"We've had a line out the door since, for the last two days," explained co-owner Doug Brown. "And so I think that's confirmed for us that we're not going to be closing."
Thanks to a Facebook campaign that announced the restaurant was closing, social media has been the driving force to keep Cattle Baron open.
"Social media started the spark that set everything on fire. And it just spread like wildfire and we've been very fortunate," Brown said.
"Very busy. I was not expecting a lunch rush to be that busy. But, probably a good 45 minute wait today for lunch," said Kayla Bacon, a new waitress at Cattle Baron.
It's been all hands on deck, including the newest faces on the staff.
"And he told me that Cattle Baron needed a couple extra hands so came in and started working last night actually," Bacon explained.
Kayla was one of a few new waiters hired to help with the recent rush. And they were so busy that she got very little training.
"Didn't know anything about the menu," she explained. "Just kind of put on the shirt and he threw me out on the floor and i just started serving tables."
But it was the community support that made those busy lunch and dinner hours worthwhile.
"It took me by surprise that this community is a very close-knit community," Brown said. "And we feel like we're a part."
Allowing cattle baron to remain part of the abilene community indefinitely.