Springfield restaurant to be sold by current owners

Thanksgiving tradition of dinners for homeless expected to continue

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The Touch of Garlic restaurant may soon be under new ownership in Springfield’s East Forest Park.

After 22 years in the kitchen, A Touch of Garlic founder and owner Joe Rescia’s hanging up his chef’s hat, and will join the Kittredge Restaurant Equipment company.

Co-owner, Attorney Kara Rescia told 22News that business isn’t what it used to be. “It would be a lie if every restaurant owner didn’t admit it’s been a tough time, and the economy has affected all businesses. And does it affect local business in the world of the super chains? Absolutely.”

Attorney Rescia expects the new owners to continue an 18 year tradition at A Touch of Garlic; the serving of free dinners to the homeless on Thanksgiving.

She’s giving at least a month’s notice to provide time for gift certificate holders to use them before the sale.

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