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Easter Brunch is Big Business

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KENNEWICK, Wash.-- Brunch is big business on Easter. It's a day of family, fun and lots of good food.

Easter brunch is one of the busiest days of the year for the Kennewick restaurant, The Country Gentleman.

The restaurant plans for 800 customers on the holiday.

They begin preparing food a week in advance to accommodate the rush of people coming in to eat.

Easter gives the restaurant a boost in business they can count on every year.

The Country Gentleman opens up their events room to be able to fit a second buffet and extra tables for the hundreds of people that come through.

"We call it a blackout day which means that all hands on deck. Nobody gets the day off. There's lots of extra staff, lots of extra food," said Steve Simmons, Owner of The Country Gentleman.

The peak hours for business are from noon to 1pm when families leave the late morning Easter service.

Families of all ages filled up the restaurant and the Easter bunny even made an appearance.

Up next is the busiest day of the year, Mother's day, which is just around the corner this spring.