Dear Hidden Grounds Community,
Today is a day of celebration and gratitude as we proudly announce that our family has grown to 20,000 strong! It is with immense pleasure that we, Anand and Spoorthi, extend our heartfelt thanks to each and every one of you who hit that "follow" button, allowing us to reach this remarkable milestone. Your unwavering support and loyalty have helped shape Hidden Grounds into what it is today, and for that, we are eternally grateful.
Our success is not merely a coincidence; it is the result of the unwavering dedication of every individual in our team. The chaos behind the scenes would have been overwhelming if not for the tireless efforts of these exceptional individuals who made it all manageable. Let us take a moment to express our gratitude to those who have chosen to dedicate a part of their lives to help build Hidden Grounds:
Adriana, Alfredo, Andres, Angel, Anirban, Arden, Bhargavi, Brianna, Brittany, Caitlin, Catie, Chelsea, Elias, Evelyn, Gwen, Howard, Isaiah, Jasper, Jewel, Johanna, Jorge, Julius, Justin, Kayla, Keerthana, Kevin (Loo), Kevin (Stasiewski), Mackenzie, Maria, Mo, Nataly, Natasha, Nicole, Rahul, Reilley, Rishitha, Rithik, Tammy, Thomas, Tomer, Tyler, Vandita, Vanessa, William, and Wilson.
Each and every one of you has played a crucial role in our journey, contributing your unique skills, passion, and dedication to help us grow and thrive. It is your combined efforts that have paved the way for our continued success, and we could not have come this far without each of you.
As we look back over the past decade, we are filled with awe at the countless milestones we have achieved together. From the very first customer, Rachel Sender, who purchased a regular-sized iced coffee, to our initial 10 Instagram followers, each interaction with Hidden Grounds has left a lasting impact on our hearts. Every like, comment, and share has been a stepping stone towards progress, and your support has not gone unnoticed.
Reaching the 20,000 mark is a testament to the strong bonds we have formed with our incredible community. It reminds us of our humble beginnings, where our dreams seemed far-fetched, but through hard work and determination, we have turned those dreams into reality.
Simon Sinek's quote about loyalty is both insightful and thought-provoking. He once said, "Loyalty is not a collection of followers; it's a collection of people who deeply believe in you." In this simple yet profound statement, Sinek emphasizes that loyalty goes far beyond mere numbers or superficial connections. True loyalty is built on a foundation of genuine belief and trust in a person, a brand, or a cause. It is not about amassing a large following, but rather about fostering authentic relationships and inspiring others to share in your vision. This quote reminds us that loyalty is a precious and invaluable asset, earned through consistent actions, unwavering support, and the genuine belief that what we stand for is worth following.
Hidden Grounds has always been more than just a coffee shop; it is a place where relationships are nurtured, stories are shared, and memories are made. We are not always successful at this but we would rather live in the reality of constant trying to make it right then to fall to the dark side.
From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you for being a part of the Hidden Grounds family. Your unwavering support has been the driving force behind our journey, and we are excited to take the next steps with you by our side.
Here's to 20,000 followers and beyond!
With love and gratitude,
The Hidden Grounds Team