashy banner.
At one point during that day, our first customer came strolling in. It was Ingeborg Chandler, a German living in the US. She bought some deli meats from us, because back then we still had a deli counter. Imagine us at the front of the restaurant making deli sandwiches! We even had the menu written on a chalk board hanging on the wall above. Boy, things sure have changed!
None of us really knew what we’d become in the years ahead, and no one knew how much work and commitment to the business was required. But somehow we’ve made it this far and we hope to stick around for a little while longer.
We love our customers, we really do. That’s why we already have a cool idea for our 20th anniversary, so please stay tuned.
But we also love our staff and would like to take this opportunity to say “Thank You staff for your loyalty and hard work”!!
Happy Birthday Gasthaus!!
DING, DING, DING!!! Order’s up!!!
You are probably wondering why we would post a picture of the kitchen bell and a piece of wood with a nail?
Well, today, December 18, 2011 is the Gasthaus’ 18th birthday! Hard to believe that 18 years ago we opened the doors to fans of German food. So much has happened in these 18 years. Many staff members have come and gone. Thankfully, we have had loyal and hard-working people.
The bell has been replaced several times, but the piece of wood with nail is still the original piece, as old as the Gasthaus itself. The wood is actually a remnant from the renovations we did to the Gasthaus before we opened. We stuck a nail in it and - voilà – we have a place to stick our orders.
So, in 18 years you could say we rang that bell thousands of times, and stuck even more hand-written orders to the tack. Eighteen years of serving delicious food and providing friendly service.
We would like to thank all of our guests for 18 years of loyal patronage!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY GASTHAUS!