By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Feb 09, 2021 at 12:31 PM

"Cash Mob MKE" is a weekly event – dare we call it a movement – that encourages folks to order from the same place on the same day and/or evening. The goal is to provide the restaurant with a stellar, sellout night, and in return, we get a delicious meal made with local love. 

The next Cash Mob MKE (#cashmobmke) will take place this Thursday, Feb. 11 at O'Lydia's Bar & Grill, 338 S. 1st St.

O'Lydia's is open for lunch and dinner from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. O'Lydia's offers onsite pick-up or limited dine-in. Call (414) 271-7546 to place an order.

O'Lydia's menu features made-from-scratch Irish and American fare. Highlights include a variety of sandwiches (hi, delicious Irish dip!), salads, myriad mac-and-cheese dishes and other comfort foods like Shepherd's Pie and meatloaf.

O'Lydia's will also feature a burger special during the cash mob for $8.95, which includes one side. The burger is a 1/2-pound Angus beef burger with smoked gouda and grilled onions on a pretzel roll and topped with a house-made spicy Asian mayonnaise.

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If you have not tried O'Lydia's Reuben rolls, you can't really call yourself a true Milwaukeean. With savory, slow-cooked corned beef and scratch-made wonton wraps, they're a rite of passage. 

O'Lydia's is a woman-owned, family business. Linda Sackett was the manager of the iconic Brown Bottle Pub for more than a decade before she opened O'Lydia's in 2011. Sackett is a caring restaurant owner who is committed to the Walker's Point community and beyond. She is also the mother of two sons, one of whom, Rick Sackett, is the GM of the restaurant. (They have a pretty incredible family story here.)

Like many local restaurants, O'Lydia's has struggled during the pandemic, so ... Let's (cash) mob 'em, Milwaukee!

Want to find out where we are mobbing with love before everybody else? Join us in our text group where we will give you an extra day to plan! Post your food photos to social media with the hashtag #cashmobmke and OnMilwaukee will occasionally draw random winners for fun prizes. Stay informed about O'Lydia's via their Facebook page.

Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.

Molly is a regular contributor to FOX6 News and numerous radio stations as well as the co-host of "Dandelions: A Podcast For Women.” She's received five Milwaukee Press Club Awards, served as the Pfister Narrator and is the Wisconsin State Fair’s Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Champion of 2019.