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City employees, from left to right, Dawn La Bar, Gale Spears and Amber Alexander have lunches from Texas Roadhouse for a test run of the Texas Street Tuesdays hot lunch delivery. (Robinson Kuntz/Daily Republic)

Local Business

Texas Street Tuesdays off to tasty start

By From page A3 | February 12, 2014

FAIRFIELD — A test run of Texas Street Tuesdays won high marks from diners on the fourth floor of Fairfield City Hall.

The North Texas Street Business Association promotion of corporate catering that offers hot lunches delivered directly to offices provided meals to four city employees, including newly appointed City Clerk Karen Rees.

“The ribs are to die for,” Rees said Tuesday. “They just fall off the bone.”

Texas Roadhouse cooked the meals and Catherine Grimard, executive director of the business association, delivered them. Grimard said all four floors of City Hall will be part of the test next Tuesday – followed by Solano County offices.

Lunches cost $8 to $10. Grimard said the goal for Texas Street Tuesdays is to grow to a 20-person minimums for delivered lunches.

Loss of redevelopment funds spurred the program that aims to create a new revenue stream for the North Texas Street association, she said.

Dawn La Bar, administrative analyst for the city, said the delivered meal works well.

“So many of us do not have time to get lunch,” she said.

Moreover, La Bar said, the restaurant cooking the meal is a favorite.

“I love Texas Roadhouse,” she said.

Gale Spears, city spokeswoman and one of the diners Tuesday, praised the promotion.

“It’s exciting any time an organization figures out ways to promote businesses they represent,” she said.

Texas Street Tuesdays will feature different Texas Street restaurants and include I-80 Cheesesteaks, The Original Sandy’s 101 Omelet’s, Texas Roadhouse and Pizza Guys.

Frani Dimond, a director of the business association, said Texas Street Tuesdays reflects how organizations respond to challenges.

“We have to get creative these days,” Dimond said.

Grimard said the city is assisting the North Texas Street Business Association with a logo for the Tuesday promotion.

Reach Ryan McCarthy at 427-6935 or [email protected]

Ryan McCarthy


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