Stuart Kail, a partner in the new Aubree’s in Adrian, spoke to members about the new restaurant – “ a gathering place in Adrian”, he said. It’s not a sports bar nor just a pizzeria. They welcome customers who have large parties to celebrate birthdays and anniversaries. They have burgers and salads as well as a buffet ($8.99@) and a private room seating 40 for dining for larger groups who want privacy. The restaurant employs some 85 people. Their motto is: EVERY EXPERIENCE MATTERS.

Feta bread, Stu said, was their number one most popular item followed by their deep dish pizza, fish tacos and then Fish & Chips. Aubree’s also has 14 craft beers on tap and a full bar. Their hours are from 11am-11pm on Mondays through Thursdays and 11am -1am Fridays and Saturdays and 11am – 10pm on Sundays. They have experienced very little turnover in staff, Stu said. In addition to pizzas. A new menu is coming out the end of April.  Stu said that Chris Miller, Adrian’s Community Development Director, was instrumental in getting Stu and his partners to agree to build a restaurant in Adrian. This is restaurant number eleven, he said.

The founders name was Aubrey and his wife’s name is Sandee. They took the last letter of her name which replaced the “Y’ in his. The restaurant originated in Ypsilanti in Depot Town which looks nothing like the other locations and was a biker bar at first. It was a “rough place” Stu admitted so the founders soon changed the brand over the course of about 20 years.

Stu finished by saying that the restaurant was not his day job since he only spends about 20 hours a week there. He and his wife live in Jackson where his wife home schools their three children and he works the rest of the time for a technology company called Pitch Me in Jackson.