My friend Suzanne and I had scheduled her birthday lunch. I told her she could go anywhere she wanted to go so she chose Chick-fil-A.
We usually go to fancier places for her birthday lunch so I wanted to make it extra special. I called one of the store managers for the Newport Beach location and he helped me make it a very special day. I brought china and glassware and table linens and flowers and in the food court in the mall, Chris arranged to have Olga, the floor manager, help me set that up and save the table.
When I brought my friend for lunch we stood in a very long line. Chris surreptitiously listened to our order and had our drinks on the table by the time I led my friend Suzanne over to show her my surprise for her. She was shocked to see a beautifully laid table just for her, and even more shocked that I would eat lunch with her at Chick-fil-A since I'm a vegan.
We had a delightful time with people coming by and wishing her happy birthday. We've eaten at so many places for birthday lunches but we will never forget this one. Chris especially made it wonderful, as he went out to a store and bought a card with a cow on the front of it and had his entire staff sign it. They also brought over a free dessert for us and bought our drinks.
I really loved all of the conversation that our experience started. We loved the food. What a fantastic experience.