After arriving at CFA corporate, we were escorted up to the 5th floor where we were asked to take a seat on the infamous blue couch (all operator candidates spend their fair share of time on this couch while waiting in between interviews). Throughout the day, Andrew and I met with two very important people in the HR department... the two who would decide our future.
After a good 5 hours, we were invited back in to a meeting room where John Adams and Andrew Cathy officially offered Andrew the store! (he accepted, of course).
So there you have it folks... Andrew is going to be CFA owner/operator of the Citadel Mall Unit in Colorado Springs, CO! Congrats, AJ. I'm so proud of you.
So what's next? Well, we're still leaving on a jet plane tomorrow that's headed for Phoenix. I'll get AJ settled in and come on home. Andrew will be in Phoenix for about 5 weeks, then he'll come back home for a 6 week class at CFA corporate - FRL - Fundamentals of Restaurant Leadership. After Andrew completes FRL on September 10 (and is officially an operator), Andrew, Lima Bean, and I will pack up ALL of our stuff and make the drive out to CO Springs. Let's just all pray that Lima doesn't decide to come early! Andrew's official first day as owner of the store will be Oct. 1.
|Our first family photo (notice the dogs inside) with the future CFA operator|
(Oh, and just in case you were wondering, we're excited).