Published January 13, 2009
On a recent trip to the Scenic Highway Chick-Fil-A, I heard “Teenage Employee 1” say something to “Teenage Employee 2” that I’m sure is a rare thing to hear at any fast food franchise: “I’m a perfectionist.” I almost spit waffle fry crumbs!
Then later, as a customer came forward to the trash can with her tray, Employee 2 said, “I’ll take care of that for you.” The customer said the customary thank you, then Employee 2 said, “It’s my pleasure.” (instead of a mumbled “uh huh” or “no problem”) Not only that, it sounded 100% sincere.
These are examples of why Chick-Fil-A will continue to do well, no matter what happens to the economy. They pay decent wages so they get good employees. Yes, it may cost a bit more than the other fast food places, but it’s worth it. The food was great and the restaurant was spotless. There’s a nice play area so your children can play.
Published December 29, 2008
The Chick-fil-A Chicken Biscuit giveaway will be advertised during the Chick-fil-A Bowl broadcast, which airs nationally on ESPN at 7:30 p.m. (EST) on Dec. 31. A mass email campagin is also underway– got mine yesterday. The invitations will be distributed at participating Chick-fil-A restaurants beginning Jan. 1 (while supplies last), and can be redeemed through March 28, 2009.
Happy New Year!
Published November 14, 2008
Tags: Chick-fil-A, Starbucks
Today I worked all day on Photoshop stuff. It was a good day for that. It’s cold and was rainy outside, I wasn’t scheduled to work at Starbucks, and I don’t really feel well. So, it was the perfect day for sitting all curled up on the couch in a warm house and not have to go anywhere. :)
Something really nice happened this week. For about a year now I have not been able to upload changes to one of my websites from home. The site is hosted on cBeyond servers. I have other sites that are hosted on cBeyond servers, and I can upload changes to them from home, but for some reason this particular one I could not. I have other sits that are hosed by different companies and them also I can upload changes to from home. I’ve called cBeyond on several occasions over the past year to see if they could resolve the problem, but they have not been able to– said everything looked fine on their end. However, I knew just for the fact that I can upload other sites on their servers and others not on their servers from home that there was something different about this particular one and the server it was hosted on. It’s been a real pain because every time I need to make changes, which can be several times a week, I have to go somewhere else to do it. It doesn’t matter where — the school, Starbucks, my parent’s house, Chick-fil-a, a Chick-fil-a campout… I could upload from anywhere except home. Well, last week I wasn’t able to upload to this site from ANYWHERE! So, once again, I call cBeyond. Turns out they are doing some sever maintainece and moving the site to a different server. It took about a week but now the site is moved and GUESS WHAT!?! I can upload from home again! WHOO HOO!!! That makes life SO much easier. Praise the Lord! See, I told them it was a problem on their end and not on mine!
Next Monday night I have the oportunity to work at the Lovejoy Starbucks. I’m excited about that. That store is set up much like mine. I turned down the oportunity to work at Eagle’s Landing Starbucks tomorrow night. I hated to but I’m already scheduled to work 6 hours at my store tomorrow and then I open Saturday morning + I have a date tomorrow night :)
Published October 30, 2008
Tags: Chick-fil-A, Starbucks
So here we sit at the Chick-fil-A First 100 in Flowery Branch, Georgia. The music is LOUD, it’s karaoke time and karaoke can be like really, really good or it can be really, really bad, usually the latter but tonight there’s been some of both. My running partner is here and her CPA also. The CPA is going to sing shortly I believe.
We were interviewed by a reporter from the Gainsville Times this morning and the article and photo is already up on the Internet. Click Here.
We left the house early this a.m., like 3:30 a.m., and got here about 5:00. Usually they start signing people up about 6:00 but now they have a new rule since they’ve had so many First 100s where people have like shown up so early. I heard that in Athens there were like 300 people at 6:00 a.m. :-o So, the new rule: At 6:30 a.m. if there are more than 100 people they do a lottery– if your name is chosen to be one of the First 100, then you’re one of the First 100. If it’s not, I guess you’re not :-/ Fortunately, at 6:30 this morning there weren’t 100 people here. We ended up being numbers 25 & 26. I don’t think it filled to 100 until the early afternoon.
We about froze this morning. It’s been quite cold and windy! However, we have a propane heater. We used it this morning. In the afternoon it got better but still it was really windy. Right now there’s no wind, we have the heater going, the WIFI has been going all day and we have satellite TV as well. Life is good. Actually, life is REAL good! And it got REAL good when my cousin, Anna… my WONDERFUL cousin Anna brought me STARBUCKS! Thank you Anna!
I worked all day. Got A LOT done– a billboard, the State soccer program and a proof of the NewsBulletin. Very productive day!
BIGGER Tom is home with Sari Beri. Tomorrow I will take him to the dentist and we will go vote as well.
I LOVE these First 100s and this one has been exceptionally nice– even with the cold :-)