A letter from the owner, Judy McCann

Judy's Country Kitchen is my happy place. My hope is that everyone who dines with us feels the same way. My mission is do my absolute best to make sure those who enter as strangers truly do leave as friends. I want every patron to feel uplifted and happy with their dining experience with us.

A little about me:

I was born and raised in Chehalis,WA, and am a Bearcat alumni class of 83'! I married in 88'and soon after we added two children, Derik and Kendra.

I have a special place in my heart for veterans. My dad was a WWII vet and I am very proud of his service. My dad, along with a small group of WWII vets met here once a week to exchange war stories and talk life. These men have since passed, but my love and respect for veterans still flourishes. I have worked various jobs from secretary to working at a chemical dependency counseling center. Then I decided to take time off to raise and spend time with my children along with doing a few small jobs such as cleaning houses and baby sitting until my kids started school.

After nearly two years of being off work, a friend of mine asked if I'd like to become a server at her café. I was very reluctant because I'd never served before but I decided I'd give it a go. Little did I know I'd fall in love with it.

I then followed her to here, which is how I landed where I am. After working at Judy's for several years, formally known as the Coach post and RJ's, I decided I loved my job so much I expressed interest in buying the then RJ's diner. The previous owner had no interest in selling, until he found out it was myself who was interested. He agreed to sell! I was absolutely overjoyed to become the new owner, but I was also full of feelings of self doubt and fear of failure. Fortunately, with lots of love and support from family and friends, as well as a fresh coat of paint and some frills to the restaurant, I began to believe in myself and in my new business.

Owning Judy's has been full of highs and lows, I've learned through experience, sometimes the hard way. After years of hard work and building up a name for Judy's Country Kitchen, I have found a groups of fun, like-minded people who love working at Judy's just as much as I do. I am so thankful for the staff at Judy's and so proud of the love and care they put into all of our guests here at Judy's.

Lastly, I would like to thank every guest who supports my small business. I am so thankful for the lasting relationships of the guests I see everyday as well as new friends we meet daily.

Thank you to all who enter, young and old, new and returning, staff or guest. Without all of you, Judy's wouldn't be where we are today!