In a packed restaurant, one table remained untouched…
Texas Road House is one of those family-friendly places that serves up great food, a peanut-filled atmosphere, and who could resist that cinnamon butter and sweet rolls?!
Its not uncommon for the chain to embody the patriotism that founded this country, and to honor those who protect and serve our Nation. Military discounts are a daily thing, the American flag hangs proudly in multiple spots around each restaurant, and of course boots of all kinds are warmly welcomed.
Recently, the Texas Road House in Flower Mound, Texas, reserved a special booth for five very special men.
Unfortunately the beautifully set table remained empty all night long.
In honor of the five fallen Dallas officers who tragically lost their lives in an ambush shooting, the local Texas Road House paid their respects.
The table was covered in a white table cloth, with five full place settings. Behind it, the American flag and the Texas state flag hung in memoriam.
For the night of honor, the table remained un-touched. The restaurant also donated 10 percent of its sales that day to the Assist the Officer Foundation, which is run by the Dallas Police Association.
As patrons filled the busy restaurant, the empty table was a somber reminder of the brave men who couldn’t be there.
In the week that followed, a number of the restaurant chains sister locations honored the officers in a similar manner.
Our hearts break for the loved ones of the five slain police officers, Sergeant Michael J. Smith, Officer Michael Krol, Officer Patrick Zamarripa, Senior Corporal Lorne Ahrens and Mr. Brent Thompson, who worked for the Dallas Area Rapid Transit Police Department.
This beautiful act of honor by Texas Roadhouse is inspiring.