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Monthly Archives: November 2013

Wintzell’s to Celebrate Willie Brown Day on November 23, 2013

Posted on November 20, 2013 to News & Events

Who: Anyone and everyone! Bring the whole family and all of your friends!

What: All South Alabama Wintzell’s locations will be celebrating Willie Brown Day and Wintzell’s 75th Anniversary by offering  43¢ raw oysters by the dozen plus 75¢ pints of Miller Lite and Coors Lite.

When: Saturday, November 23, 2013 beginning at 11am until 10pm.

Where: At all SIX South Alabama Wintzell’s locations –
Downtown Mobile, West Mobile, Saraland, Spanish Fort, Fairhope and Orange BeachVisit  for more information.

Details: On November 23, 2010, the City of Mobile proclaimed Willie Brown Day in honor of his forty years of service to Wintzell’s and the City of Mobile. Recently called a “tourist attraction in his own right,” Willie Brown is a fixture of Downtown Mobile. In October 2013, Mr. Brown was also honored by the Alabama Restaurant and Hospitality Association as the 2013 Front-of-the-House Restaurant Employee of the Year.

This year also marks the seventy-fifth year of Wintzell’s being a Gulf Coast tradition. Founded in 1938 by J. Oliver Wintzell and initially began as a small, six-stool oyster bar, Wintzell’s now has 12 locations with more to come in 2014!

Mr. Willie Brown, Shucker Extraordinaire

Mr. Willie Brown, Shucker Extraordinaire

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Wintzell’s Best in October!

Posted on November 12, 2013 to News & Events

Wintzell’s Shining Stars for October 2013

Wintzell’s is proud to have such amazing, dedicated team members!! Next time you’re in one of these locations, be sure to ask for one of these shining stars!

Tiffany Scott is one of Montgomery’s Server Captains.  She has the Wintzell’s Montgomery record for most consecutive shifts being early or on-time to work. She  gets along great with everyone she works with, and her guests love the attention she pays them.  She is a terrific Wintzell’s employee!

Tiffany Scott

Tiffany Scott

Tiffany with co-worker Beau

Tiffany with co-worker Beau


Gloria from Guntersville

Gloria Matthews has been chosen as the Employee of the Month from Wintzell’s Oyster House in Guntersville.  Gloria has been with us since July of 2008 which was only one month after the opening of the Guntersville franchise.  She works in the back of the house in the pantry.  Gloria is responsible for making all of the delicious homemade items that come from pantry and making sure that we are prepped up and ready for success!  Gloria is here faithfully first thing in the morning, several days a week and is considered a leader in her department.  Ms. Gloria knows her stuff and she gets the job done.  She is affectionately known as “mama” by some of our staff members.  She is a very appreciated and valuable member of Team Guntersville!

Tuscaloosa’s Employee of the Month is Jarrod Thomas. He has only been with Wintzell’s for under two months, but has proven to be a valuable part of the kitchen staff. He has worked in the food service industry in the past and has great work experience!

In his short time here, he has learned the fry, grill, broil/sautee, and pantry stations. He does everything that is asked of him and is always looking to learn something new.

At our original location, in Downtown Mobile, Colby Robinson is our employee of the month.


Aerial from Orange Beach

Wintzell’s Orange Beach selected Aerial Flanagan has worked for Wintzell’s in Orange Beach for a year and a half.  She started as a hostess and has recently moved up to server.  She is always on time, takes her job very seriously, and balances work and school at Faulkner State without neglecting either.  Aerial is a valued employee and goes above and beyond every day which is why she is our employee of the month for October 2013.

Wintzell’s Decatur has selected two honorees!! The back-of-house honoree is a cook Jeremy Sirten and our front-of-house honoree is our hostess Jordan York. Both have been with us a short time, but they have come on with a strong desire to impress.


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Wintzell’s is Proud to Support St. Jude

Posted on November 6, 2013 to News & Events

The month of October at Wintzell’s was one for the kids!

All 12 Wintzell’s locations invited our guests to donate $1 to St. Jude when paying for their meal. In one month Wintzell’s and our guests were able to raise $4238.50!!!

We challenged each location as to who could raise the most for the kids! Our top three locations were Fairhope, Huntsville and Guntersville.  Both Fairhope and Huntsville raised over $1,000 each!

The Wintzell’s team members in our stores made it a personal goal to raise the most money for their location. Each location had its own way of raising the money creatively.

On Halloween night, Wintzell’s Fairhope Managers Matt and Bryan waited tables and donated all their tips toward St. Jude. Earlier in the month, Wintzell’s Manager, Chad, challenged his staff to raise $50 in one night – if they succeeded he would take a pie in the face. He walked out that night with not only a smile on his face, but also a pie.

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Wintzell’s Fairhope Managers Matt and Bryan

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Wintzell’s Manager Chad with a pie in the face

Wintzell’s Oyster House has been a supporter of St. Jude for many years. In that time, Wintzell’s has been a proud sponsor of the annual St. Jude walk at the Eastern Shore Centre, which will be taking place again this coming November 23rd, 2013. We also just recently catered the local St. Jude golf tournament in Point Clear.

Wintzell’s Oyster House and its guests are proud supporters of St. Jude.

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