Owner Eric Granke's first job was working at the Bridgman Cafe as a dishwasher in December of 1992. A life long resident of Bridgman, the Cafe is the only job he's ever had. His employment allowed him to work while finishing school, creating a great bond with the customers and the community.

Upon graduating Bridgman High School in 1999, Eric became a full time employee and continued working hard to learn the business through experience. In January of 2003, he was approached with the unimaginable opportunity to take ownership. Eric's Bridgman Cafe officially opened on February 01, 2003.

Eric has always committed himself to working the long hours necessary to run a successful business in a small town. The Cafe employs a staff of employees that work together to provide a welcoming atmosphere for friends and families to dine at an affordable price.