KATY, Texas – Chick-fil-A is having a special celebration for a guest who has been coming to their restaurant for a long time. The Morton Ranch store near Katy is throwing Bernardino Romero’s 100th birthday party on Thursday.
He is the great-grandfather of one of the store’s team members, Marcus.
The party will also celebrate Romero’s great-granddaughter Valentina, whose birthday is coming up this week. The theme of the party will be “the secret sauce of life”.
Romero is lucky to have a large family. He has eight children, 39 grandchildren, 70 great-grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was born in the city of La Labor in Guanajuato, Mexico. He emigrated to the United States when he was 14 years old.
Romero was a ranch and farm foreman and helped harvest different fruits such as strawberries and okra. He now has a garden and can be found there most days.
He still mows his yard at 99. He was married to his wife, Rafaela Romero, for 72 years until her death in 2018.
“We are thrilled to commemorate this incredible milestone for Bernardino and celebrate his long and incredible life,” said Amanda Baca, operator of Chick-fil-A Morton Ranch. “Marcus is an integral part of the Morton Ranch team and we look forward to celebrating and serving a local family that means so much to us!”
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