Herman Weber grew up on a farm south of Chelsea, Mich. He sold poultry and produce from his family’s farm to Metzger’s. In the early 1930s he was asked by Bill Metzger to come to work as a dishwasher. He enjoyed the restaurant business and obtained a lease for what would be his first restaurant, the High Speed Inn, a combination gas station and restaurant in 1937. While the restaurant was success, the gas station suffered and Weber ultimately lost the lease for the High Speed Inn.
Weber took over the lease for the Oak Grove Tavern on Jackson Road in Scio Township. Weber’s famous prime rib originated at the Oak Grove Tavern. Eventually Weber built his own restaurant called Weber’s Supper Club and motel Weber’s Holiday House. In 1961 the city of Ann Arbor allowed liquor sales by the glass and Weber moved his business to its current location at the I-94 entrance ramp in ann arbor. By 1970 Weber’s Inn hotel was created. The hotel has expanded four times over the years and grew to a 471-seat restaurant and lounge and 158-room hotel.