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Edwin L. Zehnder

January 1, 1981

Owner Zehnder’s Inc. (Deceased) – Frankenmuth, Michigan

Edwin L. Zehnder is engaged in the operation of two establishments which together constitute the largest independent restaurant in the United States, serving over two million meals each year. His business leadership has been responsible for the emergence of the entire community of Frankenmuth, Michigan as a hospitality center of national prominence. State and national organizations have benefited from his expertise in marketing and financial management and he has ably served the development of the National Restaurant Association. His entrepreneurial success has been an inspiration to students as well as colleagues in the food services field. “Be long on support and give encouragement by your very actions. You can do it! It works, it works, it works!”