Like many great stories throughout history, ours starts with a mistake. The year was 1955 and John Dys was living in the Netherlands. At some point John had a great idea. Join the army. And like most men with great ideas, this one didn’t work. Shortly after joining, John wanted “out.” Luckily the Dutch army provided three convenient options: die, retire, or leave the country. Option three seemed nice. So he packed his bags and left for Canada.
While checking out Vancouver, John was in a bad car accident. Not only that, he ran out of money waiting for his settlement. He had no choice but to scour the classifieds looking for work. That’s when he found, “Young man wanted to learn the restaurant business.” Barely having money for food, this seemed like a good opportunity.
After learning a few things, John opened his own place in 1970. He called it the “Frying Dutchman” and his hamburger sales became famous for predicting elections. He called them “Hamburger Polls.”
On a trip home to the Netherlands, his father took him to a traditional Dutch restaurant where pannekoeken are served for lunch and dinner. Not breakfast. John decided then and there he would bring the pannekoek back to Canada. And so, the first “Original Dutch Pannekoek House” opened July of 1975 on the corner of Knight Street and 25th Avenue in Vancouver. This location is still in operation today.
By the time the third one opened on Main Street and Terminal, John had created a unique breakfast restaurant with an emphasis on quality food. People couldn’t pronounce the “P Word,” but they sure loved to eat it. Right around this time John met Bill Waring. Soon after meeting, Bill bought a Frying Dutchman franchise in 1979.
But things didn’t always go so smoothly. The 80’s brought a bad recession with a simultaneous increase in competition. Both the Frying Dutchman and the Original Dutch Pannekoek House survived. But after things got better, John and Bill focused on the more successful business. The Original Dutch Pannekoek House. Although today, you probably know it as “De Dutch.”
With 16 restaurants, the pannekoek’s future looks bright. Sadly, John passed in April of 2020, Bill remains president a position he has held since the 1980s.
And to think, this whole thing started with a young man joining the army.Visit Website
Hi! I’m Jason Humeniuk and it is my goal to ensure that your next mortgage is a smooth, comfortable process. Finding a mortgage shouldn’t be stressful, which is why I am passionate about connecting with you to find the best possible solution.
You may be interested to know about my 25+ years of experience in commercial and residential mortgages, or my industry recognition and awards. Or you may want to speak to an actual human instead of reading a website, in which case you are welcome to call me directly! However you prefer to walk through this process, I will help every step of the way to ensure you feel at ease.
Campbell & Pound is a professional practice of accredited real estate appraisers and an A+ accredited member of the Better Business Bureau, which has been active in the Vancouver metropolitan area including the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley for the past 78 years. Campbell & Pound originated in 1939 as a realty sales, insurance brokerage and notary public office. In 1961 the company began specializing in all aspects of real estate appraisal and related consultancy work. At that time, the company was located at the northwest corner of Burrard Street and West Broadway in the city of Vancouver. It has celebrated serving this industry for over 60 years, with its current head office in Richmond.Visit Website
Yellow Dog Brewing is a family-run brewery focused on producing high quality locally crafted beer for everyone to enjoy.
In the summer of 2014, Mike and Melinda Coghill opened up Port Moody’s very first craft brewery to bring great beer and a family atmosphere to the craft beer world and our little part of Vancouver. Embraced by the community, Yellow Dog has grown into one of BC largest breweries.
Liam Murphy heads our brewing team and with a focus on high quality and innovative beers. The singular focus on the quality of beer has led to many awards and a strong following for our core offerings.
We are a functioning brewery with an on-site tasting room and patio. Come in and enjoy any one of our latest concoctions and have a peak into our attached brewery to see what is going on today. Our tasting room staff can answer any of your questions about our beer or beer in general.
We love our dogs, our community and of course, great beer.