One of Lethbridge’s staple restaurants has been awarded with the title of one of the best outdoor dining patios in our country. The list was created by Open Table Canada using reviews from last year. Only one restaurant made the list south of Calgary. That was the Firestone Restaurant and Bar in our city. Marketing Manager for the restaurant, Chelsey Hawkins, says this is exciting news. She says the restaurant can attribute some of its success to not being franchised.
“Franchises are great, and there’s lots of opportunity there. We do have this sense of flexibility that some of the bigger chains don’t have. It’s made us more adaptable. Especially in the last year that we’ve had. I think in that regards I’ve been pretty grateful for it. It’s so nice to have all of our hard work recognized. There’s a lot of sweat that goes into maintaining the patio, and setting it up. Obviously everyone worked so hard to serve it when it’s actually open. To have that recognition, it’s just a nice feather in your cap to let you know that maybe you’re doing a good job.”
Restaurants with a minimum overall score and qualifying reviews were considered for the list of best outdoor dining patio.