Porky’s to celebrate 30 yearsPublished 9:52pm Tuesday, August 21, 2012
This month will ring in the 30th anniversary of Porky’s Party Place, 1119 E. State St. in Cassopolis, and the staff plans to celebrate with the community Saturday afternoon.
In 1982, Mike File’s mother and father opened up Porky’s, offering a family-friendly atmosphere that included pork sandwiches and the beloved “mojos.” Just last year, File and his wife, Sherrie, purchased the business from File’s mother after years of helping manage the restaurant.
“We’re a hometown store, not just the average stranger walks in here that often,” Sherrie said. “Everyone who comes in is a friend.”
Every five years, Porky’s celebrates with the community to welcome back familiar faces and bring in some new customers.
“We like to get everyone together and celebrate the years of business,” Sherrie said.
The event, from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at Porky’s, will feature free pork sandwiches, drawings for door prizes each hour and a bounce house for children.
“We’re family-oriented …. and this event is for the community, but also for our customers,” Sherrie said. “We want to celebrate with them because they’ve helped keep us around for 30 years.”
In the past three decades of doing business near downtown Cassopolis, Porky’s has incorporated some new touches, including a rotisserie in the parking lot. Sherrie also mentioned the addition of ribs, chicken and shrimp to the menu.
“We’ve seen a good response to the ribs we started offering,” Sherrie said. “We try to offer more choices.”
According to Sherrie, customers also come by regularly for “mojos.”
“I’ve had people tell me they drove 15 minutes out of their way to come get ‘mojos,’” Sherrie said. “We reach people outside of Cassopolis.”
Call Porky’s at (269) 445-8058.