Rainbow Grill first opened in 1946 under the vision of Earl Zuidema. When first opened, the restaurant consisted of many multi-colored glass tiles in its entryway, hence the name Rainbow Grill. In 1954, Ted and Helen Zondervan purchased Rainbow Grill.
It has been in the Zondervan family ever since and is now on its third generation, with Doug and Bev Zondervan (Ted and Helen's son) and John and Heidi Zondervan (Ted and Helen's grandson, Doug and Bev's son) carrying out the Rainbow Grill vision.
Rainbow Grill has gone through many expansions and changes over the years. From starting with one table and seven barstools to becoming a popular carhop, to what it is today, a full-service casual family restaurant.
The largest expansion project took place under the direction of owners Doug and Bev Zondervan when in 2005 ground was broken for a second location in Hudsonville. Today, Rainbow Grill consists of the two locations, Grandville since 1946, and Hudsonville since 2006.
What makes Rainbow Grill successful and able to sustain itself for over 70 years?
We have always put the guest first. We work alongside a staff that loves people. It is our aspiration to not only meet but to exceed guest expectations.
We strive to make sure every guest is happier when they leave than they were when they arrived. Simply put, we work hard to make everyone's day better. From greeting you with a smile to offering you friendly and efficient service to preparing and presenting delicious hot food, and thanking you for the opportunity to serve you.
We aim to do all this while providing the cleanest and safest environment for you. We are truly grateful to be a part of the West Michigan Community.
We hope and trust that you will enjoy your experience. Thank you for choosing to dine with us! Thank you for giving us the opportunity to serve you and make your day better! THANKS!
John and Heidi Zondervan
Owners of RBG Grille