Retha Moore has been the Executive Assistant to Huey’s CEO, Lauren Robinson, for 10 years now. She is a irreplaceable piece of the corporate office, and we’re thrilled to introduce you to her, all while saying “thank you” for her wonderful work at Huey’s!
What has been your favorite part about working at Huey’s?
I actually worked for Thomas Boggs first, for about two and a half years. Then I tried a few other career paths. One day, years later, Lauren called and asked me if I would fill in for her assistant, who was leaving. Fast forward ten years, and I’m still here. All that to say, time just flies. She’s so easy to work for.
I think the ease of it is the best. It just feels right. Coming in every day is low stress. Of course, there are times you’re really super busy, but it’s not really a stressful job. I think that’s wonderful.
Also, they have created a fun and relaxing environment. It’s very open door, family and community oriented. It’s just the whole package, like you want it to be.
Also, the security of it all is wonderful. You have security in knowing that everybody’s there for you, and they work so hard to take care of people, just like they have throughout COVID-19, supplementing income. It’s pretty amazing.
What’s the best part of working in the restaurant industry?
The community is so wonderful. Particularly during COVID, the community has been really good to us. That’s been amazing to see that they’ve been behind us the whole time. It really touches your heart, the people, the big orders, the large orders of gift cards. I was amazed.
What’s your best memory from your time at Huey’s?
Thomas Boggs (*Huey’s late owner) was always funny. You never knew what kind of mood he’d be in. He had a great laugh. He was fun. I went to the Blues Ball with him, and just to be in a social setting with him was amazing. He was the life of the party. He was laughing, and everybody knew him. The funny thing was, I never knew who he was until 2003, but all of Memphis knew him. He was really fun in the office, but in a social setting, even more so. He was a cutup. His job was fun to him. He wasn’t serious. He could be, but it was just all fun. He wanted it to be fun.