A Black woman, who started as a part-time server, is now an owner of her very own Outback Steakhouse restaurant in Michigan, less than 20 years later.
According to Fox2 Detroit, Gretta Jackson took a job as a part-time server job at an Outback in Southfield almost two decades ago to put some extra money in her pocket. She worked her way up to become the first Black woman in the Detroit area to own her own location.
She announced the news on her Facebook page:
Jackson can now say she’s the managing partner of an Outback Steakhouse restaurant in Roseville.
After posting to her social media page, Jackson told Fox 2 Detroit how people randomly stopped by the restaurant to show her support.
“What started off as what I thought was just a simple post to celebrate a milestone in my life quickly turned into something else,” she said. “I could never imagined so many people would come to say hi and thank you and congratulations to me in person. I’ve had people send gifts, flowers, Edible Arrangements to the restaurant for me. Just an overwhelming amount of love and support.”