GALVA — Your days to eat a meal at Hungry Mann's Cafe are numbered.
"I think people think we're closed because we have a 'For Sale' sign out there, but we're still ticking," said owner Terri Mann.
The restaurant's location along the highway, 220 E. Highway 56 in Galva, draws in diners from McPherson, Hillsboro and Newton.
Hungry Mann's Cafe serves breakfast and lunch from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and breakfast from 6 to 11 a.m. on Saturdays and offers a fried chicken buffet from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. They are also open from 4:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursdays and rotate between serving a German buffet, fried chicken buffet and having a burger night.
The restaurant's busiest time, according to Mann, is Saturday mornings.
"We make homemade cinnamon bread and then we make it into French toast," Mann said. "We also make our own sausage here."
Mann knows exactly what her regulars want to eat when they walk in the door.
"They just come in and hold out their money because you already know what they're going to have," Mann said with a laugh.
Hungry Mann's Cafe also provides catering services for parties, banquets and dinners.
"We do a lot of pies," Mann said.
Running a restaurant is a huge commitment. Besides working long hours, it also takes finding the right employees, Mann noted.
"People think it's so easy and so fun," Mann said, shaking her head, "until they realize they have to be at work at 5:30 a.m."
Mann currently works five to six days each week at the restaurant.
"It's the people that made it worth it," Mann said. "I've met a lot of people. We have a lot of regulars that come over."
Mann said she always planned on running the cafe for a limited time. She wants to be able to spend weekends with her grandchildren who live nearby and travel to see those who live outside of Kansas.
"When we bought it, we were only going to do it for five years," Mann said. "Now, it's been six and I'm just ready to be done."
While the building is set up as a restaurant, Mann noted it could be converted for other purposes.
"It's been quite a few things. It's been a bakery; at one time it was a bulk foods store," Mann said. "It's been a little bit of everything."
Hungry Mann's Cafe will stay open until they find a buyer, Mann said.
"I hope I can find somebody that keeps it kind of the same," Mann said. "There are a lot of people that come over for breakfast, so it would be nice."
For more information about Hungry Mann's Cafe, call 620-654-3500.
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