Zehnder’s Mother of the Year Contest Celebrates 29 Years | Zehnder's of Frankenmuth

Zehnder’s Mother of the Year Contest Celebrates 29 Years

Mother Of The Year

5,000 Mother’s Day diners expected May 8th

FRANKENMUTH MI – April 2022 – 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 8th.

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 at Zehnders.com or by calling 800-863-7999. For Mother’s Day brunch, buffet and dinner menus, click here.


In celebration of Mother’s Day Zehnder’s will sponsor its 29th 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, April 28, 2022:

Mother of the Year Contest
Zehnder’s of Frankenmuth
730 S. Main Street
Frankenmuth, MI 48734
Or E-mail to: webmaster@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 3, 2022.

Enter to Win a $250 Zehnder’s Gift Card in Zehnder’s Annual #MomandMe Contest!

When you look at your mother/daughter/son, do you feel like you are looking in the mirror? Now is your chance to show off your mini-me! In celebration of Mother’s Day, Zehnder’s of Frankenmuth will be hosting the annual “#MomandMe” Look-Alike Photo Contest on our website www.zehnders.com/mom-and-me.

Starting April 8th, fans will be able to submit their mother/daughter/son look-alike photo for a chance to win great prizes! To enter, please visit www.zehnders.com/mom-and-me and upload the photo of your choice by May 8th, 2022. The top 3 photo entries will be chosen by Zehnder’s of Frankenmuth. Voting begins on May 10, 2022 and concludes on May 17, 2022 at 12 noon. The photo with the highest number of votes will win a $250.00 Zehnder’s gift card! Second place will enjoy dinner of their choice for four people at Zehnder’s Restaurant and third place will be rewarded with a Family Style Chicken Dinner for two. So if you have been told you look just like your mom, daughter or son, enter today for a chance to win! Good luck to all who enter and Happy Mother’s Day!



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