As the saying goes, “you can’t keep a good man down”
Just ask Destiny’s Restaurant owner Thomas Childs.
Just two days after he held a press conference to announce his reopening, an SUV lost control and crashed into the front of the building, prompting him to briefly close again.
The good news is that despite the unfortunate chain of events –DESTINY’S IS NOW OPEN AND READY TO SERVE THE COMMUNITY! To celebrate, Childs is offering Springtime Specials until Thursday, March 28. Come and enjoy 10 wings and a 20-ounce soda for only $3 (two order minimum, dine-in only). Don’t forget about the Downtown Special, two pitas, a fry and soda for only $8. Other menu items are 10% off.
-Addressing False Reports-
Earlier this month Mr. Childs voluntarily closed his popular eatery after an employee fell ill and was later determined to have hepatitis A.
It was a voluntary move on his part, despite false reports and lots of speculation that he had been closed down by the Health Department. That was never the case!
Childs made the decision in the best interest of his employees and the community he serves. He wanted to make sure everyone was safe. The shut-down lasted only 48 hours during which time he made sure all of his employees were vaccinated and given a clean bill of health.
During a press conference at his Fillmore/Main Street establishment last Thursday, he said that he could understand why at first the “community was a little scared” but the worst – the 2-day closure which he admitted slowed business down “tremendously – was over and everyone looked forward to making up for lost time.
“We lost a lot of business but I probably saved his (former employee’s) life,” recounted Childs. When he realized how sick the employee was, instead of sending him home, he called an ambulance. He was diagnosed with the virus after he got to the hospital.
In business for 21 years Childs said this was the first time anything like this ever happened.
“Destiny’s does not pose any health threat at all,” assured spokeswoman Tracy Jordan-Cardwell.
Masten District Councilmember Ulysees Wingo praised Childs for his “leadership in caring for his employees and the community.”
Childs thanks his customers for their continued support, and credits prayer with getting him through the adversity.
Destiny’s Restaurant, located at 2383 Fillmore Avenue at Main, is open seven days a week Sunday thru Wednesday from 9 a.m. – 11 pm.; and Thursday thru Saturday from 9 a.m. – midnight. For more information go to www.destinystakeout.com or call 845-5555.