In 1989, my grandpa Donald Spicer opened the doors to Don’s Cafe in Moberly, MO. He was a man that was connected to the Moberly community; and quickly built a successful business. During his 7 years in business, I was fortunate enough to be able to work alongside him on weekends and during my summer breaks. I learned a lot about customer service, running a successful business and most importantly– being able to spend time with a man I admire. In 1996, he sold the business and I graduated from high school and went into the construction industry. However, I had always dreamed of owning a restaurant.
In October 2008 that I had an opportunity to purchase some land and a building in Huntsville, MO that was just down the road from the original Don’s Cafe. I decided to take a chance and turn my of owning a restaurant into a reality. When it came to naming my new business I decided to name it after my grandpa. Don’s Family Style Buffet opened its doors on November 25, 2008 and has been serving customers in the Mid-Missouri area and beyond ever since.