The Wholly Waffle Restaurant Launch Set for Nov. 11 at Cranston VFW Hall

CRANSTON, RI – On Veterans Day, November 11 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, the VFW Hall at 7 Haven Street in Cranston, RI will be the site for the official launch of The Wholly Waffle restaurant project.

Bob Lancia, a veteran Navy and Marine chaplain, is establishing a restaurant with the purpose of hiring and training military veterans primarily in the 18 to 24 age group, providing them a first career break to help start careers in the civilian world.

The event is the kick-off for a crowdfunding campaign that can be accessed from The online campaign will begin November 11, with the goal of raising capital for lease, equipment, renovation and other restaurant expenses.

The event will feature imprinted The Wholly Waffle mugs, coffee and pastries provided by local vendors, and a waffle-making demonstration with samples. Attendees can purchase one of the mugs for a minimum donation of $25 with all proceeds going toward the restaurant project. Bob Lancia will also give an overview of the project and take questions from media.

About Bob Lancia Ministries, Inc.

Bob Lancia served as both a Navy and Marine chaplain. He shattered his shoulder while preparing for a tour in Iraq with the Marines and became officially 100% disabled. After experiencing the challenges of returning to civilian life and learning of other vets’ challenges, he founded Bob Lancia Ministries, Inc. The inspiration to serve fellow service men and women again was the start of The Wholly Waffle Restaurant project.

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the wholly waffle mug  Attendees at the November 11 event can receive an imprinted mug for a minimum donation of $25.

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