The world was changed in 2020 and The Wurst has had some changes too.
Charles Bell opened The Wurst in 2011. Charles grew up in Detroit, MI and moved to San Francisco in 1981. His midwestern roots and world travels gave him a vision for The Wurst Sausage Grill, Burgers and Beer Garden. Fast forward to 2020 he decided to retire and sold The Wurst in September.
The best part of The Wurst story is that way back in 2011 he talked a young, talented chef in to working with him at the Wurst and luckily, Pancho Rodriguez said yes and started a nine year journey with Charles.
Pancho is the backbone of The Wurst. His food is made with pride and served with a friendly “Hi, how are you?” to all who enter.
Now Pancho, Melissa, (the new owner) and The Wurst staff, will continue to make The Wurst a Healdsburg town favorite.
Melissa and Kevin McDowell and their partners Wally and Jenny Boehringer are the new owners of The Wurst. You’ll see Melissa working alongside the friendly staff of cashiers and cooks. With a background in hospitality, the McDowell’s will strive to keep the atmosphere warm and inviting for old and young alike and with Pancho’s expertise will maintain the high quality food and extensive beer selection.
Say “Hi” when you come by.
By the way…the soft serve machine will return for summer!