George Webb Restaurant opens in Sherman Park neighborhood

Located near businesses that were damaged during August unrest

Last updated on May 15th, 2019 at 05:00 pm

George Webb Restaurants, an iconic Milwaukee restaurant chain known for its hamburgers, and its 24 hour-a-day breakfast service, today announced the opening of its newest location, in the city’s Sherman Park neighborhood.

The George Webb Restaurant that has opened in Milwaukee’s Sherman Park neighborhood.

The restaurant occupies a space at 3528 W. Fond du Lac Ave., near several businesses that were damaged in August by fires set during violence that erupted following an officer-involved shooting that left a 23-year-old man dead.

The George Webb Restaurant in Sherman Park occupies a space was previously occupied by Woody’s Restaurant.

The franchisee and owner of the Sherman Park George Webb is Joey Gudgeon, a former resident of the neighborhood. Gudgeon says he hopes to staff the restaurant with local community members. The restaurant could have as many as 15 employees.

Gudgeon currently owns three other George Webb restaurants with locations in Waukesha, Sussex and Milwaukee.

“George Webb Restaurants gave me a fresh start years ago, when I first was hired as a dishwasher. I worked my way up through the restaurant chain and have come full circle,” Gudgeon said. “My goal in opening this restaurant is to try and pay that forward. I hope that with this new location George Webb can help make a difference and create change for others in Sherman Park.”

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Andrew is the editor of BizTimes Milwaukee. He joined BizTimes in 2003, serving as managing editor and real estate reporter for 11 years. A University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate, he is a lifelong resident of the state. He lives in Muskego with his wife, Seng, their son, Zach, and their dog, Hokey. He is an avid sports fan and is a member of the Muskego Athletic Association board of directors.

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