Recently had lunch at Cotton’s Grill. As we paid our tab at the cash register, I noticed a bell with a sign under it. The sign was clear, “ring the bell if you liked the food.” I rang it because the food was great. We got a 10% discount on our tab because I rang the bell. That made me smile, and my lunch companion, who was picking up the tab, smiled too. We chatted a bit with the lady at the register. She told us that it is seldom that someone rings the bell. Since Cotton’s is always busy, I know the bell is not staying silent because people aren’t happy with the food. I wonder if it’s just because they are too shy to make a loud statement, like ringing a bell. They are possibly missing out on a little savings.
Shy or not, it is still a loud statement about how good the food, and the service, are at a popular local eating place. Do not hesitate to let the entire dining area know how much you enjoyed your experience at Cotton’s, and Ring the Bell!