A Restaurant with a Purpose

Blog post written by Jenni Ramsey
McKinney, Texas

Yesterday our team was thrilled to eat lunch at the States Diner, a restaurant started by Sus Hijos to provide employment for young people aging out of orphanages.  The States Diner is an American style restaurant which boasts serving "real gringo food."  Our team enjoyed a delicious lunch with selections such as hamburgers, steak, grilled cheese, chili and some even tried the fried pickles!  A group of team members was served by one of the girls who lives in the transition house.  She had chosen her dream dress for the quinceanera the night before and was beaming from ear to ear as she talked about her dress.

It is so heart warming to see the staff at the diner learning desperately needed job skills and thriving in their work environment.  They are truly gaining work experience that will change their lives for the future.  Our team of gringos enjoyed listening to the American music on the jukebox and having sweet fellowship together.  Aidan ordered the fried Snickers bar and shared it with the team.  Delicious!

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