Two hours after leaving New York, my flight arrived in Charlotte. I asked a Southern belle at the Visitors Center to recommend a restaurant and she chose “THE KING’S KITCHEN”
I found the restaurant pretty easily. I arrived around 10:55 am and then head waitress advised that the restaurant opens at 11am but I could grab a seat and then she would send someone after she completed the service pep talk for the morning.
Libby came over right after the meeting with a glass of water and advised that the day's menu is printing and she would bring it over when it was complete.
Well she was telling me about attractions to visit and said "is that a gospel song?" which may have come off like "I cant believe you people are playing gospel" when I really meant "Im so excited you are playing gospel". That has to be one of the few times I have heard gospel in a restaurant. They were playing Matt Redman's "oh no you never let go"(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9Ya7ryNob4&feature=youtube_gdata_player)
She then explained that the Kings Kitchen is a non profit organization that has services on Sunday and uses the profit to feed the poor!
“The King’s Kitchen” is a ministry operating as a not for profit restaurant to raise funds to feed the poor and to train and equip those previously unemployable in the restaurant trade
“The King’s Kitchen” will operate as a public restaurant, serving local, healthy, Southern cuisine and the profits and proceeds from “The King’s Kitchen” will go toward feeding the poor. In addition, The King’s Kitchen will also operate “The King’s Kitchen Restoration Program” as a four part training program to employ, train and minister the gospel of Jesus Christ to homeless, the poor, troubled youth, rehab graduates and other members of our community who are in need of employment. The King’s Kitchen will operate in the spirit of excellence by training and equipping the whole man (spirit, soul and body) thereby sending out developed leaders into our community. This will be done by working together with other local ministries, businesses, non-profits and people of faith.
Matthew 25:40 Then the King will say, ‘I’m telling you the solemn truth: Whenever you did one of these things to someone overlooked or ignored, that was me – you did it to me.’ – The Message
Luke 7:22 So He replied to them, Go and tell John what you have seen and heard: the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the good news (the Gospel) preached to them. – Amplified
Galatians 2:10 They only [made one stipulation], that we were to remember the poor, which very thing I was also eager to do. – Amplified