So much changes with time, but there’s one thing that patrons of Ray’s on the River could always count – Lynne Gomez. This beloved server is retiring after 38 years of service to this Sandy Springs, Georgia restaurant, an occasion the founder, Ray Schoenbaum, made sure to celebrate.
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Lynne started working for Ray in August of 1985. Since then, she’s become a favorite among the regulars. In fact, they’ll often ask for her by name, knowing they’re guaranteed the best service when she’s around. This fact has not gone unnoticed by Ray.
“Lynne is so personable and has an amazing work ethic,” Ray said. “We will miss her as will the staff and so many of our guests and wish her the best in her retirement.”
For Lynne, Ray’s on the River wasn’t just a place where she worked. It’s also where she met her her husband – the two of them even held their wedding at the restaurant!
But before Lynne could officially start her retirement life, one she plans to fill with lots of travel, fishing, and time with family, she had a retirement party to attend. Little did she know that her boss had one exciting surprise up his sleeve!
Turns out, Ray had been busy with more than just party planning.
To thank Lynne for all the years she spent making his business a better place, Ray gifted this hard-working woman a car – but not just any car. He gave her one that she has always wanted, a sporty white Mazda Miata.
“Thank you Lynne for everything you’ve done for Ray’s over the years!” a post on the restaurant’s Facebook reads.
It’s safe to say that Lynne is ready to start the next chapter of her life in Florida – now, she even has the perfect ride to get her there!
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