ARTHUR, IL: – Local restaurant Yoder’s Kitchen will be hosting a visit from America’s Best Restaurants in mid-September 2022.
America’s Best Restaurants, a national marketing company focusing on local, independently-owned restaurants, will bring its ABR Roadshow to the restaurant on Thursday. September 15, 2022. Popular dishes will be highlighted, along with an extensive on-camera interview with owner Anna Herschberger about what makes the restaurant a special place in the community. The episode will be aired extensively on social media channels at a later date.
Herschberger, raised in a traditional Amish home, learned about cooking and serving food from her mother. She worked at Yoder’s for the previous owners before buying the restaurant in 2002.
“That was all I really knew,” she said. “I was a waitress here, and worked for the Yoder family before. They wanted to sell the business, and asked me to buy it.”
This year the restaurant celebrates its 20th anniversary with the Herschberger family at the helm. Herschberger’s two sons, Daren and Derrick, are managers. The ‘Official Best of America’ chose Yoder’s Kitchen as Best Family Restaurant in Illinois in 2018.
Over the years the restaurant has undergone extensive renovations to provide additional seating, a designated carry-out entrance and serving counter, and a second kitchen for catering and carry-out operations.
The restaurant offers a full menu and a buffet and dessert bar that was also renovated and expanded. One very popular item is their broasted chicken.
“I’ve had lots of customers tell me it’s the best chicken they get in the entire state,” says Herschberger.
About Yoder’s Kitchen: A family restaurant serving traditional, homemade meals, Yoder’s Kitchen boasts a full menu, catering options, retail bakery, buffet and 2000-square-foot gift shop. Closed on Sunday, they are located at 1195 E Columbia St, Arthur IL 61911. Their phone number is (217) 543-2714. For information and menu visit www.yoderskitchen.net.