The Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards are pretty special to us. After all, our own Ric Tyler has served as emcee for the night for as long as I can remember, and Sutherland Weston has produced videos for the event since the early part of the decade.
And while we offer congratulations to all of the award winners, I felt it important to offer a special congratulations to the 2018 Business of the Year, Dysart’s.
Sutherland Weston has worked with Dysart’s on a number of projects over the years. We have collaborated on ideas, brainstormed possibilities, and our teams work well together. And in our office in particular, we cannot talk about Dysart’s memories without mentioning the words “Buttery, Flakey Crust,” which went from a viral video to national television shows like Today on NBC and most recently The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on CBS.
But from a personal perspective, I have memories of going to Dysart’s with my grandparents when I was a kid, with friends in college, with my then-girlfriend and now-wife after concerts, and now with our kids after special events so they can have pancakes for dinner. The memories are made not just by family and friends, but by the friendly staff, the delicious food, and the atmosphere that exists in Dysart’s.
And I know I’m not alone. When I connect with fellow University of Maine graduates who now live somewhere else, when the topic of food comes up Dysart’s and Pat’s Pizza are almost always mentioned with specific memories of fun times.
This year marks Dysart’s 50th anniversary. They remain family owned. They remain true to their roots. They remain open 24-hours a day in Hermon. And they remain a place where it’s okay for kids to eat pancakes for dinner (in moderation, of course).
Thanks for the memories.
I can’t wait to make more.