Middendorf’s celebrates 88th anniversary with free fried catfish dinner for blood donors

Published 12:00 am Saturday, July 9, 2022

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MANCHAC-To mark Middendorf’s 88th anniversary this month, the seafood restaurant will host blood drives to help their communities in Tangipahoa and St. Tammany parishes. The blood drives are scheduled for Thursday, July 14, 2022 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Middendorf’s Manchac and Middendorf’s Slidell.

All donors will receive a FREE Thin Fried Catfish Dinner, a FREE pint of Blue Bell Ice Cream, a FREE Blood Center T-shirt and the BEST FEELING EVER for helping others.

“Every one of us has so much going on that it’s tough to add one more thing to the to-do list.  By hosting the blood drives at our locations in Manchac and Slidell, we hope to make it more convenient and timesaving for donors,” said Middendorf’s Owner Karen Pfeifer. “The Blood Center always does a great job of organizing everything, we just have to help get the word out, and get busy making a lot of Thin Fried Catfish for the generous, life-saving donors.  We are very thankful to all of them, and we are more than happy to do our part.”

Donors are encouraged to make an appointment.



The direct links to register can also be found on Middendorf’s website

(MiddendorfsRestaurant.com). For more information on donating blood, visit TheBloodCenter.org.


Middendorf’s Seafood Restaurant is known as the “Home of the World Famous Original Thin Fried Catfish®.”  Middendorf’s Manchac opened its doors on July 4, 1934. Eighty-five years later, Middendorf’s Slidell made its debut, officially opening on July 4, 2019.  Middendorf’s is locally owned and operated by Horst and Karen Pfeifer.