Good Morning!! A few weeks ago one of my friends on FB posted a story on the CIG wall. It was about a café that has "suspended" coffee and meals. The article talked of when customers would go in to purchase something they would also pay for another one and tell the cashier "they wanted a suspended one"..... the article goes on to explain that the suspended item is for someone in need. A stranger that is hungry or needs a warm up, these suspended items are paid for by these customers and given out by the café.......Happy Beautiful Thursday yall....when I read the article my heart was full that another cafe was doing this for those in need and I was so honored that my friend shared it with me. Ironically, since I read the article I have been called, messaged and approached at the grill about doing something like this here.... if yall have ever wondered if there is still good in the world you need to look no further than the amazing friends and guest of the CIG.....they are always looking for a way to help others in need & most of the "others" are strangers that they will never meet but wanting to help in some way.....This, my sweet friends, is allowing the Lord to use you to make a difference & this is what the grill is about....thank ya'll for inspiring me and stirring my heart to move forward and to figure out a way to make this happen. The CIG has fed the hungry, homeless and working poor for so long and it is an amazing blessing......allowing others to feel this blessing would be awesome.......M wheels are turning.....give me some time and we will start making a difference together!!
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.