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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Fried Chicken!

While driving around the Collegeville area recently, I came upon a place that I hadn't thought of in a quite some time. Speck's was a place I frequented growing up. The food is amazing. So I stopped and ordered a cheeseburger, a bucket of chicken, and some other appetizers to take home to the family. I had forgotten how awesome this place is.

So, as I started doing some research I came across this post. It's a quick read and fully details the menu that Specks offers today. The Landis family has operated the place since it opened and they have obviously have passed more down through the years than just a recipe for good chicken.

50 years and the business is as strong as ever. The tradition and heritage have stood the test of time and the family continues to succeed serving the community.

As a local business case study, this would be a prime example. Create or sell a product that you love, and have a passion for. Serve the community. Continue your tradition by always improving. Pass down through family and employees the experience and expertise you have that has always defined your offering.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Let's Bowl!

For more than 50 years, Facenda-Whitaker lanes has been serving the Moncto area as the number one stop for Bowling. What started out as a 20 lane bowling alley back in 1959, quickly turned into 50 lanes and a landmark for the Norristown area.

Originally, the business was slated to be called Care City Bowlero, but that was changed to Facenda-Whitaker, named after the two premier news and sports casters in the Delaware Valley. John Facenda and Jack Whitaker. John Facenda went on to be the iconic voice of NFL films and Jack Whitaker also took his place in sports broadcasting as well.

Today, Facenda is home to bowlers all over the Delaware Valley. It boasts the highest amount of 300 games bowled in the area. They also offer parties, banquets, corporate events, as well as a very busy league schedule.

In 1985, a sports bar was added, and "Steppy's" has become another area favorite. Whether it be to hang out, watch the game, or just enjoy some chow, Steppy's has become more than just an addition to the bowling alley.

Through the years Facenda has always made improvements with the customer in mind. From bumpers available for every lane to accommodate the younger kids, to scoring computers and screens for the best look and usability while playing your game.

There is an arcade available to cater to the kids during parties after their attention span for bowling has waned, and a pro shop for those that are serious about their game.

The bowling alley is open 24 hours for all to enjoy and I've yet to see it empty. Even at 3am there are always at least 4 lanes filled up and rockin'!

So if you haven't been in a while, or have never been, take the time to go bowl, eat, and party down. There's always something to do at this place.