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March 31, 2016

Zehnder’s 2016 Mother of the Year Contest

Frankenmuth, Michigan, March 31, 2016 – Zehnder’s opened its doors for business on Mother’s Day, 1929, when Zehnder’s chefs served up a total of 312 chicken dinners. Since then, hundreds of thousands of guests have participated in the Mother’s Day tradition at Zehnder’s and Zehnder’s has come to know Mother’s […]
January 27, 2016

Zehnder’s Snowfest – 25th Anniversary

By Al Zehnder, CEO of Zehnder’s of Frankenmuth It’s hard to believe that more than 25 years ago two guys, Bill Doering and Pete Rumsey; came walking into our offices and discussed their idea of having a winter festival featuring ice and snow carvers. They thought Frankenmuth would make an […]
June 24, 2015

Ten Years Already!!!

By Al Zehnder, CEO of Zehnder’s of Frankenmuth It’s a tired cliché, but time sure does fly. July 2015 marks 10 years since we introduced Zehnder’s Splash Village to our guests. Since our official opening on June 17, 2005 with 146 rooms and nearly 20,000 square feet of indoor water […]
May 1, 2015

Celebrating Mother’s Day Since 1929

In 1928, William Zehnder, Sr. purchased the Exchange Hotel in Frankenmuth by trading his farm and borrowing $4,000. He remodeled the hotel to give it the look of Mt. Vernon, the home of George Washington, and renamed it Zehnder’s. Zehnder’s opened on Mother’s Day in 1929 when 312 diners were […]