Sundae’s Represents Best Of Our Community

EDITOR’S CHOICE


FEARLESS MAN —Aviator Jimmy Doolittle was a fearless man. He is featured on this week’s Journal Church Page, Page 5. (Smithsonian Institution Photo)

FEARLESS MAN —Aviator Jimmy Doolittle was a fearless man. He is featured on this week’s Journal Church Page, Page 5. (Smithsonian Institution Photo)

CREWE — Sundae’s Restaurant in west Crewe is an extraordinary enterprise, and not just because it is celebrating its 50th anniversary this weekend. (See full-page ad on Page 2.)

While it has operated under different names, such as Tastee Freez and Big T, the restaurant has been and continues to be an anchor business in the Crewe-Burkeville area, and it has been owned and operated by the same family across the decades.

Its owners, the Amos family, not only serve wonderful food, but they give back to the community in numerous and usually unpublicized ways.

And over and beyond this, they have offered gainful employment to countless residents, especially to young people just starting out.

In recent days, Everett Amos sent us several historical pictures taken at the restaurant through the years. They are featured in the ad. Another image is displayed on Page 7 of this edition and shows Al and Betty Amos with Chicago Bear Mike Pyle. It was taken years ago.

 

 

The image is a reminder that many famous people on their travels across the years have stopped at the restaurant. The business is an invaluable ambassador for our community.

It represents the best of us.

Pyle’s name and photo brought back memories. I told June that he was center for the Chicago Bears in the 1960s. He came to the Chicago NFL franchise after being educated at Yale.

Mr. Pyle was the Bears’ center throughout the 1960s and was selected as one of the 100 greatest Bears of All-Time in 2019.

The center on a football team is unique. He is the only player on the field to handle the pigskin on every play.

He was smart and athletic, and he played in the era when the Bears’ archrival was the Green Bay Packers in the NFL’s Central Division, famously known in that era as the “Black-and-Blue Division.”

He died in 2015. He was 76.

Sundae’s also has faced tough competition in a tough industry. That they have made it to this milestone of service is a tribute to the family

 

 

Congratulations to the Amos family for their unwavering service to our community. Picture Caption: Al and Betty Amos are pictured above with Chicago Bear Mike Pyle during his visit to their then Tastee Freez restaurant in Crewe. Now known as Sundae’s, the restaurant has served the Crewe-Burkeville community for five decades and is celebrating its 50th anniversary this weekend. (Photo courtesy of Everett Amos)

Much has changed since the ribbon-cutting opening our store here, but our commitment to serving our customers and community remains stronger than ever. Thank you for your patronage during these past five decades. We look forward to serving you for many more years. — Everett Amos JP & Sons, Inc. DBA Sundae’s Restaurant #30

Much has changed since the ribbon-cutting opening our store here, but our commitment to serving our customers and community remains stronger than ever. Thank you for your patronage during these past five decades. We look forward to serving you for many more years. — Everett Amos JP & Sons, Inc. DBA Sundae’s Restaurant #30

The above vintage photo shows the ribbon-cutting of Big T in May, 1974.

The above vintage photo shows the ribbon-cutting of Big T in May, 1974.

Al and Betty Amos patriarchs of the business.

Al and Betty Amos patriarchs of the business.

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