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The newest location for George Webb Restaurants opened today in the Sherman Park Neighborhood at 3528 W. Fond du Lac Ave., a location which previously housed numerous restaurants including Brown’s Hospitality Cafe and Woody’s Restaurant.
Franchise owner Joey Gudgeon, who also owns three other George Webb restaurant locations in Waukesha, Sussex and Milwaukee, is also a former resident of the neighborhood. He says he hopes to reach out to the community to staff the restaurant, which he anticipates could employ as many as 15 area residents.
"George Webb Restaurants gave me a fresh start years ago, when I first was hired as a dishwasher. I worked my way up through the restaurant chain and have come full circle," said Gudgeon in a statement released today. "My goal in opening this restaurant is to try and pay that forward. I hope that with this new location George Webb can help make a difference and create change for others in Sherman Park."
The Fond du Lac Ave. George Webb location marks a total of 30 locations for the iconic restaurant, which is known for its breakfast, burgers and 24/7 service. The first George Webb opened in 1948.
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