Egg Harbor cafe started in 1985 with one restaurant in Hinsdale, Illinois. Owners Aimee and Mike Farrell along with Aimee’s father Jack Wright opened a then unheard-of concept – a gourmet breakfast, brunch and lunch café in a warm, friendly country setting with an upbeat vibe. They introduced unusual egg dishes – frittatas, skillets and crepes – a caring management style, an emphasis on quality… and customers loved it.
Egg Harbor Café continued to grow, fueled by a mission-driven culture and the central belief that people – our customers and employees – are the company’s most valuable resource. Today Egg Harbor has 20 locations in Illinois, Georgia and Wisconsin. As a family-owned company involving three generations, we pride ourselves in being an extended family to a great number of people, both employees and customers, and in our restaurants´ active involvement in their local communities.
A RECIPE FOR SUCCESS
We start with amazing employees who bring a wide variety of strengths, abilities and aspirations, and add in strong guiding values and systems that support personal and professional growth. We mix this into an organization where previous restaurant experience is not as important as integrity, teamwork, character, and passion for the hospitality business, then develop restaurant leaders who thrive in an atmosphere of optimism and opportunity.
From entry-level to management, all team members share the following ingredients:
Flexible, energetic personality
Dedication to achieving goals
Energized in the morning
Genuine enjoyment of people
Motivation to learn and grow
Honest with a great work ethic