Click Good Morning!! Words are powerful sometimes mightier than any weapon......... Yesterday my heart was broken as one of my friend's (regular) proclaimed loudly, not once but 4 times, that one of the items s*cked.......many of my guest were looking at him & then me. I was completely humiliated and embarrassed. I went to the kitchen with tears streaming down my face.....I was shocked that he thought is was ok to talk that way, not shocked that he did not like one of my food items. As much as I would like to, I know I will never please all the people all the time. I made my rounds during lunch scared to ask how everything was and plates were licked clean of this particular item and the words.. " absolutely delicious" were used when asked..... Happy Beautiful Thursday ya'll .....Yesterday afternoon I had a food vendor meeting set-up.....these guys bring different items in, we cook them, taste test them and then we have another meeting so they can find out what we thought. I was not wanting to meet with anyone....I was blah.....they arrived promptly on time & they sat in the faith room with great anticipation written across their faces....."surely I liked their product, because they believed in it"........ I was dreading the meeting, these guys are great guys & I have an amazing relationship with them but I did not enjoy their food items they brought me.....with the events from lunch still swirling in my head I sat down in the meeting.......and by the grace of God my words came out kind and apologetic that their items just were not for me......and it hit me......lesson learned on words to others...they are so powerful & I do not want to make anyone feel the way my guest made me feel. When I went to the kitchen with tears streaming down my face Shelby left the fryers to see what was wrong......I describe the events and told him who...."I thought we were friends.....and his words hurt" Shelby then reminds me its business &. Gosh he is right....but I want to be kind in business also and I am not always. I was interviewed a couple of days ago and one of the questions asked to me was .."What is the toughest challenge you face everyday?" & ironically my answer was" to be kind and nice in everything on a daily basis." I love our guest's every hug, every giggle, every moment shared and I also love the truth about their experience at the grill because I take everything to heart to make things better.... I want people to like us and I have learned there is a fine line between the honest truth and being rude.......WOW I love what I learned yesterday.......Gods grace and life's lessons........through a broken heart and tears shed I have learned how I want to talk to others.......put the broken heart aside ya'll and learn the lesson God is giving you!!! to edit.
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.