EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT: Tyrell Bushyhead

Welcome back to our blog! Today we are doing another Employee Spotlight!! In this post we are highlighting a long time, hard working, full time cook! His name is Tyrell Bushyhead. We are so blessed to have him as part of the patio team. He is a wonderful employee and head cook. We hope you enjoy getting to know another team member at Patio Diner!

Q: Okay so tell us about yourself! Where did you grow up? What’s your story?

A: I was raised in a couple of states but I lived most of my teenage years in Utah. I came to Blanding to attend school!

Q: When did you start working at Patio?

A: I started working at Patio after a couple years of living in town. Fall of 2016 I believe.

Q: What do you like most about working at Patio?

A: My favorite thing would have to be the live music. Whenever I can hear it?

Q: What’s your favorite menu item?

A: Favorite menu item is a Grilled chicken philly with mushrooms.

Q: What’s your favorite menu item hack?

A: I’m not well versed in hacks, but I’ve always wondered why people didn’t just add vegetables to their happy sack burger. I guess it’s not as much food but a tiny burger is worth it!

Q: What’s your favorite memory at patio?

A: My favorite memories would have to be when I see all of us in the middle of a crazy rush but everyone but everyone is working together and getting orders out. It really shows how cohesive of a team we have.

Q: What do you do in your free time?

A: My free time is spent with my family, most of the time it’s just my son and I at home.

Thank you Tyrell for letting us interview you! You are an important member of the Patio Diner team and we appreciate all you do.

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“The Big B” Burger: how and why it was created.

Welcome to our blog! We have created this space for us to share fun memories, how menu items came to be, fun places to visit in San Juan County, and many other things! So stay tuned as we have tons more to share! 

In this post we are excited to talk about the iconic “Big B” Burger that has made a lasting impression on many around the globe and is a staple menu item at Patio Diner.

It all started when the previous owners, Brian and Suzie Bayles, bought Patio. In the months leading up to their grand opening, Brian and his Sysco food representative, and long time friend, Kim Acton would get together and mess around with menu ideas. During one of those conversations, they decided that Patio needed to have a specialty burger, one that was unique only to us. With a little more work (and we’re sure a lot more play) they came up with “The Big B” burger, and its secret specialty sauce. 

The name of “The Big B” came from Kim, who often called Brian “Bubba” or sometimes just “B”. Together, they decided on “The Big B”, The Brian Bayles Burger! 

After over decade, we are so happy to continue their legacy. The Big B is a 1/2 pound burger, served with fresh cut veggies, cheddar cheese, and our secret Patio Big B sauce. Come enjoy a freshly made Big B today! We can’t wait for another decade, and beyond, of serving this special burger, and many other delicious food items! 

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