Grinder’s is a Quad Cities Institution & An American Dream
In such a weird time in our history…I wanted to take this time go Behind the Business and highlight some of the great places around the Quad Cities.
Sort of a Behind the Music but for Grinders & Spaghetti House…which has such a great story. A true American dream!
I talked with Phillip Khairalla today. Grinder’s got started in 1986 in East Moline with Phil’s Dad & Uncle who are immigrants from a small Mediterranean town called Tyre in Lebanon. After working in factories in America, his Dad & Uncle along with some of his Aunt’s recipes and built one of the best restaurants in the Quad Cities.
If someone asks about must-eat restaurants in the Quad Cities…Grinder’s is on the list. That meatball sub is amazing. So is everything else…but that sub tho!
Phil’s aunt had a couple restaurants in the Illinois region and evolved recipes over time, some of which are still a huge part of Grinders. For instance, the bread is something they are known for and they make it from scratch each day.
Phil said his aunt taught him not to cut corners. Get the best product for the best price so people keep coming back….and you can keep putting smiles on peoples faces.
And don’t play any country music! Okay…so, that’s actually Phil’s rule.
So, if you’re looking for great food make it to one of Grinder’s 3 Quad Cities locations. Plus, their Bettendorf location has a drive through. Just call ahead & pick it up!
Monday though Saturday
Davenport: 11am - 8:30pm
Bettendorf: 11am – 9pm (Drive through is open)
Moline 11am - 8:30pm