1971. That was 50 years ago.
Walt Disney World first opened to the public. The first ever email was sent. And Evel Knievel was setting death-defying records on his motorcycle.
And in a 3 story building at 29 New Street, in Mt. Clemens, MI, a dream was beginning to turn into a reality.
Gus Pozios, a Greek immigrant armed with an impressive mustache and a warm personality, started selling the best coney dogs, chili fries and breakfast in town.
With his wife Toni’s love and his uncanny work ethic, Gus’ little Coney Island became a huge success.
Bringing joy, memories, and tremendous food to generations of customers. It quickly evolved from a restaurant and workplace, to something much more. A place where warm memories tickled the brain, and new ones were born. Where people fell in love, and where successful entrepreneurs got their humble start.
We’re a landmark. An institution. A staple of the community.
Always have been, always will be.
So this year, let’s celebrate by creating more great memories, of course over some hot chili fries, with those we love most. Because in the end, that’s what life is all about.
Here’s to another 50 years of never forgetting that.
The Pozios Family