The Dresden Take Out is under new management. Kathy and Mason Dubord purchased and took over the operations of the business Feb. 1.
“It’s been a bit crazy so far, but it’s a good crazy,” Kathy Dubord said. “There has been nothing but positive energy all throughout the town. People have been stopping in daily just to see what we’re doing.”
The Dresden Take Out happens to be where Kathy and Mason Dubord, of Dresden, met in 2005. At the time, Kathy Dubord was working there part time.
“I worked there under Dana and Pam Moody, and really got to see how the business worked,” Kathy Dubord said. “I knew it was manageable to run and thought it was something I could do.”
This was part of the reason Mason Dubord encouraged his wife to consider taking over the business.
“It’d been something we had been talking about for a while, because I knew she was kind of getting tired of working in the corporate world,” Mason Dubord said. “She’s really suited to this and I know she’s going to do great.”
Since officially taking over Feb. 1, the Dubords have begun making some changes, from minor tweaks like fixing a long-stuck door to more significant changes, such as “a complete revamp” of the menu, Kathy Dubord said.
“We’re adding new items and we’re improving on what’s already there,” Kathy Dubord said. “There’s going to be fresh burgers and homemade french fries.”
The menu will also expand to include new breakfast sandwiches, including a steak-and-egg sandwich and a loaded omelet sandwich.
“All our breakfast pizzas and breakfast sandwiches will use real eggs,” Kathy Dubord said.
Dresden Take Out will also feature a new bakery, with homemade treats made from scratch by Trudy Foss.
“Trudy used to own a bakery up the road, and people would come from far away just for those treats,” Kathy Dubord said. “She offered to make treats for us a few days a week, and for me, it was a no-brainer. She’s a wonderful person.”
The couple’s children will also be involved with the business. Nicole Sciascia is a silent partner and currently does all the marketing and maintains the Dresden Take Out Facebook page. Chrissy Doray and Philip Spencer will work in the store.
“We’re just a regular, local family,” Kathy Dubord said. “We really want to support the community and make sure we’re providing the services and carrying the inventory they want.”
For more information, go to www.dresdentakeout.com or www.facebook.com/dresdentakeout.