Apparently people are hungry for Shakey’s.
After a blog post by Terry Mark and a column of mine on Monday, tickets for a Knights of Columbus fundraiser with Shakey’s chicken and mojos started selling like – to use another food as a cliche – hotcakes.
On Thursday, Matt Eppers said he was worried about how to fry potatoes and chicken fast enough. “It’s going to be a crazy day,” he said. “I don’t want people waiting in line for 30 minutes for chicken and mojos.”
Thursday night, the KofC sold its 500th ticket for the event. The hall seats about 200 at the most.
Eppers said he’s been getting calls and emails from friends who want tickets and his brother even heard from a friend in Europe who plans to be in town.
What do you do when your event has become so popular?
Add hours and sell a few more tickets.
So the event, which was going to be from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Jan. 26, will be from 1 to 7 p.m, Riikonen said.
And an additional 100 tickets will go on sale.
So if you want to taste a piece of Elkhart history, you can get $10 tickets at the Knights hall, 112 E. Lexington Ave., Elkhart, from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday to Friday. The event will include bread, salad, perhaps dessert, and all-you-can-eat chicken and mojos.