This is my story. The idea came to me after several trips to Uncle Sam’s country. Gourmet and surprised by the variety of dishes offered for breakfast, my preference quickly fell on the famous “Pancake”. After trying in vain to reproduce them in my kitchen, I despaired! But by 2008, my mind was made up. I decided to open a pancake house where, like nowhere else, we could have realbreakfast. So I spent two months in San Diego, California. And I went back to school to perfect my English and visit a few restaurants, hoping they’d tell me their secrets. With the secret of the real pancake in my pocket, I returned home with my head full of images of my future establishment, which, as in the good old days, would be decked out in a fifties decor unseen anywhere else in French-speaking Switzerland, and would quite naturally be called ” Happy Days “.
The establishment, which opened in Versoix in 2009, quickly made a name for itself. The American community quickly moved in, and by popular demand, the map expanded. But Burgers soon became just as important. And it wasn’t long before Sunday became the busiest day of the year. Families with children enjoyed it and still do. Another major attraction is the decor and furnishings. Vinyl seats and black-and-white checkerboard tiles are reminiscent of a 50s diner. The walls are filled with images of fifties Hollywood actors and vintage plaques. As well as a bar lined with original license plates from various states. The venue is regularly chosen by music video producers and photographers. Alain Morisod came here to shoot a few sequences for his Coups de Cœurs.