On any given afternoon, if you walk into the Texas Roadhouse on Kellogg Drive in Witchita, Kansas, chances are you’ll find Ron and Diana Watson sitting at table 412.
Why? Because that’s where they eat, 6 days a week, for the past 15 years. 15 YEARS. The only night they don’t go is Saturday and that’s because Diana works late.
“We love this place. We get good service, good food, good price… you can’t beat it.”
I know what you’re thinking… how do they afford that? Well, Ron has done the math and because they go during happy hour, and it’s the only meal they eat each day, it comes out to about $22 bucks a day.
“It’s just about as cheap as going to the grocery store, buying your groceries, coming home, heating up the kitchen and doing the dishes,” he said. “If your time’s worth anything to you, it’s about the same as eating at home but you get a lot better service.”
Incredible. Absolutely incredible. I’ve never been to a Texas Roadhouse so I’m going to have to go and see what the problem is, but to never get sick of the same meal every single day is an accomplishment in itself. I can’t wait to get old so I can do something like this. Go to McDonald’s every single day at 5:30 in the morning to drink coffee and read the paper. It sounds amazing. Who knows if they’ll even have newspapers then, I’ll probably have to use a tablet, but still, it’s going to be great.
Every day, 5:30am, large black coffee with an egg McMuffin, corner booth, there’s old Mr. Langeler reading the paper and instilling his 80 years of wisdom on the younger generations. Except their won’t be any younger generations there because McDonald’s will be solely run by robots.
Either way, I’m looking forward to it.