Meet the Team

Roadie Spotlight

Meet the smiles that light up the Roadhouse!

Our Roadhouse crew is known for their above-and-beyond commitment to service. They’re so focused on making sure you have an excellent Zingerman’s experience that they’ve earned prestigious James Beard award nominations for Outstanding Hospitality two years in a row. If you’ve dined at the Roadhouse, you’ve met some of these sparkling folks. We’d like to give you the pleasure of getting to know the people that make our all-American spot so special.

Delbert Williams

What do you do at the Roadhouse?

I am the Roadhouse Steward. I do a little of everything, like put deliveries away, clean the restaurant, and keep things organized. I’ve been here for almost 17 years. I started about 4 months after the Roadhouse opened.

What is your favorite thing on the Roadhouse menu?

I love our Roadhouse mac and cheese!

What is your favorite Roadshow beverage?

Espresso, but I don’t really drink much coffee.

What is your favorite food from another Zingerman’s business?

I love the Bakehouse cakes. The coffee cakes are my favorite, any flavor.

If you had to choose, fried chicken or BBQ?

Fried chicken, I like our spicy batter.

Do you have any nicknames?

D. I told people to just start calling me that a long time ago.

Favorite music?

Gospel music, which I listen to early in the morning when I’m working, starting at 6am

Where did you grow up?

Right here in Ann Arbor. I went to Wines Elementary, Forsythe Middle School, and Pioneer High School.

What are some of your favorite things?

Fishing mostly. I like to fish the Huron, Ford lake, Milan, Monroe, and the River Raisin. I like to catch and release, and I will catch just about anything. I am a smallmouth bass master, though.

A Roadhouse employee, Delbert Williams, holding a large fish.

I also love traveling. My family has a resort in Orlando, 5 minutes away from Disney. I used to go to Disney all the time as a kid, not so much as an adult. I fish and party like a rock star while I’m down there! I go to the beach every day, especially for the 4th of July.

What do you like about working at the Roadhouse?

The people! 

Who are your dream dinner guests?

Jim Harbaugh. I am a huge Michigan Wolverine fan.