by Susan Frommer | Top Right News
Mary Haglund, owner of Marys Gourmet Diner in North Carolina, does something unique and very unexpected for people she catches praying in public at her restaurant: she gives them a 15% discount.
Mary at Marys.
As the daughter of a preacher and missionary, Haglund witnessed true need by living in the Philippines during her teenage years. She is very aware of how fortunate we are to be in this country and is touched by others when they acknowledge thankfulness for what they have.
Haglund told the The Blaze:
For me, every plate of food is a gift. And I never take that for granted and when I see someone in a restaurant honoring their gratefulness at my table … it touches my heart.
Haglund notes that staff is not required to do it, but can whenever they feel compelled to do so. Jordan Smith, a recent recipient of Haglunds praying in public discount, posted her receipt on Facebook on July 30: