Today, I chose a table at random. I saw a couple of older ladies having a long leisurely lunch. I chose them. Sandy and Diane were very happy to hear about our random acts. They said that their lunch was delicious, and the they love T-Bones. I have no doubt that they will pay it forward.
Today I had alady named Mary that found it in her heart to pay a tab for one of our guests that was dining alone. The lone diner was very appreciative and happy to have recevied this act of kindness. It was a no brainer for me today to pick Mary as my random act. I gave her a gift certificate for her next visit, and a RAK GC to pass along in the community. She was very impressed with the fact that we do random acts every week. i am sure that she willl pay it forward.
In Derry we have a son that brings his mom out to lunch 3 to 5 times per week. Eugene and Anne have been coming here for years. They are such nice people and I chose them as my RAK this week. They were so appreciative! I am sure that they will pass along the gift certificate to make someone else’s day. It is such a great promotion to let our guests know that we truly appreciate their business.
I have a small group of ladies that come to Derry every other week. This week, it was one of the ladies birthday. Ellen’s daughter called in the morning, and explained that she would like to buy her Mother’s dinner. I had not done my RAK for the week, and I thought that it was very thoughtful for Ellen’s daughter Christine to call and buy her mom lunch. I explained to Christine how nice I thought it was for her to hook Mom up, and decided to RAK the table. Needless to say, Ellen and the table were blown away, and Christine was as well.
Tonight in Derry, one of my servers Jamie let me know that she had a couple, dining with their son that were celebrating 56 years of marriage. Needless to say, that is pretty impressive. I took up their tab for them, and they were blown away. they could not thank us enough for the kindness shown.
I had an older gentleman and his daughter in for dinner tonight. He normally goes to T-Bones in Hudson, but was in the Derry area tonight, so decided to come to Derry. He engaged his server Trisha in conversation about his military service, and the fact that he was so proud to have served his country. We thought that he would be a great candidate to RAK. I took care of their meal, and explained the promotion. They were very happy to have been chosen. I also explained the Military discount on Tuesdays, and the promotion for tomorrow.
My RAK this week went to Amanda and Shelly. They are the owner, and one of the server/part-time managers at Maddie’s in Salem They are two of the kindest people I know. My father in law goes to Maddie’s almost every day, and they treat him like a king. I took up their tab today, and Shelly was very happy to get the Pay it Forward gift certificate. Come to find out, that about 4 months ago, some one gave her a Pay it Forward certificate, so she was very happy to get the chance to Pay it Forward.
I had a couple come in with their 3 kids. The newest member of the family was only 2 weeks old! Blaine and Todd were very nice, and could not believe the generosity of our company. I figured why not RAK a couple with a new baby, as they could use the break, after all, diapers are expensive these days! Perhaps in about 16 to 18 years, we will have new regulars. 🙂
I forgot to post my story from last week. I will first thank Christie and Angela for suggesting the perfect guest to RAK. I wound up giving my RAK to Shirley. She is a regular guest at T-Bones in Derry, and has been for the past several years. She used to come in every week with her husband who was in a wheelchair. She had not been in for several weeks, and when she returned, she let Chrisite and Angela, who wait on her often know that her husband had passed away. I introduced myself, and let her know that she was my pick for the Random Act of Kindness for the week. She was very thrilled, and let me know that it was her first visit to T-BONES since her husband had passed away. It took her several weeks to build up the courage to come back in to a place that she loves, but is now dining alone. She will no doubt Pay it Forward, and will be back regularly, even though it hurts her heart.
Every Sunday morning, I can set my watch because I know at 11:26 Janet will be walking through the front door. She walks on in, and sits at table 31 without a menu. She is always the first guest on Sunday mornings. For years, she used to come in with her twin sister, but over the past year, she has been coming in by herself. Her sister is now in a nursing home. I chose her as my Random Act and she was thrilled! She told me how much she loved us here at T-BONES in Derry, and was excited to Pay it Forward.
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