Those of you who live in the Mahoning Valley may remember Frankie's, the restaurant in Hubbard that was lost in a fire. The owner also owns the Arthur Treacher's at 4451 Mahoning Ave., the site of our April cash mob event.
Our goal is to support business that are locally owned and operated, and this one fits the bill. Although the owner pays a small royalty fee, he gets no economic support from the franchisor, has a local distributor, and is free to expand his menu. And expand it, he has: ribs, lobster rolls, baked potatoes and grilled items round out the usual fish and chips and fried clams.
His nominator spoke passionately about all the owner and his wife do for our community. We're looking forward to meeting him. He and his crew are excited about our visit, and he plans to circulate with samples and maybe even new menu items.
Come on down and join us. We'll be there from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Sat. 28 April. You'll see our Cash Mob sign, and if this is your first event with us, we invite you to get onto our email list so we can send you a message each month about our upcoming event.
We're taking nominations today for our May cash mob destination. You can find the Youngstown Cash Mob on Facebook. Next weekend we'll take a vote, and we'll visit our winner on the 4th Sat. in May. Our first two events brought in over $1100 for the businesses, and beyond that they were wildly fun.
If there isn't a cash mob in your community, start one. It's simple and meaningful and great. Here's a national cash mob website with a list of cash mobs and a forum for asking for and sharing advice. I love their motto: We each do a little, we all do a lot.