Wednesday, June 17, 2009
A Special GF Anniversary
This week marks the first anniversary of the Gluten-Free Bloomin' Onion (and other gluten-free delights) at the Outback on Crossville Road in Roswell, Georgia. Yes, I am their biggest fan. But Tom and Julie and the gang deserve appreciation and love and OUR BUSINESS for SO GETTING IT when it comes to gluten-free food.
Take tonight, for instance. I ate dinner at a lesser Outback and was handed a menu with items literally scratched out with ink. I didn't fret much, as both Randy and I were there for steak and a baked potato (with a gift card, to boot!)
But seriously, folks. Instead of ONE Outback that gets it and takes it seriously enough to draw customers from all over the United States (seriously...Julie told me she's had visitors from Maine come in for the GF Bloomin Onion), why not a short-term goal of oh, I don't know, 10 in big cities like Tampa (the mothership, for God's sake) and maybe a few others.
I know it costs money and takes training and time. And I once again send much love and kudos to Julie and Tom (and Victor, our waiter when I ordered this glorious onion a few weeks ago) AND all the great crew at Outback Roswell on Crossville Road.
Happy Anniversary to the Gluten-Free Bloomin' Onion. And here's to MANY more outlets like this! And Julie, you're a credit to the gluten-free food industry. I wish there was a special prize, because you deserve it for your service to the GF community.
If I haven't said it enough, THANK YOU.
Much love, and here's to the coconut shrimp, too~