As we begin to put 2022 in the rear-view mirror, I can’t help but think about tough it was! We started the year off with our dining room still closed from the effects of the pandemic, and we were immediately battling inflation and winter storms. When we finally opened the dining room at the end of February, we were so excited to move forward and get back to “normal”. We all know that normal has continued to look different, but we pushed hard to make sure that the new normal also meant higher food quality. You told us repeatedly, don’t jeopardize quality, so we kept our heads down and focused. We felt the positive momentum of the community entering the summer and couldn’t have been more excited! Our whole community was then rocked by the terrible event on July 4th, one that still sits with all of us. Summer was over as quickly as it started, and all Fall we have tried to get our emotions in check and bring comfort to our customers.
This Holiday season we are thankful. I know I can speak for a lot of people when I say that we are first and foremost thankful to be open and hustling, and thankful to get past 2022 for a new beginning with 2023. But first we have some quality time to spend with each other for the holidays. We hope that as you spend these holidays with your friends and family, you take a few moments to recognize that quality time. Let them know you’re thankful for them! Ask them how they are doing! Listen to their responses. Enjoy each other and be thankful for what we do have. We want to be there for you too. We hope you enjoy a meal in the dining room or on your table at home. We would love to cater your events as well, please contact us at your convenience.
Happy Holidays from Ryan Gamperl and your dedicated team at Michael’s Grill & Salad Bar