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Labelle Management


1948 - Norman LaBelle opened the Pixie Restaurant. It's reasonably priced food and car-hop waitresses attracted many guests. The Pixie is still the cornerstone of our company 62 years later!

1972 - Sweet Onion Restaurant opened. The Sweet Onion had an original menu built on a limited selection of soups, sandwiches, and dinners.

1974 - Mt. Pleasant Big Boy opened. Shortly after it's opening, three additional Big Boy locations were established.

1979 - Ponderosa Steakhouse was opened in three different locations. There are eight Ponderosa Steakhouse locations open today.

1980 - Midland Sweet Onion location opened.  

1989 - Hotel Division began when the Comfort Inn opened in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. We now have six hotels in our portfolio including:

1995 - Italian Oven Restaurant established in Mt. Pleasant, MI.

1995 - Our restaurant division took a major growth spurt with the addition of Bennigan's Irish Pub.

2014 - Our Restaurant operations were sold to Inspired Concepts, a multi unit restaurant operator.


Today we operate 5 hotels & multiple real-estate ventures:









The Real Estate and Development Division in our company is equally as active as the Hospitality Division. We own several retail malls, apartments, and office complexes in mid-Michigan. Over the past few years this division has added tremendous diversity and stability to our already solid foundation, including two condominium projects in Traverse City, Michigan.

Today's company still revolves around the same core values that made us successful. Our over 200 employees still share the deep commitment to each community and truly live our mission statement "To Always Do the Right Thing".