This was not a good week for Buffalo Wild Wings. Ryan Baldera, age 32, died as a result of chemical exposure after two cleaners were mixed together in Burlington, Massachusetts. Another eight employees and two customers were treated at a local hospital. Earlier in the week at a location in Illinois, a large party was asked to move to another section of the restaurant because a “regular customer” came in that was racist and did not want to sit “next to black people.” All the employees involved in the incident have been let go and the customer has been banned for life from all Buffalo Wild Wings restaurants.
Popeye’s chicken sandwich is back! After a viral social media blitz made headlines nationwide in August, the Popeye’s sandwich disappeared after only two weeks on the market. More than two months later they believe their supply chain can handle the demand (which is probably no longer there, at least not the internet breaking level of demand experienced three months ago). My family finally got to give them a try on Sunday, a.k.a. National Sandwich Day. We deem the sandwich… acceptable. It was okay. I don’t care for the brioche bun nor sweet pickles, meant to set the sandwich apart from its Chick-fil-A rival. The sandwich was fine but the cashier took my order wrong, our dine-in order came in paper sacks and there was no ketchup anywhere expect behind the counter. Even if their sandwich was better, which is certainly a matter of opinion and you’re welcome to yours, Popeye’s is no Chick-fil-A.
That’s me in the bow tie. So I’m just scrolling along through my Facebook newsfeed one day and come upon this collage of pictures. The Christian Index, the Georgia Baptist newspaper, does a what’s happening feature from time to time and mention pastors retiring, service anniversaries, moves from one city to another, that type of thing. October 1st was our five year service anniversary at Unity Baptist. Since October is also Pastor Appreciation Month, our congregation appreciated us at Cracker Barrel. Here is a link to the Christian Index article; here we are at Cracker Barrel.
This week on The Master’s Table
Happy Monday delivered as always. Instead of one big Thanksgiving theme post expect one or two bits each week all month long.
Prayer Request for Churches in India is really about one man, Daniel Raj, and his family and ministry. Daniel sends his greetings and continues to ask that everyone pray for India. He recently sent this pic:
Holiday Shopping Season was written after a conversation with my daughter who noticed a whole department being devoted to Christmas having but only half of isle for Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving just doesn’t market as well as Christmas, and maybe that’s a good thing.
Looking forward it’s gonna get cold in the Deep South, relatively speaking anyway. They took snow out of our forecast but it’s going from 65 degrees on Monday to 23 on Tuesday. It won’t last long. LSU plays Alabama this afternoon at 3:30. Somebody is about to get their first loss this season. I can watch that game because the GA Bulldogs don’t play until 7:00. Get some rest, watch whatever sport you’re into, attend a place of worship this weekend. Monday is Veterans Day so no bank or post office but Van Til will be in to get you off on the good foot. Peace and God bless.