Restaurant Surprises Their Regular Customer On His 100th Birthday

Date September 28, 2018

They say good customer service is one of the best ways to keep clients coming back, and we have to say, these guys did a fantastic job of ensuring they have a customer for life. 

A branch of the Chick-Fil-A restaurant honored one of its most regular customers by throwing him a special birthday party. 

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The staff of the restaurant in Oldsmar, Florida, organized the party for Stephen Bellissimo who has recently turned 100 years old. For the past 20 years, Stephen would visit the same Chick-Fil-A, eat at the same booth and order almost always the same thing. He sometimes stayed for several hours. 

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Not only did this become a kind of ritual for him, but the staff there also loved having him as well. In those years, he got to know them and they looked forward to his visit.

He visited the restaurant daily for a long time. However, he suffered a fall last year and, since then, he could only come over about once a week.

For the staff, it was more than just celebrating a birthday. They also wanted to express their fondness and appreciation for him. Stephen was happily surprised when he walked in to see that a birthday party was set up in his honor. 

They definitely went all out for the big event. The interior of the restaurant was decorated with banners, balloons, and streamers. It was all a lovely and festive way to celebrate Stephen's milestone. 

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In a video footage obtained by Fox 13, one of the staff at the place said 'Mr. Steve', as they affectionately called him, made everyone in the place feel loved. 

What a wonderful way to celebrate a customer! We have no doubt that Stephen will happily cherish this special birthday present. Happy Birthday, Mr. Steve. 

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