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Restaurant's Iconic Dollars Turned Into $10K For Charity

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Fat Smitty's is a burger dive on Highway 101 in Washington State that was, until recently, famous for the thousands of decorated dollar bills tacked to every available surface. This weekend, with the help of some local Boy Scouts, owner Carl “Fat Smitty” Schmidt took the money down with the intention of donating it. Manager Casey Carson, Schmidt's nephew, estimated it would be about $6,000. In actuality, it came to a grand total of $10,316.

$3,000 of the cash will go to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee and the rest will go to a local Boy Scout Camp. Fat Smitty's intends to start the whole project over again, so if you're in the area, stop by and stick a dollar on the wall. Just don't think about trying to take any down. That happened once, and it wasn't pretty: says Carson, "I just took the money back and threw his sorry ass out."

Video: Inside Fat Smitty's Restaurant in Discovery Bay, WA

· Eatery’s Famous Money Walls to Be Stripped Bare For Charity [PDN]
· How Much Was Stuck to Fat Smitty’s Walls? $10,316! [PDN]