Larry ordered a chicken sandwich but I knew immediately what I would be having – their “original” sandwich. When I go to a place to eat for the first time, I like to do that to get a feel for what made the person or business successful in the first place.
Larry was surprised that I didn’t add mayonnaise to the sandwich. I explained to him I always order the item “as is” to get the true experience of what made them famous and not dilute it by my own preferences.
He would rather just order what he wants the first time and doesn’t care about what made people famous.
But I’m curious about what catapults people or businesses to success, so this is what I do. It’s also how I’ve come to like a few sandwiches I would have never tried otherwise. For instance, a Cuban sandwich sounded bad to me when someone first explained it’s ingredients to me. But I ate it “as is” and fell in love with it and now I don’t know what I’d do if we moved to a place without Cuban sandwiches available. (If the call of God doesn’t keep us in Tampa, Cuban sandwiches will!)
Are you intrigued by what ignites the popularity of a person or business like I am?