KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - As part of an effort to feed hungry people in East Tennessee, WWE Wrestling star Kane worked as a celebrity server at Mooyah Burgers, Fries & Shakes on Thursday evening.
Glenn "Kane" Jacobs served at the Mooyah location at 7301 Kingston Pike in Knoxville between 5:30 and 9:00 p.m.
Mooyah won a celebrity server thanks to a recent Faith to End Hunger food drive, where Knoxville restaurants collected as many non-perishable food items as possible. During Thursday evening's event, 10 percent of revenue earned was donated to Faith to End Hunger.
"I was actually impressed by what everybody did," Jacobs said. "There were five restaurants around Knoxville that participated. They all did a great job, and I'm just very proud of what everybody did."
Jacobs said he attends these types of charity events because they are a lot of fun for him, but they also hold a deeper meaning for the wrestler.
"I think I'm the typical story you hear from a lot of people, I grew up in a family that didn't have a whole lot, but I never went to bed hungry," Jacobs said. "I never knew what that was like, and I can't imagine what that's like. We're such an affluent society that I don't think hunger should be a problem, especially here in East Tennessee, but unfortunately it is."
Jacobs said he appreciated the large crowd that came out to the restaurant to see him for the event.
"I guess the message is, I think we're all here to make the world a better place," Jacobs said.