November 8th Post


Hello again!  Well, this has been a busy week!  Equipment has arrived, supplies have been ordered, carpet has been laid, and we have had employee meetings.  We are getting really close to opening day now!

Tuesday November 3rd

After the electricity was turned on yesterday, we spent most of today cleaning furniture and placing it in it’s proper place.  Randy Mannix spent his day making sure that all of the lights worked. (They ALL did!)  What a terrific wiring job he has done!  The convection oven that we use to cook the individual plates of food arrives and is uncrated, the washer and dryer arrive, the ice machines are installed, stainless steel fabrication continues in the kitchen.

Wednesday November 4th

We have the first of our employee meetings.  It is great to see all of our employees back together for the first time since the fire and view their reactions to the rebuilt restaurant.  We believe that we will get most of the employees back that were here before the fire so, if you have a favorite, most likely they will again be available to help you!

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Thursday November 5th

Lightfoot Carpet One begins to lay the carpeting in the waiting area and host area.  It is starting to look like home again.  The convection oven is put in place and hooked to the gas supply.  The gas was turned on yesterday.  Later today we hope to have the plumbers here to purge and test the gas supply so that we can fire up the oven and begin testing the equipment.  Brandon, Phyllis and Gary are in Tyler completing the programming of the new computers.  We hope to have the system in the building for the employees to practice on by tomorrow.

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Friday November 6th

The oven works!  That means that, when we get food here, we can cook it!  (we plan to place orders later today for the first of the  supplies)  Brandon brings one of the computer terminals back from Tyler and the employees begin to practice entering orders.  We continue cleaning and placing furniture in the newly carpeted areas.  Wow! It really is beginning to LOOK ready to go!  Phyllis and Gary plan to spend the weekend decorating!

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Next week Mrs. Staples begins painting the mural on the back wall, we continue landscaping outside, final touch-up continues inside, the kitchen should be complete, and the employees will continue practicing on the computer system that is scheduled to be installed before week’s end.  We hope to get the first supply deliveries by the end of the week.  We know you are all getting hungry.  Please hold on because it is getting down to a matter of DAYS now, instead of WEEKS! 


WE will see you soon!


13 Responses to “November 8th Post”

  1. Charles H Jones Says:

    We can hardly wait, I assure you we will be some of the first. Keep us informed of opening date. Love the food. Charles Jones

  2. Tonya and Craig Says:

    Oh…we can’t wait! We will be there on the day you guys open. You better make extra hot sauce! It’s been way too long since we have had any and we will want extra!!! Congratulations on the progress. We were so happy to hear that most of the employees are coming back. Our prayers have been with them during this time off work. We look forward to seeing those familiar smiling faces!

  3. Johnny & Carolyn Jenkins Says:

    So exciting!!! We are ready for some good food, and to see everyone again!

  4. CR Says:

    It’s great to hear that opening day is just around the corner! We can’t wait to see our Little Mexico family again!

  5. Tina Jobe Says:

    WOW!!!! The place looks great, everyone looks wonderful, and I feel the excitement in the air. Keep us posted on the official date.

    Tina Jobe

  6. David & Betty Says:

    I’ve got CHIPS’ N HOT SAUCE on the brain all the time now …
    Reconstruction looks great …
    hope all the crews will be back they’re the best …
    Betty has me look at web everyday for the date …
    the drive from Jacksonville is so short …
    we’re ready any day now ????

    David & Betty Burton

  7. Dwight Franklin Says:

    Do you know a day yet? This Saturday be a great time to open.

  8. Teri Says:

    I am sooooo excited and ready for my sour cream beef enchiladas. No were else has them like Little Mexico. It is wonderful to see the place come together. It will be nice to see everyone again. Just waiting for the date.

  9. Pablo Honey from Palm Beach, FL Says:

    I am ready to bring my many friends to eat the food I love so much at Little Mexico. It will be a great and wonderful time when I can enjoy the good hearty food that Little Mexico provides to the peoples of Palestine and the area. God bless.

  10. Fran Howard Says:

    I’ve been waiting very patiently — now, impatience is beginning to kick in.

    I plan on eating myself silly when opening day comes.

  11. Pam and Larry Alford & Family Says:

    We can almost smell it and taste it! We have been watching your progress with much interest! We are soooo hungry for your wonderful food. Great to see all the employees back home.

  12. Jennifer C. Says:

    Do you have a date yet? I’m getting antsy. My father, who lives in Kilgore, asks me on a regular basis when he can come down for some Little Mexico……

  13. Brenda Says:

    OMG HURRY……….withdrawals of Little Mexico is killing me slowly…………I need good Mexican Food……….

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