KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Yassin’s Falafel House is offering a sweet treat today in recognition of the historic Inauguration Day.
Owner Yassin Terou said on Twitter his restaurants are offering free baklava to women in honor of Vice President Kamala Harris becoming the first woman to be elected to the office.
“Presidents, they’re going to come and go. But this historic minute is going to stay, so we want to celebrate it,” Terou said.
To do that, Yassin’s is giving away free baklava.
The offer was made to female customers, but Terou told us during an interview that he would expand it to men also observing the milestone.
For Terou, it strikes a personal chord.
“My three kids are females. … My strongest team and my friends in the store, the strongest are females, so that’s what makes it extra special for me,” Terou said.
“It is an incredible honor to work in a place that lifts up women and supports the community,” Yassin’s employee Caroline Darwin said.
The special treat comes as no surprise to those that work at Yassin’s, as well as to mother-daughter duo Amanda and Phoebe Webster.
“It’s a really great example of how you can achieve your goals,” Amanda said.
“We’ve never had a female vice president. It’s really exciting to see somebody that can represent us up that high in government,” Phoebe said.
Yassin’s is open until 9 p.m. at both locations, downtown on Walnut Street and in West Knoxville on North Peters Road.