Local businesses happy with Mother’s Day rush

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There are many ways to celebrate Mother’s Day, including taking her out to brunch.

Local restaurants opened up their doors and gladly welcomed the holiday rush on Sunday, May 12.

“Mother’s day is special to me because I think most of us take our moms for granted and most of us don’t think about the small things that they do,” Sydnie Gregory, a worker at The Drunken Oyster, said.

For many, Mother’s Day is a day to say thank you by giving mom the very best. The best often includes good food and drinks.

“We’ve got traditional benedicts,” Taylor Finley, General Manager of Crush Wine Bar, explained. “We actually did a special crab cake and really good stuff.”  

For some, the rush of this year’s holiday was a surprise. Finley said they were twice as busy as they would be on a normal business day and in only half the time.

“Normally we have a six or seven-hour shift and we do a couple of hundred people,” Finley stated. “We did it all today. We did a couple hundred in a couple of hours and we were all hands on deck and we were busy.”

The Drunken Oyster also welcomed a large number of guests.

“So far we’re at 445 guests,” Gregory said. “We still have reservations for this evening. So we’re looking to sit about 645 mothers and families today.”

The restaurants were more than happy to accommodate the rush.

“Mother’s day is just giving back and making them feel appreciated for everything that they do on a normal day,” Gregory said.

Crush Wine Bar was so busy they actually began to run out of food on their brunch special. The Drunken Oyster had visitors from out of town to take their moms to their favorite place to eat.

Both restaurants had a special Mother’s Day brunch menu.

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