This is a post both for August 12, 2016 & August 14, 2016. On Friday I had a couple come in for dinner. It was their first night out since her husband came back from basic training. She has been home with their four year old daughter while he was gone for eleven weeks. When I went over and told them their entire dinner was on us, they both started to tear up. They were so appreciative and couldn’t wait to pay it forward. This evening Katie had a walk-in party of eight come in for dinner to celebrate their son’s return from Afghanistan. He has been gone for a year and this morning was his return. We bought his dinner as a welcome back but also as a thank you for his service. He was beyond happy!!!! 🙂
My RAK this evening went to a very deserving couple!!! They had planned a date night and it all went to ruin! First their babysitter bailed and then while on a motorcycle ride and it stormed so they were soaked when they finally arrived. When they stopped, the restaurant they went to was closing. They called and asked if we were still open, and were pleasantly surprised when we were. We brought them a couple blankets, and we bought their dinner and dessert! They were so very grateful!! To have a bummer night turn into a great one was just what they needed!! They raved about the food and service!! Tina made their night!! When I told them to pass it on they were so happy to oblige!! Today was their second time in and vow it won’t be the last!! It was so great to have made their night!!
Today’s RAK went to two couples who were here celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary. The couples met on their honeymoons 25 years ago, became friends and have been part of each other’s lives ever since! Their children became friends, they do frequent visits and continue to get together on their yearly anniversary, now that’s a true friendship!! I hope to see them again next year!
My RAK tonight went to Mrogan and Jen Cline! They celebrated the Ten year “Copper ” Anniversary with us tonight! They were so sweet!! When I brought over a GC and explained our mission and the intention of RAK, they were over come with emotion!! Morgan Huged me, and Jen got teary, and then I got teary!! They said it was the nicest thing anyone has every done for them! They continued to tell me that Copper Door is their favorite, and that they couldn’t have been happier with their experience here thus far!! They also could not believe that we wanted them to pass it on as well!! I feel so proud to be part of a company that gives back to the customers, and community the way GNHR does! Its a great feeling!!
I had a family come in for lunch with an adorable little boy who had just moved into town, so I kinda stole Missy’s idea (loved it Missy), and gave him five $10 GC’s for dessert to bring to kids in the neighborhood (one for him!) as a way of introducing himself and gave the parents the RAK GC to give to a neighbor-they were thrilled!
Every morning when we call the bank to give them our change order, Shirley answers in her happy, upbeat way and it’s a great way to start the day. Recently, she shared with me that she has cancer, but again she was positive and upbeat! Tuesday morning when she answered she was not herself, so I asked how she was doing. She had to move from her home this weekend and was just feeling down and tired and also sick too (I assume from treatments). I made a gift certificate and booked over to our local florist on my way to the bank, ordered a beautiful bouquet flowers to brighten up the dreary day. I wrote out and attached a nice note to the Gift Certificate/PIF GC to add to the arrangement-it was delivered a few hours later and it made her day. She even tucked a nice thank you note into our change bag this morning…
We had two ladies in Friday night, one had just lost her husband and the other had to put down her dog. It was an awful week for these friends. I gave them a generous gift certificate to come again. As they were telling me how much they love it here, we all got a little teary and they were floored with what we do for our guests.
Tonight I decided to give my RAK to a wonderful couple (David and Michelle) from London, England. They have been frequenting us often, and I wanted to drop by and let them know that we appreciate their patronage! They were floored when I gave them a GC to come have dinner on us next time! Michelle said, “this is Our Favorite Spot” in her awesome British accent! When I gave them a PIF GC, they were excited to tell me that they have English friends that they will give it to! They tell everyone about us, and have never had a bad experience here! It was so fun to meet some new regulars, and make their night!! Amanda Bisson Copper Door
Today my RAK went to a lady named Donna. Donna was eating lunch by herself and reading the newspaper so I thought I would make her day extra special by buying her entire lunch. She was so thrilled and told me she pays it forward all the time and couldn’t wait to give the GC to someone else. I’m happy I could make Donna’s Day!
Paul from JP Pest control was in for a regular check and he was the NICEST, most polite, happy vendor I’ve ever dealt with. We got to talking and he was telling me he and his wife have 3 kids and it keeps them jumping-they both work full time. He shared that he and his wife had a tiff that morning and I said, “well I have a great way for you to get into good graces again!”. I gave him a generous GC and told him to get a babysitter and enjoy a night out. He was tearing up he was so happy and he was psyched to PIF too!