HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) _ Owners of small cafes in Kansas are happy to see one group of motorcyclists pull up for a bite to eat.
The Retired Old Motorcyclists Eating Out _ or ROMEOS _ make an effort to provide some cash and customers for mom-and-pop restaurants across the state.
The Hutchinson News reports (http://bit.ly/JCnsJR ) the group was started a dozen years ago by Richard Kutz of Lindsborg, who recruited a small group of friends to ride to restaurants every week.
Today, the ROMEOS have split into five clubs with nearly 500 members.
Kutz says the group knows it's hard for small towns to recover if they lose their cafes, so they try to support and publicize those restaurants.
The group has traveled this spring to diners in Sun City, Luray, Haven, and Wakefield.