Led by over 20 locally-owned restaurateurs, Waffles4Wheels is a week-long, community-building and fundraising campaign for Meals on Wheels Spokane.

During the week of March 10th – 16th, participating restaurants will feature special menu items (not just waffles!), from which a portion of the purchase price will be donated directly to Meals on Wheels Spokane. Select locations will offer patrons an additional opportunity to donate or “round-up” their change to MOW.

The goal of Waffles4Wheels is to help build a stronger community by supporting the small businesses who serve them, and raising awareness and vital funding for Meals on Wheels Spokane, who provides nutrition, independence, companionship, and dignity to those they serve.

Launched in 2016 at a single Spokane restaurant, this program has raised close to $2,000 for MOW Spokane in its first two years. Building on this initial success, the Waffles4Wheels program is being developed specifically as a no-cost marketing platform for any locally-owned restaurateurs who wish to participate.

Created and organized by community fundraiser and longtime marketing professional Tad Richardson, Waffles4Wheels is designed to help small businesses demonstrate their value and leadership within the community. Participating restaurant-owners are given supplemental marketing resources and coaching to help them promote their business throughout the campaign and beyond.

Old European

Corn Bread Waffle topped with Chorizo Gravy, Fried Eggs, Thick Bacon, Roasted Corn and Cilantro.

Wow. All I have to say is wow. They went big with this waffle dish and I appreciate it more than they will know. This was so unique and they absolutely nailed it! Normally I take one or two bites of each dish (since I try so many) but I truly ate half this waffle. I couldn’t stop, it’s that good!

Kalico Kitchen

Banana Nut Bread Waffle.

The owner of Kalico Kitchen (father) and the owner of Bene’s in Cheney (son) are duking it out to see who wins in the battle of Waffles4Wheels. We haven’t tried the Thin Mint Waffle from Bene’s, but the Banana Nut Bread Waffle from Kalico is going to be really hard to beat! They baked bananas into the batter and topped the waffle with pecans, banana slices, and whipped cream. It’s perfectly sweet without going over board and we give this waffle two thumbs up!


Blessing my southern heart with their Chicken & Waffles.

The chicken is fried to perfection and served on top of their Cinnamon & Brown Sugar Waffle. Spread some butter, drizzle on their maple syrup, and you’ll be a happy camper. Not to mention, this dish is stunning!

Method Juice Cafe

No, they don’t serve waffles, but they DO serve the best smoothies in town! And for this week only, they are donating $1 from ALL SMOOTHIES to benefit Meals to Wheels.

I’m partial to the Shamrock Smoothie, only available in March. It’s made with Almond Milk, Banana, Almond Butter, Peppermint, Spinach, and Agave. I don’t know how they do it! I’ve tried to replicate this smoothie at home but no one does it as good as Method.

The Scoop

Liege Waffles.

If you haven’t had a liege waffle then you are doing yourself a disservice. They baked pearl sugar pieces into the batter and every bite is better than the last. They have a beige waffle for everyone’s taste. You can’t go wrong with a berry and cream or try the epic trifecta, Liege waffle topped with two scoops of ice cream and espresso. Pure Heaven I tell ya! If you’re in the mood for something a little more savory, we love their grilled cheese & tomato soup – made on liege waffles or the chicken and waffle.

For more information, please visit www.waffles4wheels.com. On Facebook and Instagram @waffles4wheels