Six George Webb diners to change name
Six George Webb restaurants will open under the new name Griddlers Cafe on Thursday, Sept. 1. Griddlers Cafe, owned by Don and Robb Hensiak, is a 24-hour restaurant serving breakfast all day, as well as hamburgers, grilled and deli-style sandwiches and soups.
The former George Webb franchise owners decided to turn a longtime family dream into reality.
"Griddlers Cafe is an idea my brother and I have talked about for a long time and this was the right time to make it happen," says Don, whose family has been with George Webb for more than 50 years, 20 of those years as a franchise owner.
The six Griddlers Cafe locations include: 10706 W. Greenfield Ave. in West Allis; 4160 W. Loomis Rd. and 7510 W. Layton Ave. in Greenfield; 2012 W. Layton Ave. in Milwaukee; 211 N. Chicago Ave., South Milwaukee; and N88 W16747 Appleton Ave. in Menomonee Falls.
The main question? Will Griddlers Cafes have two clocks on the wall?
I've never been a fan of George Webb. I guess having not grown up here I have no built in nostalgic loyalty to them. Every time I've gone in one I've left disappointed with bad service and crappy food. A little cheaper than a Denny's but with even worse quality, often dirty and often with bad and slow service. I'm glad to see someone else give it a go, maybe with no royalty or franchise fees the brothers will be able to provide better service and quality. I'll give them a couple of tries before I judge them.
gocrew | Sept. 2, 2011 at 4:50 p.m. (report)
Been a customer for years at these locations that turned over to Griddlers. Really think this may have been a mistake on the Hensicks part. Lots of food changes and not for the better. Chili has no noodles and overloaded with tomatoes. Burgers seem the same as they used to be. And no chicken noodle soup at all!! The coffee seems better little more flavor. I wish them luck but they have a tough road ahead, Webb's has some loyal customers. What is with the horrible signs they have I assumed they closed? At least Webb's kept the one on south 27 and college better alternative.
Will anything else change besides the name?
Not sure if a name change will work for the " 7510 W. Layton Ave. in Greenfield" location. Was there twice recently...the first time, my wife and I waited 45 minutes for our waitress. She came back and apologized, she was on an "important phone call." 2nd time was at 12:30am. The person at the register could not ring up my order with my debit card because "the bars in the area make the credit card machine run slow." Hmm...so you're saying that if people in my neighborhood are all using the internet, mine will run slow? I would love to give this new place a try, but it needs a MAJOR fix.
Good news, The family always ran a good place. Will frequent the South Milwaukee or 20th and Layton location. Now if only someone would clean up the Howell Ave. just North of College location.
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