My RAK went to ..wait for it .. Steve Rodgers! (Captain America ) how could I not by him dinner?
My first RAK in Salem went to 2 ladies, Dianne and Nancy, who came in for lunch. Nancy has been in and out of the hospital for the past couple of months, and unable to come visit us. She’s better now, and when Dianne asked her where she would like to go for lunch to celebrate, her answer was T-BONES. So I hooked them up by picking up the tab and gave them a gift certificate for their next trip up. When I gave them the Pay It Forward certificate, it was so funny to listen to as Nancy went over about a hundred scenarios on whom to give it to.
This afternoon at CJ’s I was able to RAK some first time guests that were raving about how delicious EVERYTHING was and how they loved it here already. Low and behold, when I went over to the table, the woman was one of my mother’s good friends from when I was a little kid. We chatted for awhile and they were blown away that I gave them a GC to come back. I think they might turn into regulars real quick.
The other day I did a RAK, for a family who had just come in for lunch after attending a second funeral that week. All I did was pay for their lunch and encourage them all to indulge in some dessert. This just shows how much of an impact that small token can be. Gin came in with a thank you card yesterday for me, and I think it sums up just why we’re doing this whole thing. (I have to be honest, there were some slight water works lol)
I did my RAK yesterday to an older couple who were sitting in our Louisiana room. There was a party of 10 right next to them, having a great Saturday night, but the couple was never phased. The server told me even though it was so loud in that corner the couple was still super sweet. I bought their dinners and they were so happy and just said it’s Saturday night, we were young too.
Tonight I took care of Sandy who is one of our regular guests who usually comes in with her husband and her dog (service dog). Unfortunately her dog passed away just a couple of days ago and her husband is away with family in S.C. We took care of her meal and she was brought to tears. She (her dog) was her best friend for the last 10 years.
Here at Hudson T-bones like us all we have our regular’s. Today I had Mike who comes in around 5 times a week. He wasn’t feeling well but felt like he should eat. On Sundays we run ham dinner and along with everyone else in the world Mike loves ham. I packed him a ham dinner to go with some chicken noodle soup with hopes that with rest, chicken soup and the love from a ham dinner he would begin to feel better. He was very appreciated and can’t wait to pay it forward…
My RAK today consisted of a very busy husband and wife who finally got to spend some alone time together away from the kids. They decided to come here for lunch. I took care of their tab and they were thrilled and happy to PIF (Pay It Forward).