Legal Sea Foods Donates $100K to Boston Children's Hospital

Legal Sea Foods Restaurant Group, the iconic New England-based restaurant brand with over 20 locations along the East Coast, has continued its philanthropic efforts with Boston Children’s Hospital, donating $100,000 earlier this month.  The restaurant brand has been a loyal supporter of the hospital, and is committed to raising funds through various initiatives including its holiday gift card fundraiser and its annual Chowda Day event. The recent proceeds were hand-delivered by Legal Sea Foods and PPX Hospitality leadership who were then treated to a private tour of the research facility these funds aim to support.

“There is no greater inspiration than healthy children.  At Legal Sea Foods, we are very committed to supporting Boston Children’s Hospital research in their search for cures, in addition to the wonderful care they provide to children and adolescents,” says Ann Marie Escobar, Brand President and Chief Operating Officer of Legal Sea Foods Restaurant Group. “We are so grateful to our amazing guests and restaurant teams who participate in these fundraising events which allow us to help fuel discoveries at Boston Children’s year after year.” 

The donation was accepted by Dr. Leonard Zon who leads the Stem Cell Research Program at Boston Children’s Hospital. The Legal Sea Foods team presented the hospital with a $100,000 check to help fund the hospital's Zon Laboratory to advance essential research. Dr. Zon and his talented team graciously guided the Legal Sea Foods group on a tour of the lab, where they were able to see the direct impact of their fundraising efforts in the Stem Cell Research Program and learn more about the everyday work in researching blood cancers and other diseases using the zebrafish model of research. 

In addition to this exciting initiative, Legal Sea Foods is thrilled to announce that its Kendall Square location in Cambridge will be reopening later this spring. The location closed due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Following last year’s acquisition by PPX Hospitality Brands, Legal Sea Foods Restaurant Group has been invigorated with resuming restaurant operations, investing in remodels, seeking out new development plans, and reinforcing its commitment to existing employees while growing its footprint and team.

“We are very excited to bring our Kendall Square location back online for all those who had been missing our taste of New England in the Cambridge market,” says Kimberly Lapine, Chief Marketing Officer at PPX Hospitality. “Since the PPX Hospitality acquisition, we have worked strategically with the Legal Sea Foods team to enhance and fortify the brand across all locations and platforms and look forward to our continued growth and development in 2022 and beyond.”

Legal Sea Foods Kendall Square is located at 355 Main Street, Cambridge, MA 02142. The space will hold nearly 300 occupants and provide over 60 jobs locally. The restaurant renovation features an all-new private dining room available for special events, contemporary upgrades to the main bar & lounge areas, new dining room furnishings, textures, flooring and light fixtures and an upgraded patio dining experience. The grand re-opening is slated for mid-May. Legal Sea Foods Kendall Square is now hiring for all positions. 

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