Lasting Impressions

By Al Zehnder, CEO of Zehnder’s of Frankenmuth

Last month I wrote about Colin and Casey. They are responsible for all the beautiful flower beds that surround each of our properties. While we all have important jobs in support of our daily mission “Every Guest Leaves Satisified”, they’re focused on the first impression. What the guest sees as they drive by or walk into one of our properties. They do a fabulous job. They deliver a great first impression.
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Zehnder’s Splash Village Expansion Nearing Completion…

By Bill Parlberg, President & COO of Zehnder’s of Frankenmuth

Zehnder’s Splash Village Phase 2 construction is progressing nicely as we are targeting a soft waterpark opening hopefully later this fall in late October. This week we are paving a portion of the new guest parking on the east side of the property, pouring some indoor waterpark decking as well as final pouring and frame removal for the new lazy river and activity pool.

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Squashtoberfest Season is Upon Us

Executive Chef John Zehnder, CEC, AAC, HGT

This year, Squashtoberfest falls on the 28th of October. Whenever I talk about Squashtoberfest, I’m reminded of the Seinfeld TV episodes where George Costanza celebrates Festivus. That’s because when I say “Squashtoberfest” people look at me in a strange way. But…it’s a real event – a cooking contest where the best amateur cooks and bakers in the area face off preparing unique and original squash and pumpkin recipes.
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Take a Day to Enjoy Fall at Zehnder’s

With the wonders of Fall just around the corner, why not take a ride to Frankenmuth this month and enjoy the colors of the season?

You can start your day with a delicious Fall Harvest lunch at our annual Fall Tea event on Saturday, September 13, 2014 starting at 11 a.m. Each guest will even get their own special tea cup and saucer to take home.
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Zehnder’s Classic Cigar Open Dinner presents “Cruising Classic Cuisine”

This year’s “Cigar Open” at The Fortress takes place on October 2nd with a noon shotgun start. Following 18 holes of golf, guests will enjoy a delicious “Cruising Classic Cuisine” dinner featuring recipes from various cruise lines around the world – basically the “best of the best” in on-board dining.
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First Impressions

By Al Zehnder, CEO of Zehnder’s of Frankenmuth

I walked into our employee lunch area today and the two employees, Colin and Casey; who envision, plant and maintain all our flower beds were having lunch. If you believe in the importance of first impressions, Colin and Casey are in charge of delivering a great first impression. I asked them if they would take the time to write down the different flowers and plants at our properties. They did.

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From Sunrise to Sunset, Great Things Happen at The Fortress

The Fortress Championship Golf Course located in beautiful Frankenmuth, Michigan has an offer you’ll find almost too tempting to pass up. Come join us for a round of golf during the month of August and take advantage of our great summer savings discount! “Summer Savings” is a great way to experience all that The Fortress has to offer at prices almost too good to be true.

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Why I Like Zehnder’s

Zehnder’s is all about traditions and family and we want to know what you enjoy most about our restaurant, golf course, gift shop, bakery, or hotel and waterpark.

Fill us in on your favorite traditions, moments or memories using words (no more than 100) to explain “Why I Like Zehnders.”

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Edna’s Blueberry Cobbler

By Executive Chef John Zehnder, CEC, AAC, HGT

Local farmers have to be thrilled! Rain is coming in on a regular basis and our temperatures have been pleasant for most of the summer. I trudged through the muddy fields at the Fred Weiss Family Farm the other day to check on our squash vines – they’re doing just fine and should produce at least forty tons of Blue Hubbard Squash for us this September.
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Reward Yourself, You Deserve It!

Since I was a little girl, I can remember my birthday has been something very special and I couldn’t wait for that day to come. But even to this day, it’s still hard to decide exactly what I should do. As a Zehnder’s Rewards Member, it’s great to know that every year you have a place to go and celebrate. Rewards members can come in anytime during the month of their birthday and enjoy a complimentary dinner on us. It’s so convenient and always delicious!
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