Former Rockford Red Robin employee paints rock to curb car accidents
ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - There’s a large boulder in the parking lot at Red Robin in Rockford that is constantly hit by cars. With the help of a former employee, the restaurant is trying a new tactic to detour crashes.
Lexi Schwegler worked at Red Robin for more than four years and says the idea to paint the rock came from a former manager, Jessica. Jessica said they needed something that drivers would notice.
How else can you draw attention to a large rock at Red Robin? Well, you could paint a big cheeseburger on it; as it goes with the restaurant’s name and menu.
Lexi says, “So we’re trying to draw attention to it so hopefully that accidents do not happen anymore. At first, people were looking and saying ‘What is that?’ but, now as its starting to really look like a cheeseburger, everyone’s stopping. ‘Oh I love it! I love your cheeseburger!’ That’s the weirdest sentence I’ve ever heard but it’s funny.”
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