As many in Syracuse know IHOP has moved from DeWitt, but that is far from the end of the story. The Horton family has been an IHOP franchisee for 45 years and after their last contract came to an end the IHOP Corp decided to go in another direction despite consistent revenues from the restaurant.
When I heard about their story on Syracuse.com about becoming a local diner, I knew this was the next place for our Summer Series Believers Brunch. This is what 'Believe In Syracuse' is all about.
I spoke with with Dan Horton, son of the owners Ron and Joan, who is now integrally involved in moving forward as a locally owned business. I felt at home as we passionately talked about the positive changes happening in Syracuse and how much they want to be a part of that. Just like so many of us in Syracuse, he too believes that this community has risen again because of the people who are willing to fully integrate their business in the community in a sincere, meaningful way.
Now called Mac's Local Yolk (brilliant), they not only are a local business but they only buy from local vendors, they hang local art on the wall that you can purchase and take home, and they now decide what's best for them as a business, for their workers, and themselves who have lived in the DeWitt area for 45 years. Dan himself is Nottingham Bulldog and is proud of where he comes from, what his family has accomplished and what the future holds.
Once again, exciting times for locally owned businesses.
Come join us this Sunday, August 23rd for our 4th Believers' Brunch from 11am to 1pm, E. Genesee St, Dewitt and support the exact reason why we 'Believe In Syracuse'.
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