By Al Zehnder, CEO of Zehnder’s of Frankenmuth
[PHOTOS] I was driving down the highway when a large billboard selling grilling products caught my eye. The message was, “The Summer Grilling Season is Here!”. I never really thought of “grilling” as a specific season, I really enjoy grilling and use my grill all year long. I much prefer the taste that grilling imparts on food. In addition, I get some joy out of seeing the snow melt off the grill when it’s fired up mid-winter. In my experience, there are two types of grillers, those that have a gas grill and those that use charcoal. I only use charcoal; I’ve never used a gas grill. Just my personal preference.
I was walking through our retail area, Zehnder’s Marketplace, when Jan Rusch our Retail Manager asked me if I’d seen all the new summer grilling items we have in stock. Well, I hadn’t and she proceeded to give me a little tour. In addition to our very large variety of rubs, seasonings and grilling sauces (including our own private label bbq sauce) we have some great grilling tools and utensils. Jan proceeded to show me waffle makers, panini presses and something called a marshmallow tree. All meant for use over a grill or campfire. I think you can roast about a dozen marshmallows at once with the marshmallow tree! S’mores anyone? We even have a product that when sprinkled in a campfire emits a sparkly kind of effect. Pretty cool stuff.
Well, if this is the start of your gas or charcoal grilling season, stop by Zehnder’s Marketplace on the lower level of Zehnder’s, our flagship restaurant, we’ll get you off to a great start.
Al Zehnder, CEO
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