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Local law enforcement officers turning into waiters at California Pizza Kitchen as part of fundraiser

By Will Conybeare,


20 police officers will be donning aprons at a local California Pizza Kitchen on Wednesday as part of a larger fundraiser for the Special Olympics of Southern California .

Uniformed LAPD reserve officers are set to be hosts, waiters and bussers at the CPK located in the Westfield Century City and serve food and drinks alongside restaurant staff from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Patrons will have the opportunity to tip the officer to benefit the Special Olympics fundraiser in addition to their regular gratuity for the server.

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According to the fundraiser’s website , 20% of all food and beverage sales will benefit local Special Olympics athletes during CPK’s Tip-A-Cop night.

In addition, three other local California Pizza Kitchens are hosting a Tip-A-Cop event at their restaurants on Thursday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.:

  • LAPD Custody Division officers will be at the California Pizza Kitchen in Lakewood
  • Brea Police Department officers will be at the California Pizza Kitchen in the Brea Mall
  • Orange County Sheriff’s deputies will be at the California Pizza Kitchen in Mission Viejo

Click here for a complete list of CPK locations participating in the Tip-A-Cop fundraiser benefitting the Special Olympics throughout the month of October.

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