Not Your Typical Deli is just that, a restaurant dishing out opportunities for people with autism, making up more than half of its workforce, and now one celebrity has been voted the best by his community. Because of this vote, you can meet him, get a free cookie, and a discount, but there is one condition. You must wear a bow tie.
Cordell Sherwood, 20, has been working at Not Your Typical Deli since it opened nearly a year ago. Sherwood's charm, gratitude, devotion to his job and trademark bow tie makes him a customer favorite, so it's no surprise the readers of The East Valley Tribune voted him as "Best Server".
The deli wants everyone, friends, family and fans to help him celebrate the honor by stopping in wearing your favorite bow tie! All week through June 10th, come in wearing a bow tie, and you'll get a free bow tie cookie and 15% off your bill.
Sherwood told us his signature bow tie look started in high school. He called it, "Nerd's Day Thursday", and he would wear a bow tie to school with his friend. Sherwood went to interview at Not Your Typical Deli wearing a bow tie, and the owner encouraged him to make that his signature look. He's worn a bow tie almost everyday since then.
As always, some of the proceeds will go back to programs and initiatives supporting the state's autism community and others with developmental disabilities. Statistically, nearly 90% of Americans with autism are unemployed, but Not Your Typical Deli wants to break those barriers.