Restaurant to move into Decatur Regional Airport


DECATUR, Ill. (WCIA) — The Decatur Regional Airport is getting a new restaurant.

Nic Morganthaler, owner of Everyone’s East End Grill, said they will be moving into the airport from their current location on North Brush College Road. Morganthaler said they have been open for around four years.

He said he and his wife met while working at a restaurant and they decided one day they would have a restaurant of their own. Now, they run Everyone’s with the help of their children. Morganthaler said he loves being in this business because he loves seeing everyone smile and enjoy good food. “We do it for the customers, we love to see them happy,” he said. Seeing customers in their dining room is something Morganthaler said he has been missing because of the pandemic and hopes to have back sometime soon.

Not only will the new location be a bigger venue for Everyone’s but Morganthaler said it will be one filled with nostalgia. He said his dad was part of the crew that built the runway seen outside of the restaurant. “I can stand in the restaurant doing my thing and look over what my father did,” he said. He said he also enjoyed eating there when it was The Main Hangar and the Red Barn Kitchen. Park District officials said the Red Barn closed because of the economic impacts of COVID-19.

Everyone’s will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. They will have the favorites people already love, but they will add more to serve the cravings of their customers.

Not only will they have more food options, but they will also have more dining room options. Morganthaler said they will have space in the main dining room as well as in the Tower Room, which overlooks the runway as well.

While Morganthaler said he has a great team that’s comfortable together, he will be looking to add more employees. He said he wants to add more people down the road to make sure their current staff does not get overworked.

Morganthaler said they are looking to open sometime in July. He said to check back in on their Facebook page for updates on opening and for a look at how they will make the space in the airport their very own. For an idea of what they are going for, Morganthaler said when you walk in, he wants you to “feel like you’re in your grandma’s farmhouse and enjoy yourself.”

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