Betty’s Announces Partnership
By Eugenia Moskowitz
Kevin Radday, owner of the famed restaurant Betty’s Country Kitchen in Washingtonville, has announced that his restaurant will soon expand its culinary services with a partner on board. “Frank Frasca will be joining me as a face you will see in the restaurant when you come in for all your favorite meals,” Radday said on Sept. 28 when he announced the partnership to the public. “Frank and his wife Eileen have been a big part of Betty’s for years,” he said. “Customers might remember him dressed as Barney Rubble to my Fred Flintstone at last year’s Witchingtonville.”
Radday was referring to the annual Halloween event Washingtonville became known for last year when people from all over Orange County and beyond came to the village for a day of fun and fright. The recent growth of Washingtonville community events is one of the main reasons Radday chose to take a partner. “Anyone who knows me knows I love Washingtonville and love being a part of these events,” he said. “Like the Color Run last weekend. Having a partner, someone who knows and is good at the business means I can step away from the kitchen and devote more time to doing the things I love for the people I love, knowing that the restaurant is in good hands.”
Frasca, a U.S. Navy veteran and resident of Washingtonville for 14 years, has been a constant presence at Betty’s since it opened. “I appreciate Kevin and his wife giving my family the opportunity to be a part of Betty’s and its growth. We look forward to making Betty’s even more special than it already is.” Frasca spent 25 years in the corporate world and is anticipating this new adventure. He and Eileen are the parents of three year old twins Jackson and Gianna.
“Frank is a perfect fit: hardworking, friendly, great with children, and he knows exactly what to do when I am, well…as my wife would say, a little disorganized,” Radday said with a chuckle. “This partnership will give me more time to spend with our family.”Radday and his wife Maureen have a large extended family. “I love family events and really look forward to having more time with my daughter Elizabeth while she’s still little, as well as my older daughters before they get married.”
“Family is important to both Kevin and I,” Frasca said, “and welcoming families for good food and enjoyment is what Betty’s will continue to be about.”
CAPTION: Frank and Eileen Frasca and Maureen and Kevin Radday announced their business partnership at Betty’s Country Kitchen last week. (Photo provided)