Wausau Elk’s Lodge to try new service model for Friday’s dinner

Published: Jan. 13, 2022 at 4:18 AM CST
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WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) - The Wausau Elk’s Lodge 248 is hosting a new dinner experience Friday. Usually, dinners have waitstaff on hand, but this time it’s a little different.

When members went to dinners at the lodge, there used to be waitstaff for them at the door. But this time, it’s going to be all about ‘members serving members.’ Exalted ruler for the Elk’s Lodge 248, Jonathan Fisher, said this is because times are changing and to keep up with it, this is what it’s shifted to.

“We found that this is probably going to be the most beneficial to us, in the past because we’ve had full staff, then we had some catering services, and now we’ve moved to this model,” Fisher said.

Since it will be a new model, the Elk’s Lodge is asking for feedback. It said depending on how Friday goes, it could become a semi-regular event.

The menu has many options, from ribs to burgers to mini corn dogs, and even fish. All of the proceeds will go to debt relief, like maintaining the building. “Keeping our beautiful facility here, up and running as, you know, as anyone that has had a wedding here or has been to a wedding here, has experienced in the last 50-60 years,” Fisher explained.

Seating is from 5-7:45 p.m. Anyone is able to go, but they do ask you to call in advance for a reservation because space is limited. Reservations will be taken until 12 p.m. Thursday.

For more information click here, or call 715-845-5602.

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