We aren’t the hateful that many perceive us to be. Sadly, we are sometimes too cautious and overlook that which needs to be addressed. I’m glad that doesn’t always happen.
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – All restaurants have their regulars, but the Qdoba on Hurstbourne Parkway in Louisville seems to have more than its fair share, maybe because of the philosophy put into words by its general manager.
“It’s just not about making people’s food,” said Jim Schroeder. “It’s about what kind of positive impact can I have on somebody else’s day.”
Several weeks ago, a couple of regulars and an employee all crossed paths and maybe taught us all something about kindness.
“We helped her get in because she was out in the parking lot so we helped her get in,” said Dr. David Jones.
Dr. Jones shot the video but the story really belongs to Ridge Quarles and one of the customers he’d gotten to know over his five and a half years at the restaurant.
“She didn’t get to get out of her house very often, but whenever she did, she always told me, ‘Ridge, this is my most favorite place to eat,'” Quarles said.
We don’t know her name or her story. Ridge said he would see her from time to time when she was dropped off by a TARC bus that helps people with disabilities.
“Sadly enough she has to sit outside the restaurant until someone notices her or another customer that’s coming in has to let her into the building,” said Quarles. “By now, she’s actually been in so many times that we know what she likes to eat.”
That order: A taco salad with hot sauce and cheese for lunch, a burrito with hot sauce and cheese for dinner.