By: Value News | Category: Consumer News | Issue: October 2006
Longtime patron Ruth Hendrix enjoys lunch with current Pink House owner Juli McGoffin
The Pink House has been synonymous with wonderful food, a friendly atmosphere and has been a Claremore tradition for the past 24 years.
When Julie McGoffin bought The Pink House four years ago, she had a dream.
“I always wanted to run my own business. I wasn’t sure if I had what it took to be a successful business owner, but as it turns out, I can be very proud of my accomplishments,” McGoffin said.
Unfortunately, due to personal issues, Julie has to sell her dream.
“Whoever steps in will be so fortunate. They’re taking on a very successful business, with many regular customers, and the opportunity to increase the business substantially.”
Julie, with the help of her family and current staff, plan to keep the restaurant thriving until a new owner takes over.
The restaurant has successfully grown during the past four years, additionally, the catering business has exploded.
“It’s been great to be associated with such a success story,” says Julie McGoffin, owner of The Pink House.
“I can remember the special lunches at The Pink House when I was growing up. It was always a treat to eat in such a pretty place.”
Julie and her wonderful team of cooks, bakers and wait staff continue to keep the tradition alive. The Pink House will celebrate its 25th anniversary next year and Julie wants everyone to have a great memory of their dining experience.
“My staff and I are very proud to serve our customers, and we want them to keep coming back – and to have them bring their families and friends.”
Located just east of downtown Claremore, The Pink House has become a fixture in northeast Oklahoma. People from Tulsa and the surrounding area drive to Claremore just to have lunch at the restaurant and to shop at the nearby downtown antique shops.
“We are fortunate to have many regular catering clients, as well as wedding receptions, anniversaries and birthdays. We love to do a variety of catering – which is why we offer menu selections from our regular lunch menu, as well as more than a dozen other offerings – everything from hors d’oeuvres to pasta to filet mignon. And we can host your event, or bring the food to you,” Julie said.
The Pink House has avoided the stereotypical “tea room” image during the past four years.
“I think because our serving sizes are substantial, the food is good, and our service is some of the best you will find in town, we attract both men and women – and people of all ages,” Julie said.
Our catering business continues to grow – and we truly enjoy that part of the business. We get to work closely with so many wonderful people in our community, and we like to see the results of our work – which is a happy client.”
“I have always loved being in the restaurant and seeing so many loyal customers. But my true love was getting out in the community, or hosting groups at the restaurant, through our catering business. I am proud of how far we have come in that area.”
Julie is committed to keeping the restaurant open, and the catering business hopping, until a suitable owner is found.
“I plan to interview people – I don’t want just anyone buying the restaurant. I want the new owners to have as much passion as I do for keeping The Pink House traditions alive.”
Interested buyers may contact Julie through The Pink House website, www.pinkhouseofclaremore.com
I want to pass the business on, so when I eat there, I can say “Oh, it’s even better than I remember.”