October is just about here, which means it's time for us to announce a new Listener Lunch restaurant! Every Tuesday in October, we'll be taking listener to lunch at...

Runt's Munchies in Downtown Cedar Rapids!


One of my favorite things about Runt's Munchies is that you can order items that you can't get anywhere else. I mean, where else can you go that has 12 different flavors of egg rolls?! And that's not even counting the DESSERT eggrolls! Owner Jess Johnson informed us this morning that there are four new flavors of eggrolls that the restaurant now offers: Chicken Pot Pie, Veggie Pot Pie, Hot Beef, and Creamed Chicken. The Creamed Chicken is AMAZING.

If eggrolls aren't your thing, there are plenty of other options on the menu at Runt's. A few of the items I love include the Pickle Wrap Dip, the Loaded Mashed Potato Bombs, the Club Wrap, the Garlic Parm Wings, and the sliders. And don't forget about the "Case of Yum!" On your way out, make sure you pick up some of the awesome baked goods that Jess bakes herself each day. There's always something new and fun to try.

If you're interested in having Listener Lunch with us in the month of October, all you have to do is sign up HERE! If selected, you and six of your coworkers will be invited to have a free lunch with us on a Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. Once you're entered, you're in for the rest of the year, so you only need to enter once. We hope to see you soon!

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