Michael Vick ordered chicken fingers at first steakhouse dinner with Falcons owner
Michael Vick recently shared an excellent story about his first dinner with Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank.
Vick was visiting with Master Tesfatsion for Master’s new “Untold Stories” series on Bleacher Report when he shared the story. The former Falcons quarterback talked about his first time going out to eat with Blank and how out of his element he was at the fancy steakhouse. Vick was so unfamiliar with a high-end dining experience that he ordered chicken fingers and fries just to be safe.
Untold Stories Episode 2 with Michael Vick@MichaelVick recalls his first dinner with Falcons owner Arthur Blank.
If you grew up in poverty, and felt perplexed the first time you went to a fancy restaurant, you’ll relate to this.pic.twitter.com/kHMyaKlRtL
— Master (@MasterTes) September 18, 2019
While some may laugh at Vick’s unsophisticated order at a fancy place, I don’t blame the guy. He went with something he knew and understood. And also what should not be overlooked is how considerate Vick was being. He didn’t want to order something too expensive in case the tab was on him; he wasn’t expecting the billionaire owner to pick it up. That’s a nice trait.
Vick says it didn’t take long for him to get used to those kinds of dining experiences. The former No. 1 overall pick probably got used to that life quickly — he earned over $50 million during his playing career. Impressively, Vick paid off all his debt in 2017 after filing for bankruptcy in 2008.