Original Oyster House Celebrates the Best Employees in the World

The Original Oyster House celebrated their 31th Employee Appreciation Day and the Best Employees in the World on Sunday, September 9, 2018.

General Manager, Bud Morris with perfect attendance winners Lisa Bell and Karen Payton.

General Manager, Jim Harrison with perfect attendance winner Jonathan Donald and HR Generalist, Joie Sullivan.

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Continuing its tradition, the Original Oyster House restaurants were closed the Sunday after Labor Day for its 31th Annual Employee Picnic. Employees of the Original Oyster House and their immediate families were thanked for a job well done with a family fun day at Waterville, USA. After checking in, employees donated goods for Prodisee Pantry, a faith-based non-profit community ministry providing emergency food and disaster relief in Baldwin County.

Activities included a great lunch as well as lots of raffle and door prizes provided by in-kind donations. Donors included AMC Movie Theatre, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Buffalo Rock, Christmas Nights of Lights, Colonial Life, Fairhope Brewery, Geez Louise Boutique, Gulf Coast Ducks, Gulf Coast Newspapers, GulfQuest, Harris Properties, Matt’s Ice Cream, Mobile BayBears, OWA, Prodisee Pantry, Retro Road Trip, Riverview Plaza Hotel, Speak Easy Spirits, The Factory, The Trading Company, Wild Native Tours and Zebra Marketing.  

Four employees, chosen from a pool of employees who achieved perfect attendance, won $500 each. The winners for Gulf Shores were Karen Payton and Lisa Bell. The Mobile Causeway winners included Tracy Tureau and Jonathan Donald. Since starting the perfect attendance rewards program, three employees have maintained perfect attendance (40 Months) - Gaynell Ducote of the Causeway; Stephen Shillito & Eliza McGaster of Gulf Shores.

The Original Oyster House celebrated 35 years in business this year and has many staff members who have grown with the company throughout these years. The restaurants regularly recognize staff members and encourage their involvement and creative ideas to improve service and decrease expenses. Known as an employer of choice, The Original Oyster House has long-time, loyal employees who value family, integrity and great service.

The Original Oyster House has become the “must-go-to” place for great fresh Gulf seafood, service and southern hospitality and for its panoramic waterfront sunsets. A top-spot for hand-shucked and fire-grilled oysters, the Original Oyster House has also become legendary for its homemade gumbo, cheesy grits with blackened shrimp, as well as handcrafted desserts including its famous Peanut Butter Pie. Patrons, employees and children are welcomed as family. Known as an employer of choice, The Original Oyster House has long-time, loyal employees who value family, integrity and great service. Consistently earning high marks in customer satisfaction, the Original Oyster House’s mission is to exceed customer’s expectations and was named the 2017 Alabama Retail Association’s Retailer of the Year.

The Original Oyster House (OOH) has two locations, Mobile: 3733 Battleship Parkway, on the Causeway and Gulf Shores: 701 Hwy 59 on the Original Oyster House Boardwalk. Both locations offer spectacular waterfront views and have been celebrated as the area’s finest family restaurants for 35 years. For more information about the Original Oyster House, visit or call 251-928-2620.