Good Morning!! As you all know Tuesday was the 5th year birthday of the CIG.....There is only one person, other than me, that has been on this journey every step of the way, Alysha. We were remembering all of the great times and heartache that we have shared....tears flowed as we laughed at each other and the people that have come into our life. I was saying..."Others just don't get it.. how much we love our amazing guest that walk in the door." Her next words said to me I will always remember, "Teresa, its like Thanksgiving is being celebrated everyday at the Cast Iron Grill, the kitchen is loud with amazing aromas filling the air. We are excited to see our guest that have become treasured friends and family walk in the door, there are stories shared(because everyone has a story) and plenty of hugs, and I am thankful!" Happy Beautiful Friday ya'll.... its amazing, that anyone would ever refer to work like Thanksgiving.... as Shelby and I were driving home that afternoon I told him of her words and I could not stop my tears from flowing..... To experience this feeling of Thanksgiving everyday is a gift from our heavenly Father. Is it always grand at the CIG ,NO!! because its real life and it is a restaurant that is really tough sometimes but I learned from Alysha's words that I want to have a heart of Thanksgiving in every way and everyday. Psalms 107:1 "Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;his love endures forever." This week when my alarm has gone off, my eyes pop open and the first words from my lips.... I love you Lord and thank you..... No matter what is going on today....financial issues, health issues, depression or people are just making you crazy, remember Alysha's words...everyday is like Thanksgiving...it will change your heart !! A minute, an hour, a day or a whole life of thankfulness.... gosh I love that:)
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.