LEWISTOWN - For seven years, Justin Wortman has been in the family business of running restaurants. Now with the help of his grandparents, he is running Singers restaurant one block away from Monument Square in downtown Lewistown.
Wortman said his grandparents Ed and Norella Singer purchased what used to be called Zimmie's restaurant at the same location, they changed a few things but kept the most important thing - a devotion to homemade food.
Wortman said his grandparents have been in the restaurant business since 1961.
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Justin Wortman and Mike Stein with their new jukebox at Singers restaurant
"Just like the sign says, 99 percent of our customers say we have the best burgers in town ... they are a handmade," Wortman said of one of the more popular items on the menu.
"These are handcrafted burgers, you can put anything you want on them," Ed Singer added.
"Pretty much everything we have is homemade," Wortman said. "Grandma makes all our pies."
In addition to the extensive lunch and dinner menus, Wortman said they decided to continue serving breakfast all day.
"It's a big seller," he said.
"We also have all you can eat specials Monday through Thursday plus a popular Friday boiled fish special," Wortman said.
Something new at the restaurant is the extensive ice cream selection from Meyer Dairy in State College.
Wortman said he has a good working relationship with the popular ice cream maker in Centre County and was pleased to have the opportunity to offer it to his customers.
"We also do catering and we will pretty much travel anywhere for that," Wortman said.
"We will also do deliveries for businesses and assisted living places in Mifflin County within a 5-mile radius of the restaurant," he added.