1920 the Knott’s moved the whole family up to this location off of Hwy 39, intent on growing these berries he had dreamed about for so long. But success does not come overnight. Anyone who truly knows about success realizes how much blood, sweat, and tears happen before things go right. Hence the first year was hard for the Knott clan. But thankfully things did not stay that way, and by the second year between the rhubarb and some magical berries, Walter and family were in business.
Of course, as amazing as his berries were, Walter would never be the success he was without the loving support of Cordelia and family. But Cordelia was more than just a support for Walter. She was a businesswoman in her own right. And she had ideas for marketing these berries which would send the family business soaring. At first, she focused on jams and jellies to be sold. But when the lines to get the berries and her amazing preserves grew to be too long, she started cooking meals for the people waiting along the dusty Hwy 39. People originally came for the berries, but they stayed for her marvelous food.
Fun facts about Mrs. Knott’s Chicken Dinner Restaurant
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