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May 19, 2014

Officers wait tables in Modesto to benefit Special Olympics

There is such a thing as a free lunch, as diners at the Texas Roadhouse restaurant in Modesto could attest on Monday.

There is such a thing as a free lunch, as diners at the Texas Roadhouse restaurant in Modesto could attest on Monday.

Yes, they were asked to leave a tip, but when the servers are local law enforcement officers volunteering their time, and the donations go to a great cause, who’d be stingy?

The Sisk Road eatery was among the chain’s Northern California and Nevada locations that donated food and services. Modesto Police Department officers acted as wait staff, all to benefit the more than 18,000 Special Olympics athletes in Northern California and Nevada.

Joe Reynolds, a service manager at the Roadhouse, said 409 lunches were served, raising $4,375. “It was super-successful, even more successful than last year,” when donations totaled $3,129, he said.

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