Door County NewsPixels™ & Wish Books & Brochures PERRY'S CHERRY DINER BRAND FOR SALE - Page 4

What year was your ‘community’diner established? In our family since 1972 and reestablished as Perry’s Cherry in 1992. Your place seemed so busy for so long. How many people could you serve on a busy day? That little diner with 38 seats served as many 500 people a day and in the years before construction had numerous summers with 60 days in a row or more when the diner was on a wait. Great tips were earned! Dollars spent on local payroll since our family owned it? About $2.6 Million as of 2009 in that tiny little place (Never missed one payroll in 38 years.) Is it true that some said they hope Perry was a better golfer then a cook? Yes. Team Cherry, the great staff that was Perry’s gets the credit for all the good food and service provided over all those years. You sold over a million milkshakes? We did as a culmunitive total back in like 2006. We had reached a million milkshakes sold a group and each one made by hand in our proprietary (consistent & fast) way.. Did you use real ice cream in your milkshakes? We did. We used the best ice cream and toppings to make our famous milkshakes. The family diner - was does that mean? Well, we have been family focused since we open. We served fresh Door County air. One of the first in the region to go smoke-free back in 1993, we also were alcohol-free since the start and as part of this opportunity involves a simple license I intend on this staying a alcohol-free brand. We have had a great kids menu with healthy choices since like 1994. The living wage? Perry’s team designed a compensation plan in 1996 that a Disney® exec. discovered and asked if they could borrow and introduce to their restaurant teams. It was designed to motivate and keep stellar employees no matter the position they held as part of the team. People say they dream about your milkshakes? Yes, we have heard that many, many times. Including a woman from Il. that Perry ran into recently and had a crazy story about dreaming of the Perry’s milkshakes. What were your best sellers? Milkshakes, wraps, greek salads, kids menu items, burgers, smoothies, gyros, Cherry Pie, soups, melt sandwiches, Special plates,. for starters. Is it true a child was named after the diner? It is true. Vacationers, in memory of the many diner experiences they enjoyed at our place named one of their twin girls Perry. Perry was humbled to find this out. Did someone really break in and eat your mom’s pie? Yes that is true. Broken into numerous times back in the day. And one time in particular the thief couldn’t resist and ate Perry’s mom’s whole banana cream pie leaving just the empty pan and the crumbs on the counter when he/she left. To be continued...