Determined woman narrates how she went from waitress to owning a restaurant

Determined woman narrates how she went from waitress to owning a restaurant

- The lady disclosed that she had to pick a part-time job at the Outback restaurant just but to make some extra money to provide for her family

- Gretta got pregnant with her first child, a daughter when she was just in her first semester of college about 19 years ago and had to fend for her

- The woman, while celebrating the Black History Month took to her social media pages to share the story of her journey

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Dreams are valid: Black woman narrates working as waitress to owning a restaurant
Gretta worked for the restaurants for over 19 years before owning one. Photo: Fox2Detroit
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The same was recently brought to life by Gretta Jackson, a black woman who is finally the owner of a franchise restaurant where she worked for over 20 years.

YEN.com.gh has learnt Gretta, was forced to pick a second job at an Outback Steakhouse in Southfield, US to make a little extra money.

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According to Fox2detroit.com, Gretta got pregnant with her first child, a daughter when she was just in her first semester of college about 19 years ago.

The lady disclosed that she had to pick a part-time job at the Outback restaurant just but to make some extra money to provide for her family.

Gretta revealed that she started the job from the bottom as a server and was not making much money.

"You don’t have to make it in the history books in order to make Black history. I made these decisions and choices and have to live with them but how, at 18, am I going to pull this off? Don’t let other people tell you what you can’t do because of your situation. Show them what you can do in spite of your situation," Gretta said.

It was not easy for her as she was still young but she sailed through and years later, after saving up enough money, went for her dream-owning one of Outback Steakhouses.

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YEN.com.gh has learnt Gretta while celebrating Black History Month took to her social media pages to share the story of her journey.

In a Facebook post seen by TUKO.co.ke, Gretta revealed that she is now the managing partner of an Outback Steakhouse in Roseville, US.

The news is somewhat big because her new position made her the first ever woman in Roseville with such a big title.

"What started off as what I thought was just a simple post to celebrate a milestone in my life quickly turned into something else. I could never imagined so many people would come to say hi and thank you and congratulations to me in person. I have had people send gifts, flowers, Edible Arrangements to the restaurant for me. Just an overwhelming amount of love and support." she added.

The lady wrapped up by stating that she is proud she is a good example and an inspiration to her daughter and many young women across the world.

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