Sunday, June 21, 2015
Getting by with a little help from our friends
Elizabeth Nelson-Lyda, one of the proprietors of the White Hawk on Sandy Hook Road in Courthouse Village near Company 5, shared these comments with GOMM:
We genuinely care about the community we live in. We were already planning on running some fast lunch specials beginning tomorrow. However, given that a lot of our community members are still without power and in warm conditions, we wanted to change it up a little…
We are opening at 10 am tomorrow (an hour earlier) so that people can come in and have a place to cool down. In addition, we had fast-lunch/dinner specials planned that we have now expanded and we wanted to share with you that will be our Monday and Tuesday specials this week. It is our intent to have lunch/dinner specials every day of the week.
1 – Hamburger, chips, and bottled water, canned Diet Coke, or canned Coke $4.99
1 – Hot dog, chips, bottled water, canned Diet Coke, or canned Coke $2.99
1 – Chicken tenders (3), chips, and bottled water, canned Diet Coke, or canned Coke $4.99
At dinner (if you want fries – if not, see chip prices above),
1 – Hamburger, fries, and bottled water, canned Diet Coke, or canned Coke $6.99
1 – Hot dog, fries, bottled water, canned Diet Coke, or canned Coke $4.99
1 – Chicken tenders (3), fries, and bottled water, canned Diet Coke, or canned Coke $6.99
In-house Southern Style Strawberry Shortcake (warm biscuit, two scoops of vanilla ice cream, fresh candied strawberries and whipped cream) - $2.99 ALL DAY LONG.
Fixings for burgers and dogs will be free and at a table for you to add to your meal. You are welcome to hang out and cool down. We have free internet, too.
Some will say we’re trying to take advantage of folks. But, if this were true, the prices would be higher. We need your business and we want to provide a service with value, at a great price, to our community.
We appreciate you and hope to see you soon. Thanks!
We had two tornados touch down in Goochland yesterday. I was in the restaurant with Karen last night - and we could SEE two twisters in the sky. It was scary to see.
In the real scheme of things, it’s not that bad as we have NO major damage; and, regardless of the scare, no one is hurt! However, if you still don’t have power, it’s B-A-D. A lot of our county won't have power back till late Monday or Tuesday! : ( Argh!)
So, I decided to work with your chefs and overall staff today to discuss and devise a menu that we can deliver at much cheaper prices than we would normally do. The specials are (tested it on myself first, then my family, and staff) but not fancy fare. $4.99 burger, $2.99 dog, $4.99 tenders – all with chips and drink at lunch. Priced up a little for dinner due to fries (fryer time is actually precious and fries are more expensive, of course). $2.99 for-real Southern Strawberry Shortcake with warm biscuit, two scoops of ice cream, fresh candied strawberries and whipped crème. We’ve invited those without power to hang out as long as they like and use free wifi as well.
We’re not going to make money on this – but we won’t lose our shirts either. Hopefully, our community will see that we are doing this in our small way to try to be helpful.
Do what is right first. The rest, if earned, will follow.
With Best Regards,