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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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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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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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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Fresh Squeezed

By Al Zehnder, CEO of Zehnder’s of Frankenmuth

I was visiting my oldest daughter earlier this year. She’s an MSU grad working for a major hotel in Nashville. Great city, really nice property. She and her boss (a great guy with lots of experience) gave me the grand tour. Yea, I was proud.  Her boss assured me she does a good job.
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Summer Savings in Zehnder’s Gift Shop

Tucked in the lower level of Zehnder’’s, next to the Food Store, is Zehnder’’s Gift Shop. Although it may take a backseat to Zehnder’’s Famous Family Style Chicken dinners, Zehnder’’s Gift Shop is second to none when it comes to quality apparel, unique jewelry, and home décor. Zehnder’’s Gift Shop prides itself on stocking a wide variety of items, aimed to please almost any shopper.
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The Fortress Friday Night Barbecue

Executive Chef John Zehnder, CEC, AAC, HGT

Lazy summer nights, especially on Fridays, when you don’t want to cook but don’t want to get dressed up to go out somewhere fancy for dinner. Welcome to the Friday Night BBQ at The Fortress! We invite you to dine and relax in a casual setting while having a great barbecue dinner. Everything is set up under our shaded pavilion where cool evening breezes are part of the experience. Our remaining four barbecues will present “the best of the best” menus.
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Could Your Child be the Next Jack Nicklaus or Michelle Wie?

Okay Mom and Dad, summer’s here and you signed the kids up for science camps, music camps, outdoor camps and even the library summer reading program; and still they tell you I’m bored…and it’s only July. Well let The Fortress Junior Golf program be the last piece of the puzzle for a complete summer activity schedule or if nothing else your last chance for a little peace and quiet.
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Zehnder’s Splash Village Phase II Update

By Al Zehnder, CEO of Zehnder’s of Frankenmuth

We’re moving forward! After losing about 60 days of construction to our brutally cold Michigan winter, our contractors have been able to “man up” and make up some of the lost time.
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