#WATWB: Restaurant Inclusive

This month’s #WATWB highlights the hiring inclusivity shown by three U.S. business owners:

Stephanie and Mark Cartier of the No Limits Cafe in Middletown, NJ. The cafe’s mission is to “empower adults with intellectual disabilities by providing jobs and job training to help them lead fulfilling lives within the community and to increase awareness of their potential.”

Tom Landis of Howdy Homemade Ice Cream in Dallas, TX. From their website: “Howdy Homemade is on a relentless pursuit to provide employment for individuals with special needs. We’re all about two things: amazing ice cream and even better people. We hope to change the way the world looks at everyone.”

Check out their websites for more information and be sure to watch the ABC News video HERE.

If ever a restaurant such as the No Limits Cafe existed in Appleton, I would be there in a heartbeat. These restaurants are a reflection of business owners who value those with disabilities, people who need a sense of accomplishment and self-worth and are loved. Bravo to the Cartier’s and Mr. Landis!

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15 responses to #WATWB: Restaurant Inclusive

  1. Dan Antion says:

    This post really make me smile, Mary. This is perfect for WATWB. I would be happy to visit both of these restaurants.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      I know, isn’t it awesome? I love seeing joy in the faces of the employees and in knowing that they have found a place where they feel important and wanted. Kudos to the owners!

  2. Ally Bean says:

    This is good thinking. I can only imagine how happy the employees are knowing they have a job doing something that is appreciated. What a great idea.

  3. Debbie D. says:

    Inclusive cafés and restaurants are popping up all over the world, now. It’s so encouraging to see this initiative spreading! Thanks for sharing these prime examples.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      You’re welcome Debbie. I’m so glad this is happening around for world. A positive thumbs up for humanity!

  4. amreade says:

    I’ve seen news stories about places like this that do so much good, and I’ve always wanted to visit one. I had no idea there was one right here in New Jersey. I am adding No Limits Cafe to my list of summertime places to visit. Thanks for shining the spotlight on a place that cares so much about making our communities better.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      I’m glad you’ll be able to visit No Limits this summer. I imagine it will be an enjoyable and rewarding dining experience.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      You’re welcome, Hilary! I hope you find a similar restaurant in the U.K. My bet is that there has to be at least one!

      • hilarymb says:

        I’m sure there are lots .. it’s just I tend not to go out to eat much … but I’ll keep my eyes open …

  5. Damyanti Biswas says:

    This is the kind of stories that gives me hope. Inclusiveness is so important!

  6. Lizbeth Hartz says:

    What a great way to help these folks and ourselves by thinking outside the box. I really enjoyed reading about these great restaurants. Thanks for sharing that humanity in still alive and well…

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