There aren’t many people who can boast that they have only worked for one company throughout their life, but Nikki Abraham is one of the proud few. She started working for Huey’s when she was just 18 years old and 25 years later, she remains one of the company’s best and brightest.
Nikki’s Huey’s tenure began working at the original location in Midtown before transitioning to Huey’s East and later the Downtown location. However, her relationship with the restaurant began even earlier when she met the Boggs family at age 12 through her cousin who was an employee. As someone who has always been a social butterfly, Nikki was drawn toward the restaurant’s family atmosphere and charismatic owners.
Huey’s has seen Nikki through many key stages of her life – from working and paying for her education, to meeting her husband, to having two wonderful children, and so much more.
“Huey’s flexibility is a huge part of what has kept me here all these years,” she noted. “Working here gives you the opportunity to be the kind of parent you want to be for your children, and that means the world to me.”
Today, Huey’s Downtown is Nikki’s second home. She jokes that the Downtown crew is her second family, and she’s the auntie of that family. People always know they can lean on Nikki for support in times of need and that she’ll always be there for them with encouraging words and her quintessential smile.
When she’s not at work, Nikki loves spending time with her kids Judah and Layla, traveling with her family (especially to Ohio to catch a Buckeyes game) and throwing gatherings at her house, which has become an unofficial “Huey’s house” for all of her friends and coworkers to hang out.
Nikki has many fond memories of longtime Huey’s owner Thomas Boggs. She recalls times when the store would get slammed with customers and watching Thomas quickly put on an apron and get busy to make sure the staff were supported.
“He always gave you a sense that we were all in this together and that he didn’t consider himself above any of us, even though he was the owner.”
Nikki also remembered that even when you had to visit the corporate office to meet with Thomas for a ‘stern talking to,’ you’d still come out at the end of it smiling. Today, she remains grateful to Thomas for instilling his values in his daughters, who lead the company in his footsteps today.
“I’m so proud of the Boggs family,” she said. “It’s truly amazing to see all the things they’ve accomplished since I first met them all those years ago.”
Congratulations on 25 outstanding years, Nikki!