New company takes over managing WVC’s Red Café

Sep 29, 2020

Mt. Carmel, Ill.— Wabash Valley College is excited to announce that it has entered into a partnership with Manish Malhotra, who owns the company MRM3 LLC which operates several Wings Etc. and Arby’s locations.

Malhotra is leasing the Red Café and started serving WVC’s students and community on Monday, Sept. 21.

Malhotra said that he heard about the opportunity “through Mike Carpenter and Tanner Morris — our favorite guests at Wings Etc.,” and that he became interested in the opportunity because of his experience as an international student. “I knew how much I missed not having a good meal at college at affordable price,” so he decided to change that.

The new management of the Red Café also means new food options are now available.

“We have an assorted menu which has some Arby’s and Wings Etc. favorites along with dinner specials each day,” said Malhotra. “We will also ensure that we have some vegan/vegetarian options available as well.”

The café is going be open in the evenings in order to better serve WVC’s student body and community.

Malhotra holds a Bachelors in Hotel Management and was with Arby’s Restaurant Group for 12 years.

“Now, we own six Wings Etc. Restaurants and two Arby’s locations in the Midwest, with the closest ones in Princeton, Indiana,” said Malhotra.

Malhotra also noted that they currently employ several WVC students in the café and that they are still looking to employ more.

Be sure to stop in, grab a bite to eat and support our new partner! They are presently serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. They will also be taking call-in orders between serving hours. Their hours are 7:30 a.m. – 8 p.m., Monday through Friday, and the phone number for the Red Café is 618-263-5067.