Zehnder’s Mother of the Year Contest Celebrates 27 Years | Zehnder's of Frankenmuth

Zehnder’s Mother of the Year Contest Celebrates 27 Years

Zehnder's Mother of the Year Contest

5,000 Mother’s Day diners expected May 12

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 Day as one of the busiest days of the year. Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 12.

Zehnder’s of Frankenmuth CEO Albert Zehnder said the restaurant serves approximately 5,000 Mother’s Day meals to mothers and their families. Dinners will be served in the 1,500-seat restaurant and a Mother’s Day Brunch will be available in Z Chef’s Café on the lower level. Reservations can be made online by clicking here or by calling (844) 253-7852. For Mother’s Day Brunch, Buffet and Dinner menus, click here.


In celebration of Mother’s Day, Zehnder’s will sponsor its 27th annual Mother of the Year Contest. Individuals can enter by writing a poem in 50 words or less why their mother should be selected “Zehnder’s Mother of the Year.” The winning mother will receive a Zehnder’s of Frankenmuth Mother’s Day dinner for up to 10 family members (including Mom); a Zehnder’s overnight package for four at Zehnder’s Splash Village Hotel & Waterpark; and a recognition plaque. To enter, send entries by Thursday, May 3, 2019:

Mother of the Year Contest
Zehnder’s of Frankenmuth
730 S. Main Street
Frankenmuth, MI 48734
Or E-mail to: linda.kelly@zehnders.com

Entries must include the name of the nominated mother, and the name, address and day phone number of the individual submitting the nomination. The winning entry will be selected by Zehnder’s of Frankenmuth officials. The winner will be notified by Tuesday, May 7, 2019.


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