Happy Monday, this phrase always catches people off guard especially if they have not been to the CIG before. Its almost like we are trained to hate Mondays. I greet all of my guest with this phrase, and u know what? it always puts a smile on their face, then usually it is followed with "Whats so Happy about it"? I really want to look at them at say DUH, you are above ground, you can see, you can walk, u even have a little extra money to buy lunch. I love Mondays.... I was GIDDY when my alarm went off at 2:00 am this morning, I had a purpose, no its not saving the world, or curing cancer, its about the Grill being opened and ready to say Happy Monday to everyone that the Lord brings through my door. A few mondays ago, I really needed a couple of hours to get my family ready for Christmas. I never leave the grill once the doors are open, but it was something I needed to do. When I arrived back after lunch rush I heard one of my kitchen crew saying..."We didnt hear any Happy Mondays today, Teresa was gone". I know that Im a walking Saturday Night Live skit and I would not change my goofyness for the world, its like seeing your surrounding's through kids eyes, how wonderful!!!! GEEZ lets not waller in the misery of Mondays, lets embrace it, it gets us closer to Fridays:) I hope that u all have a blessed Monday!!!!
I opened the Cast Iron Grill in October 2007. Lots of changes have happened in the last 5 1/2 years. The CIG started with 55 seats in an office building located at 18th and K. After five years, we were bursting at the seams with now 167 seats, and 24 wonderful co-workers working on top of eachother to make it happen. 2012 the Lord chose a different journey for the CIG. We relocated the CIG and opened our doors on January 2nd, 2013, just four blocks away from the old location! It has changed my world completely! All of these stories are the happenings of the people and the joy and celebration that make the CIG what it is.