Father challenges son to “waffle throwdown” for Meals on Wheels fundraiser “Waffles for Wheels”

In an effort to help Meals on Wheels Spokane, the organization that provides nutritious and warm meals to vulnerable seniors in the community, some 20 local restaurants are adding special items to their menus to raise money. And no, not all of the restaurants are serving up special versions of the beloved breakfast food!

Two that are, though have taken their fundraising up a notch. Owner of Kalico Kitchen, Charlie Baziotis has challenged his son, Derek Baziotis, owner of Bene’s in Cheney to a waffle throwdown! They have long been supporters of Meals on Wheels and wanted to have a little fun; hopefully generating more money for the cause.

“I know dad was saying a lot of customers were coming up to him saying ‘hey, I dealt with Meals on Wheels. I drove for them. I help them or I use them.’ So I think it is a really cool thing. It’s been around forever and it needs to continue going on,” explained Derek.

Each has created a unique kind of waffle as the special menu item. At Kalico Kitchen its a “Banana Nut” waffle. At Bene’s there is a “Shamrock Thin Mint” waffle, made with Girl Scout cookies and colored green for St. Patrick’s Day. Whoever sells more will have to match the winner’s donation to Meals on Wheels.

You can order the special menu items at Kalico Kitchen, Bene’s and other participating restaurants through Saturday, March 16. To see the full list of restaurants and their special menu items, click here.

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