Ron’s Cozy Corner at
W359-N5920 Brown St. in the Town of Oconomowoc.
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OCONOMOWOC — Ron’s Cozy Corner held its grand reopening
on Sunday to thank everyone who helped new owner Rachel
Ouellette get to where she is today.
“It was a great turnout on Sunday for the grand
reopening. It was a lot of fun, we had a band, drink
specials, my staff was all here, we had a really good
time,” Ouellette said. “It was a nice culmination of all
the work I put in so far, just to see how pleased
everyone has been and how they like what I’m doing
around here and how supportive they are of my business.”
Ouellette bought Ron’s Cozy Corner, W359-N5920 Brown
St., back in July 2018 after working there for over 10
“I just graduated from law school and was studying to
take my bar exam here. I started waitressing and
bartending here and quickly became a manager,” she said.
Ouellette appreciated her job at Ron’s because it
allowed her to practice law and still earn an income and
allowed her to smoothly transition into adult life.
“Everyone’s sort of grown up here with me. I’ve
graduated from law school, I got married, I had two
children, it allowed me to stay at home with my kids,”
she said. “It’s been an easy transition into me having a
Rachael Ouellette stands in front of a sign a friend
made for her dubbing the restaurant as “Rachael’s Cozy
Corner”; however the restaurant’s name will remain the
Alex Nemec/Enterprise Staff
Ouellette said over the years of her working there,
former owner Ron Eder gave her more and more
responsibility and taught her how to run the business.
“He taught me when to order business wise,” Ouellette
said. “He did a lot of the leg work to make this a
successful business so that I can reap the benefits of
Ouellette said she recognizes what made Ron’s an
Oconomowoc staple and isn’t looking to change any that,
but rather put her own spin on the restaurant.
“We took out the carpeting and put in the wood flooring
and painted the walls a gray instead of the old maroon,”
she said. “I also updated some of the decor.”
Ouellette said she loves that the restaurant is so busy
on Fridays due to the popular fish fry, but hopes the
restaurant can be full other nights of the week to see
what else she has to offer.
“I want to be known for all the others things we have to
offer,” she said. “I want people to start coming in on
Tuesdays for wings or Wednesday night for broasted
chicken, and see all the other stuff we have to offer.”
Ron’s Cozy Corner now has a Tuesday night wing night and
pizza and Ouellette implemented a speciality pizza of
“My take on things is I don’t want to take away from
what made this a good business,” she said. “I’m not
trying to take away anything, I’m adding things I like.”
She added, “Everything I do is to add things I like to
give it my spin, but not take away from the bread and
butter of what made Ron’s, Ron’s.”