Romacorp, Inc., the parent company of Tony Roma’s and TR Fire Grill, invites fans everywhere to support children in their local community by purchasing a Make-A-Wish Fundraising Card any day during the month of October. An amazing deal valued at nearly $50, each Make-A-Wish Fundraising Card is available for only $20 and gives guests four free appetizers, letting them help grant a wish while sharing a dish. Proceeds from each card sold at participating Tony Roma’s and TR Fire Grill restaurants will go to the restaurant’s local Make-A-Wish chapter, ensuring the proceeds benefit children in each local community.

“With two restaurant concepts that are highly focused on being interwoven into the fabric of each of our local communities, the entire Romacorp team—Tony Roma’s and TR Fire Grill alike—are proud to partner with Make-A-Wish to help grant the heartfelt wishes of children in our communities,” says Jim Rogers, chief marketing officer at Romacorp, Inc. “We do this special fundraising program twice a year, and each time we see more and more of a difference made in each individual community. It’s important to us to use our influence to make changes in the lives of children and families around the world, and Make-A-Wish gives us the opportunity to do this.”

With the help of volunteers and fundraisers like this one, Make-A-Wish grants a wish somewhere in the world every 35 minutes. The organization has granted more than 270,000 wishes since its inception in 1980, and continues to change the lives of children every day. In November 2016, Tony Roma’s debuted its new global prototype restaurant in Orlando, Florida, and partnered with Make-A-Wish of Central and Northern Florida by donating a portion of sales from its VIP event to support the organization. In addition, the TR Fire Grill team hosted the “Cookies for a Cause” fundraiser in December 2016, giving guests a sweet way to sprinkle some good-will during the holiday season. The new Make-A-Wish Fundraising program builds on this partnership and brings the fundraising effort to communities in Florida, Texas, Iowa, Illinois, and California.

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