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C.P.’s Family Restaurant in Hagaman honored by Montgomery County

C.P.'s Family Restaurant in Hagaman recently was selected as the Montgomery County Small Business of the Month for the month of January. (Photo submitted)

FONDA — C.P.’s Family Restaurant has been a staple of the Hagaman community for the past 38 years, as it occupies one of the village’s oldest buildings. The restaurant, which specializes in homemade family style cooking, has made a number of adjustments throughout the pandemic in order to continue serving their valued patrons. They are now being recognized by Montgomery County Executive Matthew L. Ossenfort and the Montgomery County Business Development Center as the January Small Business of the Month. 

“This past year has really highlighted the resiliency of our community and small business owners throughout Montgomery County. Although restaurants have been heavily impacted by this pandemic, many have shifted their approach to continue serving valued customers while our community has stepped up to the plate by offering their ongoing support to ensure they stay open,” Ossenfort said in a news release.

“Chuck and Carol have been serving our community for nearly four decades. The uniqueness of their restaurant, along with great food, attracts people from all over the area. I’m proud to recognize a long-standing establishment like C.P.’s as the January Small Business of the Month,” said Ossenfort in the release.

C.P.’s is a family-run establishment, owned by Chuck and Carol Phillips and their daughter Shannon.

Nearly the entire staff is made up of family members and significant others.

The restaurant supports a transportation memorabilia theme and is covered from wall to rafter with displays of model cars and trucks, gas station advertising signs, license plates from all 50 states, Canada and the Caribbean Islands, and miniature trains — two of which are operational on ceiling height tracks.

Chuck and Carol have collected the memorabilia throughout the years and have been gifted many items by customers.

“This recognition is really a testament to my family, staff and customers,” said Chuck Phillips in the release. “We have made a number of adjustments to stay operational throughout this pandemic, but it really has been the continued support of our community that has allowed us to stay open during this challenging time. Our customers are the lifeblood of our business and without them we would have not been able to survive through this pandemic. We cannot thank them enough for their support.”

“At a time when many restaurants have been struggling, C.P.’s has exemplified what it means to adapt and persist. They have done a tremendous job making sure that they were able to continue to operate, pay employees and serve their patrons. They have been a fabric of our community for years and it is great to see people come together and support our local small businesses. This is a well-deserved recognition,” said Montgomery County Business Development Center CEO Ken Rose in the release.

Located at 10 Main St. in Hagaman, C.P.’s Family Restaurant is open Tuesday-Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday’s from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Those wishing to nominate a small business for recognition next month should contact the Montgomery County Business Development Center at 518-853-8334 or email with two to three paragraphs about the business and how it’s making an impact on the county’s communities.

Nominations can also be submitted by sharing a post and tagging the business on the Business Development Center’s Facebook and Instagram accounts. 

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