SPURS WIN HAS MIAMI CHICKEN RESTAURANT EXEC EATING CROW
Pollo Tropical COO Danny Meisenheimer hoped the Miami Heat would help him clean up in a bet against Taco Cabana’s COO Todd Coerver in San Antonio. With the Spurs Championship win, he will be cleaning up—during the lunch shift at San Antonio’s busiest Taco Cabana location.
The two executives (whose restaurant brands are both owned by Addison, Texas-based Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc.) wagered that the brand with the winning hometown team would host the COO of the losing city for an enthusiastic work shift. The Heat’s loss means Meisenheimer is headed to San Antonio to take orders and bus tables all while wearing a Spurs superfan costume designed by Taco Cabana employees. Wigs, headgear, and Spurs tattoos are to be expected. Coerver will be on hand to personally supervise his new employee. The fun takes place this Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Taco Cabana on Interstate 10 at De Zavala Road.
“I’ve waited for this day for over a year, and we’ve planned something very special for Mr. Meisenheimer,” said Coerver, who lost the Finals bet in 2013 and was forced to support the Heat while working at a popular Pollo Tropical in Miami. “This is about redemption for me personally and for our NBA Champion San Antonio Spurs!”
The real winner is Silver & Black Give Back, the charity organization located in San Antonio that works to engage local youth. Coerver is on the committee for the Silver & Black Give Back Team Up Challenge, a service learning program that awards grants for student-led service projects. Team Up Challenge gives kids the opportunity to apply their classroom learning in their communities. In celebration of the Spurs championship win and Meisenheimer’s big loss, Taco Cabana will donate $1,000 to the organization.