NEW BRITAIN - You can start your Thanksgiving Day off by giving back.
Chip’s Family Restaurant in Wethersfield will be donating 100 percent of proceeds from 7 a.m. to noon on Thursday, Nov. 23, to benefit the Autism Center at the Hospital for Special Care.
For $10 per person, cash only, guests will get two pancakes and two eggs with bacon or sausage and a choice of coffee or tea at the location at 1301 Silas Deane Highway.
The Chatzopouloses - the family behind the diner chain - have been longtime supporters of the autism program at HSC.
In June they celebrated the grand opening of their newest restaurant, The Simple Greek, in the Corbin’s Corner Plaza in West Hartford by donating 30 percent of proceeds to the Autism Center.
Owner George Chatzopoulos said he has raised over $7,000 in the past to donate to the hospital.
The Autism Center opened in 2012 and provides a number of resources for autistic youths in Connecticut. Some of the services include treatment for children to be seen by psychologists and psychiatrists, occupational and speech therapy, and programs to teach social skills.
The center is the nation’s first Patient-Centered Specialty Practice recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance.
In addition to Wethersfield, Chip’s Family Restaurant has locations in Southington, Trumbull, Fairfield, Southbury and Orange.
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