In 1974, a tiny little kitchen started selling omelettes to locals and tourists in historic downtown Truckee California. At just 10 feet, 3 inches wide, and with only 39 seats, guests would literally have to ‘squeeze in’ to enjoy their breakfast at the little restaurant. As the list of omelette options grew, so did the popularity of the restaurant, and by the mid 80s it was considered a true Truckee institution.
Gary and Misty Young, who lived in Reno, would often drive their daughters, Kay and Shila, to dine at the Squeeze In on special occasions. Through their childhood the girls would regularly hear their parents speak of their ultimate dream to one day own the Squeeze In.
Not some business, not a restaurant, THIS restaurant: the Squeeze In. Between the scrumptious food, the signatures on the wall, and the undeniable hippie vibe, they knew that it was one day their destiny.
In 2003 that dream became a reality when the Young family cashed in their retirements and savings, quit their careers, and moved to Truckee to become restaurant folk. Four years later, in 2008, they brought on Shila and her husband, Chad Morris, as partners to help grow the business into their hometown of Reno Nevada.