Another warm welcome to our blog! Today we are spotlighting our wonderful employee and long-time friend, Lynn Giddings! She is a Manager at Patio Diner and has been working here for quite some time now!! She is an important team member at Patio and we are excited for you to get to know her a little better. 

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

A: I was born in Tooele Utah. But I lived in Montana until I was 16. From there we moved to Colorado, then Idaho, where my parents still live. 

I am the 5th of 7 children with only 2 girls. My older sister is 7 years older than me so I spent most of my time with my brothers; this made me a bit of a tomboy.

We moved to Blanding from Kanab UT to open a restaurant, which didn’t really work out, but we fell so in love with Blanding and it’s people that we had to stay!

Q: What is your favorite thing about working at Patio?

A: I love the people. I love working for Lana, she is a kind and generous person which makes for an amazing boss. My fellow employees are such wonderful hard-working people, they make it fun to be there. Last but not least is our customers! Whether local or traveling through. I enjoy visiting and getting to know them a little better. 

Q: What’s your favorite menu item?

A: I would say as much as I love our sandwiches that it would be the homemade onion rings. I think the fry cooks hate working with me because I always sell a ton of them.

Q: What’s your favorite menu item hack?

A: Just change up the sauce. Try our special sauce for a sweet-spicy kick, or maybe the cattleman’s gold honey mustard for a slight mustardy sweet flavor, but my favorite is probably the garlic parmesan sauce it adds just yumminess to whatever you put it on.

Q: What do you do in your free time?

A: I love to spend time with loved ones, whether with my husband, kids and grandkids (which I currently have 3) or my good friends. I love to travel and hope to see the whole world someday.

Thank you for letting us interview you, Lynn! We are grateful for the hard work and time you put in to Patio to help us improve and continue to succeed!! We wouldn’t want to do it without you!

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