Quarter of a Century Milestones+
In 2021, the Original Oyster House celebrated seven employees for reaching a quarter of a century or greater anniversary. Cedric Hudson, the longest employed staff member, will celebrate his 35th anniversary late this year. Hudson joined the restaurant only three years after it opened in 1983. Other longtime employees of the Mobile Causeway location included Roderick Marks, who will celebrate his 30th anniversary this year, Margaret King who celebrated her 26th anniversary this past December and Norman Abrams, who celebrated his 26th anniversary in January. Staff members from the Gulf Shores location included James Nail who celebrated his 27th anniversary in January, and Dennis Sadler and Buster Burns, who will celebrate their 25th anniversaries this year.
At the height of the pandemic as businesses fight for survival, the restaurant management team felt it was extremely important to recognize this seasoned group. Each employee received a gift in recognition of their milestone. “It is with heartfelt congratulations that we celebrate your anniversary with the Original Oyster House. We want to acknowledge your integrity, sense of responsibility and commitment through those years. Thank you for serving through good times and in bad – tropical storms, hurricanes, pandemic. You have played such a significant role in our success and have been an inspiration and mentor to our restaurant family. We sincerely value your loyal service and dedication,” said Jim Harrison, general manager of the Original Oyster House, Mobile Causeway.