During a busy push a young man sat up front waiting for his hopeful prom date to finish enjoying her meal with her mother. He patiently sat waiting with a rose and chocolate in hand. At the end of their meal he came over and handed her the offerings asking for her to accompany him to the prom this spring. It was incredibly sweet and proved chivalry still exists this generation of young men. She accepted and he and his mom joined the mother and daughter for dessert. Our entire staff was so moved I couldn’t resist the opportunity to continue good vibes by paying their dinner and providing a RAK of their choice to pay it forward.
Tonight a guest was out with his parents to celebrate his nomination as New Hampshire’s Teacher of the Year award. He is well deserving for his dedication and commitment to changing the lives of children. I was honored to share our program and to pay forward his kindness by buying their dinner. He looks forward to coming full circle to pay it forward himself with our $25 GC
Tonight Amber waited on a party that was visiting for the first time. They asked if we could do a Military Discount. While it was a Saturday night (We have military discounts on Tuesdays) I decided to show them our RAK program. They had a corporate appetizer coupon and ordered a Boneless Tender along with a Brownie Sundae to wrap up their dinner. I approached the table and let them know that although I couldn’t honor the Military Discount tonight I wanted them to learn about another program -our RAK. I bought their appetizer and brownie sundae and issued them a $25 Gift Certificate allowing them to hold onto their corporate appetizer so they could use it on future visits. I wished them well and told them I hoped they would visit us on any Tuesday with the gift certificate I gave them so they could take advantage of our Military Discount. It blew them away and they will certainly pay it forward and be returning as loyal guests
On Valentine’s Day I noticed a woman with her two little girls. She was joined by her date that carried two single roses he gave to each of the girls. They referred to him as “Mike” and I thought it so sweet to include the little ones. They dined in and although I didn’t get to them before they had paid their tab, I gave them a $50 GC to come back and passed along our $25 RAK to pay it forward to someone else. It was a wonderful way to end their night.
I saw a mother and her 13 year old son out together on a little dinner date and approached the table to tell them about our RAK program. The young boy, Evan, was so eager to pay it forward, he found an older gentleman in the restaurant with a veterans cap on and wanted to pass the good vibes right away 🙂
Today I approached an entirely random table. A kind elderly woman was in dining alone and I sat and spoke with her a few minutes letting her know about our program and how she can pay it forward. She told me she has been coming here for years because she and her family are seafood lovers and we have the freshest seafood of anywhere she’s ever been! A valued guest definitely appreciated and will continue to remain a loyal customer.
I noticed the owner of a gym in Hampstead in house tonight and know she has had a huge impact on several schools and Cheerleading teams. I wanted to recognize the effort she puts in and kindness she possesses with our Random Act of Kindness program. I thought it also would be nice for her to Pay It Forward to any one of her many gym members.
A dad came in with two of his kids after a very long day looking exhausted and at the end of his patience. It was his first time visiting one of our establishments and he was very impressed with one of our servers, Jenny. We told him about our Random Acts of Kindness program and selected him as that day’s recipient. I think we made a new lifelong guest!
Tonight a bar customer came in and ordered a French Onion Soup and a C.B.C. Upon cashing out, his card was declined and he was incredibly embarrassed. He let me know if he knew he would have never dined. His CC was pending a $50 payment he was going to dispute with his financial institution tomorrow. He offered to pay with a check but had no other form of payment. I told him about our Random Act of Kindness program and he was not only relieved but grateful. I said hey things happen and I’m glad iIcould surprise him with this program and let him pay forward our kindness with his RAK. His priceless expression and shock was worth it. I wished him a Merry Christmas and sent him on his way feeling humbled by our generosity.
The other day we had a guest come in with one arm in a sling. I noticed him and went over to chat as he is a frequent late night guest to our dining room. Turns out he had surgery to have a stent put into his heart earlier that day and after being released from the hospital he only wanted to eat at our very own Derry T-BONES! I told him I loved that he was here and wished him well on his journey to new health habits to avoid further surgeries and compilations. We honored his dedication to T-BONES by making him the daily RAK recipient. He was overwhelmed with gratitude and I look forward to hearing his RAK story as he pays his kindness forward.