Cathy’s Westway Cafe owner Cathy Hetterscheidt to reopen the Breakfast Club

WICHITA — Cathy’s Westway Cafe owner Cathy Hetterscheidt is reopening the Breakfast Club next month.

“I love this,” she says of running restaurants. “My customers are like family. It’s just fun.”

The Breakfast Club, which was at the southeast corner of McCormick and Seneca, closed several months ago.

Hetterscheidt, whose other cafe is near Pawnee and Seneca, has been working with Breakfast Club landlord Craig Gabel to reopen it.

“He’s kind of mentored me through everything,” she says. “I thought I knew everything when I opened the first one.”

Hetterscheidt’s first restaurant was Cathy’s Diner at Kellogg and Market where the Doo Dah Diner is now.

“I’d waited tables for years and kind of thought I was smart about everything,” she says.

Her current cafe has been open since August. Hetterscheidt says business is “really, really, really good.”

At the Breakfast Club, she’ll serve breakfast food and home-style meals from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and be open 24 hours a day on Friday and Saturday. Sunday, the restaurant will close at 2 p.m.

Hetterscheidt says to look for the Breakfast club to open by the third week of March.