As appeared in tuscaloosanews.com | March 30, 2020
By Gary Cosby Jr
March 30, 2020 at 4:54 PM
Texas Roadhouse combines with Capital Growth Buchalter Inc to feed Tuscaloosa police and firefighters.
Texas Roadhouse combined its culinary skills with commercial developer Capital Growth Buchalter on Monday to feed Tuscaloosa’s police officers and firefighters.
Jim Jolly with his wife Bridgett from Texas Roadhouse joined Kathie Buchalter Carnes to deliver meals to Tuscaloosa Police Department headquarters. They will deliver food for firefighters over the next three days in order to hit all three shifts.
“Kathie actually got in touch with me and we talked about going into partnership together and what we could do on cost and get together and feed the local police department and fire department,” said Jim Jolly, managing partner for Texas Roadhouse in Tuscaloosa. “We thought it would be a great opportunity to show them some love during this time when everybody is social distancing and staying home. They need the support.”
Carnes, whose father Aubrey Buchalter started the real estate development company in Tuscaloosa 60 years ago, said that delivering the meals was a way of saying thanks.
“Capital Growth Buchalter wants to extend help to first responders because we feel like they do so much for our community and take care of us, so we wanted to give back and this is our way,” Carnes said, The group delivered 220 meals to the temporary police headquarters located in the old Oak Hill School building on Hargrove Road. They will deliver meals to the fire stations each of the next three days for a total of about 440 meals.
“We took our fresh-baked bread we make in the restaurant that everybody loves. We used that and extended it to make it into hoagie buns, put shaved prime rib and cheese sauce on it, served it with baked potatoes and loaded em up. The guys will be full and happy,”