[img]http://businessqia.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Screen-Shot-2016-11-21-at-2.33.20-PM-copy.jpg In 1999, Brad Ptacek was broke. He asked the owner of Minneapolis' oldest diner, the Band Box, if he would bewilling to sell him the restaurant. The owner wasn't looking to sell, but instead offered Ptacek a serving job and a stake in the company. Eventually he became owner of the small business, where his daughter Bailey Jimenez works as a waitress. The Band Box Diner became a staple of the community over the years, but Ptacek told his daughter he would soon have to close its doors. The 30-year-old grill stopped working. It was too expensive to replace, and Ptacek was prepared for the worse. However, Jimenez wasn't going to give up on the family business. While her father refused to ask for help, Jimenez knew the diner's community would be eager to help. She was right. Jimenez made a Facebook post and set up a GoFundMe. The grill costs a few hundred dollars, but within days they had raised over $5,000. Ptacek was in disbelief. âHe really didn't know what to do or say,â Jimenez says. âHe's just like, 'I can't believe it, people care.' Yeah Dad, people care.â Needless to say, Ptacek is grateful to his daughter and his community for stepping in. âSometimes you need a little motivation, a push,â says the Band Box's owner. Now the Band Box Diner, a small franchise built in 1939, can live another day. Share on Facebook [img]http://businessqia.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/no-video.png [img]http://businessqia.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/sad-face.png Due to restrictions, this video cannot be viewed in your region.