Brenda Price said she values her job at Huddle House. She said she takes her position as manager seriously.
Brenda had never been a waitress until five years ago when she was hired by co-owner Marsha Morrison as manager. It only took her a year and a half to obtain that promotion.
“I never thought this would happen to me,” Brenda said. “Waitressing is a hard job. It wasn’t something I really wanted to do. But the more I worked with the people at Huddle House and the customers, the more it grew on me. Now, it’s the best job I’ve ever had.”
Brenda said the thing she likes most about her job is her interaction with customers. She said it makes her happy to keep them happy.
“I like to see our customers have a good experience while they’re here,” she said. “I want to make sure they get what they want and are satisfied with it. I want them to have a good time and come back to see us.”
Brenda said she believes that Huddle House has the best food in town and she wants that to continue.
Along with a full breakfast menu that’s served 24 hours a day, seven days a week, Huddle House also offers vegetables including mashed potatoes, green beans, turnip greens, corn, fried okra, macaroni and cheese, blackeyed peas, pintos and cornbread muffins.
Brenda said her job calls for her to make out schedules when Huddle House employees work.
“I make sure that everybody shows up for their shift and that they do what’s expected of them,” she said. “If they get overwhelmed and need help out front with serving tables, taking orders, cooking or anything, I help them.”
There is one part of her job that she’s not fond of and that’s the paper work.
“Sometimes I think it’s a never ending job,” she said. “It takes so much time and I fell that’s time I could be spending with our guests. I love taking care of them.”
Marsha said that Brenda is a great employee.
“As my manager, she’s probably made my business what it is with the way she takes care of guests and makes sure they have what they need,” Marsha said. “And, of course, she always makes sure they’re happy.”
Brenda was born in Piedmont and has lived here most of her life. She has two daughters, Tiana Bradley and Sonya Price, both of whom live in Cedar Bluff. She has “four beautiful grandchildren. I like to be with them and we like to get outside and play together.”