Bensalem’s Rick Tyrrell is being honored as the Feasterville Business Association’s Person of the Year during its annual Frolic at the Philmont Country Club, 301 Tomlinson Road in Huntingdon Valley, on Friday, Oct. 14. Cocktails are at 6 p.m. followed by dinner and the awards ceremony at 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend.
Tyrrell has been a member of the FBA for the past 10 years and has served as the professional business association’s president, vice president and longtime member of its executive board. He is being singled out for his service to the FBA, as well as the community at large.
Tyrrell is the founder, owner and operator of Cheese Dawgs, 318 Bustleton Pike in Feasterville-Trevose, which he established a decade ago. The restaurant features Tyrrell’s unique combinations and has become a local favorite. It was named the most loved restaurant in Feasterville for 2022 on Yelp and Doordash. Travel + Leisure identified it as having the best hot dog in Pennsylvania in 2021. Tyrrell has been in the restaurant industry for 40 years.
Born in Abington, he lived in Trevose and attended Assumption BVM Church. He is an alumnus of Pleasant Valley High School and developed personal recipes through his experiences living in Texas, Florida and New York.
He has been an active member of the Holy Ghost Preparatory School Fathers Guild in Bensalem and served as a Little League baseball coach for the Bensalem Ramblers. He and his wife Mary have two adult boys, Rick, 24, and Jason, 22. He is also a member of the Lower Southampton Comprehensive Plan Committee, overseeing progress and structural development in the community.
Tickets for the Frolic are $75 per person. Cost includes a cocktail reception, dinner with wine, open bar all night, basket raffles and music and dancing to the Craig Satchell Experience. For more information and reservations, contact Jane Ward at 215-919-1495. Checks should be made payable to the Feasterville Business Association and mailed to Fran Mishinkash, 114 Pinewood Drive, Levittown, PA 19054.