In 1991, Joanne and Ross Currie
purchased Splash Café in Pismo Beach
just before the annual Clam Festival in October. That incredibly busy beginning was just the start of a 20+ year journey
that has seen the Curries improve the clam chowder recipe that is now award-winning and world famous
, expand to a second location in San Luis Obispo, ship the chowder fresh frozen nationally, distribute in Costco stores and other restaurants and start a gourmet catering division. It’s Splash Café’s customer loyalty and their insistence on using the highest quality ingredients that has caused chowder sales to grow from 5000 gallons a year in 1991 to 30,000 gallons a year today
between the two restaurants.