Zehnder’s was originally built as the Exchange Hotel by Henry Reichle in 1856. The business became a corporation, and in the 1950s the Zehnders bought Fischer’s Hotel located across the street, renaming it the Bavarian Inn in 1959.
Anyone who’s visited Frankenmuth will tell you that there are actually two restaurants with almost identical menus, Zehnder’s and the Bavarian Inn . While today the two are friendly competitors, ( Zehnder’s is now owned by Judy’s cousins) until the 1980s, both restaurants were owned by Judy’s parents and grandparents.
In accordance with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services most recent Epidemic Order, Zehnder’s Splash Village activity pools and guest rooms will remain open ! However, Zehnder’s Splash Village must temporarily close select attractions within our facility effective now through January 15, 2021.
“ Frankenmuth ” is practically synonymous with “ chicken dinners”. They’re two of the nation’s largest independently owned restaurants, and together they serve more than two million chicken dinners a year — each offering their own takes on the classic, craveable German dishes that first put Frankenmuth on the map.
The William (Tiny) Zehnder, Jr. family owns the Bavarian Inn of Frankenmuth. Tiny’s family purchased Fischer’s Hotel in 1950. Tiny left farming, and he and his young wife, Dorothy (a former waitress at Fischer’s), became the managers of the new business.
Restaurants in Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn Restaurant . 713 South Main Street Frankenmuth , MI 48734. Cass River Bar & Grill. 925 South Main Street, D-1 Frankenmuth , MI 48734. DaVinci’s Italian Restaurant . 524 North Main Street Frankenmuth , MI 48734. Frankenmuth Brewery. Honey B’s Eatery. La Crepe du Jour. Lazy Dog Pizza Co. Lorelei Lounge.
He approved the location along the Cass River in Michigan, naming it “ Frankenmuth ”. The German word “Franken” represents the Province of Franconia in the Kingdom of Bavaria, and the German word “Muth” means courage, thus the city name Frankenmuth means “courage of the Franconians”.
In order to support efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 and complying with the MI Dept. of Health and Human Service mandate, the Bavarian Inn Restaurant will be closed for Dine-In service but is open for takeout options by calling 989-652-9941. All lower level Castle Shops are open as well!
In 1987 it was purchased out of bankruptcy for $365,000 by Ervin Industries and Ferdinand M. Schumacher , who renamed the business Frankenmuth Brewery, Inc. Randall E. Heine bought majority ownership from Ervin Industries in 1990.
Things to Do in Frankenmuth Frankenmuth River Place Shops. 828 reviews. Museums . Michigan Heroes Museum. 216 reviews. Sights & Landmarks. St. Lorenz Lutheran Church. 125 reviews. Silent Night Chapel at Bronner’s. 65 reviews. Grandpa Tiny’s Farm. 109 reviews. Zak And Macs Chocolate Haus. 98 reviews. Frankenmuth Historical Museum. 221 reviews. St. Julian Winery.
Zehnder’s Splash Village , a hotel and water park at 1365 S Main St., Frankenmuth , has “temporarily” closed off its Drop Slide, Family Raft Ride, and Tube Slides, the company announced on social media Friday afternoon. Swimming pools will remain open .
The shopping center’s hours of operation are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, but individual store hours may vary. It is home to 100 retailers, including kate spade new york, Coach New York, Banana Republic Factory, Sperry, Brooks Brothers Factory Store, J.
Frankenmuth , Michigan , is already known for its Bavarian architecture, family-style chicken dinners, and Bronner’s, the world’s largest year-round Christmas ornament and décor store. But did you know that Frankenmuth also has a growing foodie scene and its home to the oldest brewery and winery in the state?
Shopping in Frankenmuth Abby’s of Frankenmuth . 576 South Main Street Frankenmuth , MI 48734. Adorn Boutique. 500 South Main Street Frankenmuth , MI 48734. Amazin’ Mitten. 646 S. Ashes and Ales. 319 South Main St Frankenmuth , MI 48734. Bavarian Inn Castle Shops . Bead Haven. Birch Run Premium Outlets. Bronner’s CHRISTmas Wonderland.
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