Daniel McCawley is not only the owner of the Atomic Grill restaurant in Morgantown, West Virginia, he’s also a proud father of a 12-year-old daughter, a husband and a brother to 5 sisters. It’s these facts that makes his clever response to a recent request for “more skin” posted via UrbanSpoon all the more tastier!
The customer in question asked that he have his servers “show more skin” and Daniel did just that – but not in the way that the amateur food critic would have wanted.
Here was how he handled it:
From now through Memorial Day, Atomic Grill will be offering a potato skin special for $7, and 100% of the proceeds will go directly to the West Virginia Foundation for Rape Information Services.
The idea lit a local spark, leading to the news of the potato skin special going viral. McCawley told ABC News, “I’m a husband and a father of a 12-year-old girl. I have five sisters and it was just offensive.” He added, “It was brutish. I was upset. That sort of attitude is Cro-Magnon at best.”
The Atomic Grill’s Facebook page has blown up with attaboys from across the globe. The reaction has been so overwhelming that McCawley felt obligated to respond to all the goodwill:
From all of us at Atomic, we would like to thank everyone who has come to check out our page, offer kind words of support, and come to visit us at Atomic Grill. When we come up with an idea like the “Show us some skin”, we never in our wildest dreams expected it to take off like this did. We are humbled and excited that everyone has responded to it so positively. We value our employees as much as our own families, and if we can turn something negative into a positive for our community, then all the better. Mostly, it comes down to one simple idea, we just love to make great WV food. It was this concept that has kept Atomic going for almost a year now, and will hopefully continue to drive us for many more years to come.
We look forward to seeing everyone sometime soon and showing you how we do WV BBQ. For those that may not live locally, add us to your list of one more great reason to visit beautiful West Virginia.
TOP PHOTOS: Atomic Grill Facebook HT: Jezebel