Calling all fans of the pink-bowed cartoon character known as Hello Kitty! The international feline is making a stop — sort of — in Spokane next weekend, on Saturday, April 21
Sanrio's Hello Kitty Cafe Truck
is setting up shop outside River Park Square from 10 am-8 pm (outside Williams-Sonoma on Main) to serve up giant cookies, pocket pies ($10), three-piece boxed cookie sets ($12), keychains ($6.50), stainless steel thermal bottles ($29-$36) and bow-shaped water bottles ($3), according to organizers.
There will also be Hello Kitty Cafe-branded T-shirts ($27), bow headbands ($30), boxed petit fours ($14) and boxed macarons ($15) for sale. While supplies last, customers can get a free mini-tote bag when they make a $25 food purchase.
If you plan to stop by, be ready to wait in line for this popular attraction as you meet other megafans.
"Since the Hello Kitty Cafe Truck made its debut in October 2014 as part of Sanrio’s first food-related venture, the cafe on wheels has delighted thousands of fans from all over the U.S., drawing crowds of up to hundreds of Hello Kitty lovers at each stop. To date, two Hello Kitty Cafe trucks have traveled to more than 60 cities across both coasts — from Los Angeles, Seattle and Houston — to Chicago, New York and Florida."
Hello Kitty made her debut back in 1974, and has become one of the most popular cartoon characters in modern pop culture, with two theme parks, tons of products, a Macy's parade balloon, TV shows, fine jewelry and even commercial jets bearing her likeness. There's even a Hello Kitty-themed maternity hospital in Taiwan.
The Hello Kitty Cafe
has locations around the world, including Seoul, Thailand, Australia and Irvine, California.