Good Morning!! The CIG has finally come out of the stone ages and gone to computers, a big source of issue's and problems. Shelby has been wanting them for a year now and I have fought him every step of the way. I knew the confusion and chaos they would bring and boy did they. Wednesday was full of major problems but even bigger blessings. We had a lot of work to do after we closed the doors Wednesday, we had to figure out some of our problems with our computer experts. Around 5:00 my front door became a revolving door, all of my precious friends and regulars that had put so much time into this place, started flowing in. Some of these guys did not even get to make it in on opeing day because of the line, but they sent me pictures on my phone of the cars and crowd out front....their hearts were full of the amazing blessing the Lord had given the CIG and all of their work was being appreciated. One of the guys walks in and says.. "Teresa, you need to take your flags down before it gets dark!" I look at him like he has ten heads and say.."I do not have any flags out there!!" the banter back and forth starts until I go look and OH mylanta I had 2 flags.... completely puzzled and now thinking back to the last few days..."Where did those come from... I did not purchase or hang any flags!" The mystery starts....we go out and take down the flags and as we are talking...I remember with a very foggy brain 2 of my regulars, brothers, came in during the craziness and tell me they purchased flags for out front, a gift for opening day! My heart sinks..."I did not even tell them thank you!! Happy Beauitful Monday!!! The Lord has surrounded me with amazing precious people that love the CIG and love the great staff the Lord has given me..... we are a work in progress, in every aspect of this great life..... the person now in charge of these beautiful flags, knows how to put them up right(no more upside down).... I have fielded so many complaints over the last few days cold food, bad service and my choice of decor and signs. I accept all of them and I will change the things I need to change. I am confident in what the CIG is and it is HIS grill. It is amazing.... I was wrong in being confident... "I have got this"... this grill is like all of our lives....we only have a handle on it because our heavenly father is in control, when we put our trust in ourselves that is when we fail. I will trust and obey for there is no other way...when you feel down and out remember these words from this old hymn. May your week be amazing and you feel the presence of our heavenly father in whatever you do!! The grill is open and full of FAITH HOPE & LOVE:) Woot woot ! — at Cast Iron Grill.
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.