There's a new place to eat at 109 S. Washington

There's a new restaurant in downtown Wellington, it's the Wishing Well at 109 S. Washington. Owner, Teresa Vaughn and crew opened for business on Saturday, April 6.

"My daughter calls it 'down-home ma'ma-cookin'," Vaughn said. "We hand bread our own chicken fries, or own onion rings– breakfast, lunch and dinner we have a full menu." 'Wishing Well' isn't just a name, the restaurant actually has a wooden, wishing well setting next to the front counter.

"All the money that people put in it is going to the Make a Wish Foundation," the owner said. Vaughn said that the first breakfast service on Saturday was a bit slow, but that would change later in the day.

"They slammed us for lunch, we were busy," she said. "It's picking up." Vaughn and a couple family members have experience in the restaurant business, and many people around town may remember her from her days working at Linda's Lunch Box before it closed.

"When we started in here [at 109 S. Washington] there was nothing, and we've filled it up and, I think made a really nice restaurant," Vaughn said. She knows that opening any business, especially a restaurant is a risky venture, buy says she is in it for the long haul.

"I know people like to set in the window and watch cars go by," Vaughn said. "I think this is an awesome location. The people that we're leasing from, the Longs, are awesome people, I can't say enough about them."

The current hours at the Wishing Well are 6 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 4:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Thursday through Saturday. Vaughn said the speciality is the chicken fried steak, and hamburgers. The eatery also has a salad bar. The owner invites the community to give her place a try.

"It's a learning experience for us, and hopefully a wonderful experience for the people of Wellington," Vaughn said.