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Employee Recipe: Spinach Dip by Ann Whitley

Similar to the delicious comfort food you’ll find at K&W, we hope you enjoy this recipe for creamy Spinach Dip by our long-time employee, Ann Whitley!

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K&W Family Feature: “A little hard work never hurt anyone.”

Ms. Jo brought her wonderful presence to the K&W family in 1976! She started at the original K&W Cafeteria location in the Concord Mall, when an order of chicken and dumplings was only $1.10. When she started, Gerald Ford was president; and she has now seen 7 different presidents take office while working for K&W. Ms. Jo has a wonderful spirit and is no stranger to hard work. She started out working for K&W six days a week. And she drove a school bus while also working full time at K&W in her early years as an employee. As she says, “A little hard ...

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K&W Family Feature: 29 Years and Counting

Cynthia Burt has been a long time member of the K&W team. Starting her career back in 1986, she has been at the Cameron Village K&W in Raleigh ever since. Her dedication shows just how important she is to the K&W family! Cynthia’s daily routine consists of set-ups in the kitchen, preparing the restaurant for a day of serving delicious food to our patrons. Without her keeping everything on track in the kitchen, we wouldn’t be able to provide the quick, convenient service K&W is known for. She is the glue that keeps everyone and everything together, and ...

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K&W Family Feature: Breakfast is Served!

We are proud to have so many long-term employees in the K&W family. They bring life and wisdom to the staff, and we appreciate them choosing to stay with K&W over the years. Dave Lewis has been with us for almost 10 years, hired as a breakfast cook in 1995 at our Crossroads Mall location in Roanoke, VA.  Dave has only missed one day since he was hired, and he knows many of our customers on a first name basis. Having employees with such a responsible work ethic and keen attention to customers is the reason K&W is still proudly serving you today! In addition ...

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K&W Receives Business of the Year Award

The Arc of Cabarrus County has honored K&W Cafeterias with the “Business of the Year” award! For those who are unfamiliar with this organization, The Arc is the leading advocate for people with intellectual or developmental disabilities and their family members;  and supports everyone involved throughout the lifelong journey.  K&W is proud to be receiving this award for helping developmentally challenged persons find a place in the world where they can have meaningful work in a welcoming environment.  We greatly value what they do for us. Photo: Chad ...

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From the Archives: A look into the history of K&W Cafeterias

Years of hard work, dedication, and vision have gone into making K&W one of the most beloved restaurant institutions in the south. We are thrilled to carry the designation of NC Family Business of the Year. Presented by the Wake Forest University Family Business Center and Business NC magazine, this award recognizes the achievements made by family-owned businesses and their contributions to their communities. Family is one of our main values at K&W, and we always look for ways to take care of yours and ours! K&W began as a small coffee shop named The ...

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K&W Family Feature: Award-Winning Dessert Recipe

We are thrilled when our K&W family succeeds! Ann Whitley has been brightening people’s days as the cashier at the K&W on Healy Drive in Winston-Salem for 35 years.  Please enjoy this award-winning recipe for Ann’s delicious Pecan Bars, and be sure to share with your own family! Pecan Dream Bars – Recipe of Ann Whitley Makes 2 dozen. Ingredients 1½ cups all-purpose flour 1¾ cups firmly packed (light) brown sugar, divided use ½ cup (1 stick) butter, cold 4 large eggs ½ cup light corn syrup 1/3 cup butter, melted 1 teaspoon vanilla extract ...

K&W Family Feature: Cooking With A Passion

K&W couldn’t provide our patrons with that delicious southern, home-style cooking everyone knows and loves without the help of the many talented people who enter our kitchens every day! Meet Robin, a chef at the K&W Asheboro who joined our family in May of 1984. Over the years she has provided excellent service and has developed not only her own skills, but has taken the time to help train many K&W cooks who have come into our family. Not only does she impart her cooking wisdom and techniques on aspiring cooks, but she also puts time into developing new ...

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