The owners of a longtime Williams Lake restaurant that has been serving visitors and the community since 1967 are about to retire.
Natalie Anderson and her husband Wayne have been running the Dog N Suds for the last 24 years and will be hanging up their aprons on December 23rd.
Anderson noted that she has plenty of fond memories of watching generations of families come in and enjoy everything from the famous Coney sauce to their classic breakfast.
The couple is also proud to have helped out however they could community organizations and those in need.
“Years ago when we first got in there as a matter of fact there was this young fella, he didn’t have much going on in his life but he use to come in and water my plants because I didn’t want to have to take my step stool out every morning and in exchange, he would have a coffee and his meal for free. It worked out win-win for both of us, he would sweep the lot, and then he’d get a meal.”
Anderson said in their 24 years of operating Dog N Suds they will be taking into retirement with them numerous memories.
“A young man came with, I don’t know if it was his wife or girlfriend, but he was saying that his mom and his dad met at Dog N Suds and he said you know if it weren’t for this restaurant there wouldn’t be me and I was so thankful for him sharing that with me because it really made me smile,” Anderson said.
With December 23rd being their last day Anderson said they’ll be carrying on business as usual having as much fun and positivity as they can.
“I have it for sale hoping that it will be someone’s dream and they can carry it on so people can continue to have memories”. God bless all those people who came in. Throughout everything this town’s been through they’ve been loyal, good friends, and good customers and I thank them all. They helped me fulfill my dream. Words are really not enough,” Anderson said.