We met in 1998 while we both were managers for a large national restaurant company. We had both decided to take a chance on moving to NW Ohio and opening a new location for the company. The opening was an overwhelming success, and our business relationship was solidifying. As the mutual respect for each other’s ability to “Play Restaurant” at a high level grew, we began to learn more about each other as people. We discovered that the values and principles that allowed us to be successful in business together were the same principles we were looking to experience in our personal lives. For the next twelve years we both worked on creating a wonderful and deep personal relationship as well as continuing to develop our skills as restauranteurs.
Our name represents the places and times where we each discovered our passion for food and hospitality. Tim’s memories of picking summer berries and making jams and jellies, his learning the traditional dishes of his Grandparents home in the Copper Country of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula were his first steps in developing his passion for food. Margo’s childhood experience were those of Granny’s bountiful vegetable garden, homemade sweet tea, cornbread and the soul satisfying comfort of a family get-together in the hills of Kentucky the Bluegrass state.
We want to create an atmosphere that is relaxing, yet lively. A menu of scratch made, flavorful and familiar classics, and some new favorites. Service is to be connected, caring, and concerned with a desire that you enjoy your experience.
We take immense pride in serving scratch made food. Our steaks, fish, and chicken are always fresh, never frozen. All of our soups, sauces and salad dressings are made in-house. We are even crazy enough to make our own French Fries. We hope you enjoy your experience at the “Grub Shack”, and Thank You for making the decision to choose Copper Blue today!!
Let’s “Play Restaurant”!
Margo and Tim