Geppetto’s Log - Stardate 103121.1
Tacos For All! - A Breakfast of Champions
Geppetto’s has been serving breakfast on Saturdays and Sundays for the last several months. For the next two weekends… we will not.
We are taking a breakfast sabbatical. This morning we learned an important lesson… again. If suddenly your head breakfast chef can’t make it to work... there has to be a solid backup plan in place. A backup plan which is consistent with what customers have come to expect.
Right out of the gate… a twelve top, an eight top and several twozies and threezies. Thanks be to God… the right people came. Folks were patient, kind and understood the difficulty we were facing. We lost half a dozen tables or so when we simply started running out of breakfast food items at around 11:00. The only thing worse then that sinking feeling… is that sinking feeling which hits over and over again… like the waves of the ocean. There was nothing we could do except to offer our most sincere apologies.
So… for the next two weeks our job will be to compile processes and procedures for the breakfast menu. After that time… we will assess preparedness and determine whether or not breakfast at Geppetto’s will continue.
Meanwhile… I cannot say enough good things about the crew that swooped in this morning and saved the day. We all dug deep. Two of our team came in on their only day off. We did what we had to do and got the job done. While ticket times were slow... and some items may have appeared a little different than usual… folks were fed well. We served what we could until what was prepped was gone.
Our survival party kicked off with a thirty taco platter, guacamole and chips from Azuls Taco House downtown Salem. We celebrated our Breakfast of Champions and it was delicious!
Sneaking in a hug and a selfie with Tino, Azul’s owner, was a gift to my heart. Bless you, Sir, your business and your family.
Happy Halloween! Be safe out there.
PS… At this point… I can’t wait for the Spirit Halloween Store to close. For about a month… this parking lot has been a nightmare!
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