PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A popular restaurant in Oakland reopened Monday morning after it was damaged during an emergency rescue.
Back in August, a young man who was trying to impress his girlfriend tried to defy the odds and leap between two buildings. Instead, Grant Birdsong ended up falling between the gap, and became wedged three stories down. He broke his ankle.READ MORE: Mars Area School District Rolling Out School Bus Tracking App
The only way to get him out? Cut a hole in the wall of the Qdoba restaurant. At the time, the restaurant’s owner, Chad Brooks, said, “I thought it was going to be a hole to patch, but we’re going to have to remove an entire interior wall.”
Two months later, the repairs are finished and the restaurant has a new, modern look. The restaurant is also running a promotion, poking some fun at the whole ordeal.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Pennsylvania: State Reports Over 10,000 New Cases
“We’re giving out free knockout the wall tacos,” says Brooks. “We’ve had knockout tacos for a while now, but someone had [the idea for] a funny play on words, so we’re doing that. You can get a free knockout taco… [or] take three dollars off a burrito.”
The restaurant had a crowd lined up, ready to eat, even before the lunch rush began.MORE NEWS: First Case Of COVID-19 Omicron Variant Confirmed In Pennsylvania
As for Birdsong, Brook says, there are no hard feelings. “It does us no good to harbor ill will towards the guy,” says Brooks. “I think he paid the price.” They also say, they’d love for Birdsong to stop by and have a taco any time he’d like. And if not, they wish him well.