Tonight we had a couple that had just gotten engaged today! They were so in love with each other they had to sit on the same side of the table! They were more than thrilled and beyond appreciative that we covered the bill for them and they were loving the “Pay it Forward” gift card. It was so awesome to make their special day even more special for them!
Had a woman and her nurse come in for lunch today with amazing news. They shared with their server, Zach, that they had just come from the hospital where she was told she had beaten both her lung cancer and brain tumors. They were celebrating with Cosmos and Martinis. I sat and talked with them for a little while and listened to her amazing triumph story. She explained that she stayed optimistic through the whole process which is why she believes she beat the cancers. She said her optimism and being positive is what kept her going and ultimately beat the cancer that was supposed to kill her. She had overcome stage four lung cancer. I bought their lunches and they were tickled that our company allows us to do things like this. They were very grateful. Gave them a Pay It Forward and a hug.
Had a table with two ladies at it tonight. Turned out to be a Grandmother and her Grand Daughter. Grandma is up visiting for the first time ever from Puerto Rico. The Grand Daughter decided to take her out to lunch and they picked T-Bones. It was the first visit for both of them. I was able to sit and visit for a little while and talk about life after the storm and how it’s going in terms of rebuilding. As the two of them started arguing about who was paying for lunch, I snuck in and told them we had already picked up the check. They were both very excited and very thankful. Gave them a Pay It Forward as well to give to someone else.
Tonight I happened to notice someone in the dining room who I hadn’t seen there before but who I have been getting to know . He is a Pastor at a church in Nashua. I know this man has helped me in my life and helped me stay on the right path. He has helped my sister find strength in herself when she felt she had none left. There sat a man who asks of nothing and gives all he has/can to help others. Well tonight I decided we could do a small favor for him. Their bill wasn’t large but their gratitude was. I told him. “I know how many people you help on a daily basis and I know you may have reservations on letting me, I would like to take care of your meal tonight. It would make my night to say thank you on behalf of all the good you do and people you help without even realizing it”.
~Thank you Pastor Paul~
Tonight my parents came in for dinner and while waiting for their table, found themselves chatting with a family that was visiting T-bones for the first time. My dad knew of our RAK program and suggested I check on them and see how they were enjoying their first time. By his description, I found the family and made a few “drive by” interactions and knew by chance they had a fantastic waitress that wow’d them.At one point I noticed the dad with the T-bones in hand, gnawing on the inside of the bone and was happy to see him enjoying his meal lol! I also noticed the couple interacting with their ten year old son and having great conversation which is always nice to see. No phones out at the table just great conversation. So Myranda and I approached the table at the end of their experience and shared a $50 GC for their next time in hopes of gaining a new fan of our great establishment. They were thrilled and asked me to tell my dad he enjoyed chatting with him while waiting for their table. They will be back and look forward to paying it forward
Jamie was serving two lovely ladies today. When they got to chatting they realized that Jamie was a classmate of her son who passed a few years ago. The anniversary of his death is approaching. Jamie asked to RAK them so we paid for the meal. They live on the seacoast and said they try to get over this way as much as possible to dine at T-bones. I also gave them a GC so now they have a reason to come see us again soon! They were floored that we did this and thrilled to Pay it forward! Tears in their eyes, they hugged both Jamie and myself.
Tonight two elderly woman were dining and neither were super happy about their meals but felt like its just not something to complain about. One sent back food because it was sooooo spicy but they said they enjoyed their meals as they were fine meals to begin with and couldn’t complain for something so insignificant. Good food is a treat and they enjoy our meals so much they couldn’t possibly find it in them to be unhappy and complain. I found out one of the woman was undergoing radical treatment for cancer and recently widowed and her genuine positivity was overwhelming. I couldn’t see them paying for their meals they didn’t “complain” about but weren’t super happy and wanted them to join us again and enjoy something more so I took care of their bill and gave them a GC to come out together soon to join us for dinner. I hope to see them back and wow them with something next time
Tonight we met a couple Kim and Keith. They came out to dinner to celebrate their 36 wedding anniversary. We took care of their tab, and wished them congratulations. They had nothing but great things to say about the food, and explained that the staff is the main reason they come to T-bones. I was wonderful to meet such a sweet couple. They were over joyed with the RAK and I’m sure they will pass it on.
Last week, Lisa had a mother and son arrive and realize she left her debit card at home. She promised she would call and pay for the food over the phone, but Lisa asked if we could present her with a RAK. I went over and told her that her tab was on the house. I explained to her about the $25 certificate to pay it forward. She started crying and told me that she had been having a really bad day and was so moved that we could do something like that for her!
We have this family that comes to Derry T-bones a few times a week. They have grown to become friends with our staff and they take care of us! A lot of us use him as our mechanic.. great work and a great price! Everyone is always happy to see them!
Tonight, one of our bartenders was here celebrating her daughters 14th birthday at the same time this family was dining. They approached me to pick up their tab. I was blown away at their kindness so in turn I picked up their tab and gave them the $25 certificate to pay it forward.
They were thrilled because they do random acts of kindness in their everyday lives and it has now came back to them.
Their sons came with us to sing happy birthday, and the kiddos even exchanged numbers. Young love starting at T-bones tonight 🙂