Newstalk 870 and Townsquare Media invite you to leave the dishes in the cupboard  Thursday, March 20th.

United Way has teamed up with some 26 restaurants and eateries in Richland, Pasco and Kennewick for this event.  The establishments have pledged to donate up to 50% of their proceeds that day to help United Way programs.

Numerous programs, volunteer opportunities, and other services are provided by United Way, especially through their "Live United" campaign.  Thousands benefit from their efforts in Benton and Franklin Counties.    Here is a list of the participating restaurants:

Atomic Ale, Richland (Donating 50% of proceeds)

Bangkok Thai Cuisine, Kennewick

Between the Buns, Kennewick


Bookwalter, Richland


Carmine's, Kennewick


Casa Mia, Kennewick and Richland


China Cafe, Kennewick


Country Gentleman, Kennewick


Emerald of Siam, Richland


Famous Dave's, Kennewick


Ice Harbor Brewery, Kennewick (two locations)


Magills, Pasco


Mezzo Thai, Richland (two locations)


Monterosso's, Richland (Donating 50% of proceeds)


Papa John's, Kennewick and Richland


Rosy's Ice Cream & Diner, Richland


Round Table Pizza, Kennewick, Pasco, Richland


Taco Time, Kennewick


Texas Roadhouse, Kennewick


Thai Spice Restaurant, Kennewick


The Crow's Nest at Clover Island, Kennewick


The Spudnut Shop, Richland


Tumbleweeds, Richland

Additional information can be obtained by visiting their website, or call United Way at 509-783-4102.   If it's an excuse NOT to cook, we're all in!