Food Favs & Friends

One particular research group did a survey on ‘Top Quick Service Food Spots.’ The food_7179cnp.jpgresults were announced this week. Now, being that I have multiple connections to food institutions, I thought I would weigh in a bit. I recommend places to eat all the time at the hotel. I am starting a second job at a food institution Monday.  I was accused by a friend (I will not mention Jan G’s name – oops) that I used to post Facebook posts about eating establishments a lot (so, I cut that out). And mostly, my connection is that I eat out a lot.

So, the winners are …
– In-N-Out for burgers. (personally, Calvin & I are Kincaid’s fan)
– Chipotle for Mexican. It is making a comeback.
– Wawa for sandwiches. It is spreading out people. Might stop on the way to work tonight.
– Pizza Ranch for pizza. Only 200 restaurants in 13 states. Kansas is a bit far to test this place, so I will take their word for it. Interestingly, their website says world’s best chicken. I would say you need to read the next line below.
– And the runaway top spot for chicken is Chick-fil-A. (Is it me, or do others really crave this on Sunday the most?)
See the article here.

One of the surprising results was that larger burger chains did not do so well. Some ended on the very bottom of the list. This goes to show that bigger does not always mean better. And that principle can be seen in a lot of areas.

In my major world of influence, the church, I find this sometimes true. The best institutions are those that focus on relationships. One principle I believe about churches (and any business) is that the larger it gets, the smaller it needs to gets. Small groups, Bible fellowships, cell groups, or whatever you call them, it is those smaller and personal groups where relationships are built. I love large and energetic worship venues – the synergy, the music, the emotional impact can be dynamic – but it is in the smaller, intimate settings where I believe transformation is nurtured.

This is also true at the hotel where I work. The strength of my employer is not the name on the building, or the perks for staying with them (though both are admirable), the true strength is the people that work there – how they work together, how they care for the guests, and how they go out of there way to meet needs. It is exciting to see this take place. I hope I add to that dynamic at the hotel.

And though I enjoy the workplace, it is in the church that I really desire to make a difference. And I hope you have found a church to call home as well. And after church, grab some of those friends and grab a bite. Only remember – Chick-fil-A is closed on Sundays.

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