Maggiano’s Little Italy has been raising funds for Make-A-Wish to help create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses for 16 years during its annual Eat-A-Dish for Make-A-Wish campaign. This year, Maggiano’s is raising the bar with an attempt to grant one additional wish with its first Wish Wednesday.

On Wednesday, August 7, Maggiano’s will donate $1 from every pasta dish and every chef-featured dish ordered. Guests can choose from more than 15 classic or specialty pasta entrees, or chef-featured dishes such as: Banana Split Pancakes, Salmon with Crispy Calabrian Shrimp, Pesto Perlini Mozzarella and Banana Split Cheesecake. Maggiano’s will also donate 50 cents for every Wish Lemonade or Summer Lemonade purchased.

Maggiano’s has been raising funds for Make-A-Wish through its Eat-A-Dish for Make-A-Wish campaign since June by donating $1 from select chef-featured items and 50 cents from select beverages with a goal of raising $1 million for the nonprofit.

“Maggiano’s is dedicated to making people feel special and Make-A-Wish creates precious memories and life-changing moments for the wish kids,” says Kelly C. Baltes, president of Maggiano’s. “It gives us the utmost joy to know we are helping transform lives, one wish at a time.”

Since 2003, Maggiano’s and Make-A-Wish have teamed up to create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. With the help of guests and passionate teammates across the country, Maggiano’s has raised more than $9 million and helped grant more than 1,200 wishes.

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