Over the next few months you all will get the opportunity to meet the Managers of O'Henry's Coffees. We've come up with some entertaining questions to help you get to know us better. Check them out below!
Name: Jonathan Dunagan
Length of Employment: 3.5 months
Q: What drew you to apply with O’Henry’s? The culture/environment.
Q: Were you a guest of O’Henry’s prior to being hired? Yes
Q: What did you do prior to working for O’Henry’s? I have been in the customer service industry for over 13 years with several different restaurant concepts and even a home improvement and building material company.
Q: If your house were edible, what would it be made of? Cheesecake
Q: Is there one guest that has made an impact on you? Explain.
No one guest in particular at this time, however, there’s something about a cup of coffee that brings all groups of people (race, ethnicity, religion, etc.) together in the same space even if it’s for a brief moment. There are countless opportunities to build relationships and that is impactful.
Q: What led you to pursue management as a career? I’ve always had a passion for serving others and building relationships. Being able to have a positive impact on someone’s (co-worker or guest) life has always been my drive. Leadership is not to be taken lightly. The example that I set becomes who I am. I have always strived that who I am at church, who I am in front of my family, and who I am in front of co-workers and guests are all mirror images. It’s through that example (while may not be perfect) that I desire others to be motivated and encouraged.
Q: Describe yourself in 3 words: Dreamer, dedicated, even-tempered
Q: If you could trade places with someone for a week, and live their life, who would it be and why? Walt Disney. Obviously I would have to go back a while to do this but he was a visionary that didn’t let anything or anyone stop him from making his dream come true.
Q: How do you spend your free time? With family, friends, exercising, and different avenues of service.
What is your most embarrassing moment while working at O’Henry’s? Don’t have one yet. I’m sure one will come sooner than later.
Q: What is your favorite coffee and why? Sumatra Mandheling. I enjoy the richness and full-body, yet it’s mellow and little after taste.
Q: If you could have coffee with anybody today, who would it be? Dr. Henry Bright (founder of O’Henry’s). In a sense he was a pioneer to introducing quality coffee to the Birmingham area. It is Dr. Bright’s vision, passion, and commitment that the company continues to build on even today.
This post written by Jonathan
Manager for O'Henry's at Harbert