I don't normally take time away from work for personal blogging, but I'm a little overwhelmed right now.
Scratch that - I am totally overwhelmed right now.
If you read my original post about our On the Border experience last week (When a Treat Becomes Tragic), you'll find a posting in the comments from the manager of the restaurant.
I was floored, to say the least, at his response. And pleased. Very very pleased.
This situation wasn't about getting money back, or throwing a fit when something goes wrong. It's about receiving good customer service. I'm willing to be patient when things are busy, happy to wait for an incorrect order to be corrected. I don't even mind waiting in line! But what I can't stand is poor customer service.
Good service is acknowledging a mix-up and apologizing. It goes a long way.
However, today I have moved from pleased to overwhelmed. A little while ago, I received a visit from Sally French, the catering director of the Plano On the Border.
Talk about a major wow. Sally was as nice as could be. I'm already mentally planning how I can use her team to cater a party. (I don't really need an excuse to throw a party - I just need a day and time!) And my office is full of happy staff munching on sugared treats and fresh fruit, just when they needed an afternoon pick-up.
The mix-up and bad follow-through that I complained about was answered with incredible customer service and personal attention - more than I expected, needed or wanted, but appreciated all the same. I have no hesitation in suggesting that you stop in for a meal (dine in or to-go) at the Plano On the Border (located at 15th and Central Expressway) if you're in the area and want some great Tex-Mex.
Unfortunately, due primarily to my schedule not meshing with his, I haven't been able to connect with general manager, Kevin Moore. You can bet I'm going to, though!