KELLY TOWNSHIP -- Employees at the Country Cupboard near Lewisburg were busy icing cakes, preparing turkey, and making macaroni and cheese. They're getting ready for what manager Steve Kulhavy says is the busiest weekend of the year: Mother's Day.
"We'll probably serve about 10,000 for the weekend and about 4,500 on Mother's Day itself," Kulhavy said.
Managers at Country Cupboard expect to serve around 1,000 pounds of prime rib, 900 dozen eggs and 200 pounds of mac and cheese this weekend. They started preparing Wednesday.
"And they're right on track to get things ready because on Friday evening we start serving Mother's Day because everyone knows how busy it gets on Sunday," Kulhavy said.
Bonnie Leitzel of Selinsgrove is a regular at Country Cupboard. She ate here last year on Mother's Day but she came during an off hour.
"We came at like three in the afternoon, figuring we'd beat the lunch rush and the supper rush. There was a little line but it wasn't bad at all," Leitzel said.
If you're looking for a more intimate Mother's Day meal, Elizabeth's American Bistro on Market Street in Lewisburg will be serving from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
"We'll be booked all the way through. We have a few openings left," Ron Ott said.
Elizabeth's will offer an ala carte menu on Mother's Day.
"It's a combination of our spring lunch menu, our dinner menu with some dinner items thrown in as well," Ott said.
Since Mother's Day is a busy day for restaurants, the managers we spoke with suggest making reservations where you are able to or eating at off-times when it's not as busy.