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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Employee spotlight- Shea Frazier

Welcome back to our blog! We are excited to announce that we will be doing an employee spotlight, interviewing one employee per post, asking questions and hearing about their Patio experiences! Today our employee spotlight goes to the one and only Shea Frazier! He has worked for Patio for over 5 years, and has been a huge asset to our business! We couldn’t have made it through the years without him. He no longer works for us as he recently got married (congratulations!!) to an also former employee, Laura Burke. But because he has been such a huge part of Patio over the years we thought, who better to dedicate our first post too? We hope you enjoy!

Q: What is your favorite memory at Patio?

A: “My favorite memory at Patio, holy cow.. when I tried to catch you from falling and we both fell, (Authors note: I was taking out the garbage and had two garbage sacks attached to my belt loops, I started walking backward while talking to Shea, and I slipped on one of the sacks, he tried to catch me but instead he stepped on the other sack, slipped and we both fell down!) Meeting my future wife, stacking cheese with Courtney, every time Lana walked in I would clap and cheer and she would bow, co-workers, and the regular customers.”

Q: What is your favorite menu item?

A: “My favorite menu item is the Chicken Ham and swiss, and the Houston with green chili.” (Houston no longer on a physical menu but you can ask for it when you are ordering.)

Q: Favorite menu item “hack”?

A: “Secret menu hack would be the chicken quesadilla cooked with special sauce.”

Q: When did you start working at Patio:

A: “November 2010.”

Q: What do you do in your free time?

A: “In my free time you’ll catch me at my house with coworkers playing super smash brothers, call of duty, shredding the guitar, and dropping in at Patio when I’m not on shift.”

Q: How is married life?

A: “The married life is pretty sweet and would highly recommend it.”

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

A: “What I liked the most were my bosses and coworkers. Most of the time it was smiles and joy in the kitchen at Patio. The food too, I have to mention the food.” (;

Q: What do you miss the most about Patio?

A: “I miss everything at Patio. There is a reason why I worked there for 5 years. Lana and Ricky were the most wonderful bosses I ever worked for. When I first started there I was struggling with some addiction problems and I truly believe that working there and being around the Patio atmosphere saved my life.”

We hope you have enjoyed reading our interview with Shea! He was an amazing worker and friend here at Patio! We are so thankful to have had him. We are thankful to all our wonderful employees over the years and are excited to be interviewing them in the future! We have a wonderful staff!

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