Local restaurant celebrates 50 years

HOUGHTON — A downtown Houghton restaurant is celebrating 50 years in the same location and owned by the same family.

The Ambassador became a restaurant when the Rossi family took over in 1965.

State Representative Scott Dianda presented a tribute marking the milestone, which was also signed by Governor Rick Snyder and State Senator Tom Casperson.

The restaurant was passed down to the sons of the original owners and employs many members of the family. With so many changes in the restaurant industry, staying the same has been the secret to their success.

Ambassador Restaurant Co–Owner Joe Rossi said, “The atmosphere that’s in here is one thing. And then the food that we’ve been selling, we’ve pretty much kept it the same for 50 years, we’ve haven’t changed a thing. So, a very consistent restaurant, food and service–wise.”

Known for its pizza and other great menu items for a half century, there are no plans to change anything any time soon at the Ambassador