After owning Schnitzel Fritz German Restaurant and Deli, 4037 Tutt Blvd., since 2009, Anke and Mitch Verburg planned to hand over the keys to Kata Fisher on Sunday.
"We are ready to retire and enjoy life," Anke said. "We are going to take time to travel and see family more often in Germany."
The Verburgs didn't sell to just anyone.
"Kata has more than 10 years experience working in German hotels," Anke said.
Fisher was born in Bosnia and moved to Germany as a teenager. She has worked at German hotels Goldener Schwan in Bad Windsheim and Gasthof Butz in Rothenburg obder Tauber.
"Kata is going to keep our recipes in place, and initially, there will be no changes on the menu," Anke said. "Our experienced and friendly staff is staying at Schnitzel Fritz, and I will stay until the end of the year to make sure there's a smooth transition."
A grand reopening will be at the end of the month. Details: 573-2000, schnitzelfritz.com.