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Twin Peaks Raises $100K for Military Families and First Responders

Twin Peaks Restaurant, the ultimate sports lodge renowned for its 29-degree draft beer, scratch-made food and handcrafted cocktails, announces a remarkable achievement: raising $100,000 for the Tunnel to Towers Foundation so far in 2024, bringing total lifetime donations since partnering with the nonprofit to $370,000 – with no plans of slowing down. Tunnel to Towers […]

Giving Kitchen Announces Fall Fundraising Campaign

In the fast-paced world of food service, where every meal and beverage tells a story of dedication and passion, Giving Kitchen is stirring up something special. Giving Kitchen, a James Beard Foundation Award-winning nonprofit organization dedicated to providing financial assistance and a network of community resources to food service workers in times of crisis, announces […]

Smokey Bones Partners with the Robert Irvine Foundation to Support Military Heroes

Smokey Bones, owned by FAT (Fresh. Authentic. Tasty.) Brands Inc., continues to join forces with the Robert Irvine Foundation to support our military heroes. On Wednesday, July 3, 2024, the “Masters of Meat” will host a day of giving to support the Robert Irvine Foundation by donating 15% of proceeds from restaurant purchases. This initiative furthers Smokey Bones’ […]

Maggiano’s Once Again Partners with Make-A-Wish

Helping grant transformative wishes for deserving children is as easy as using your knife and fork. For the 21st year, Maggiano’s Little Italy’sEat-A-Dish campaign with Make-A-Wish is returning to restaurants across the country. The annual fundraising campaign spotlights carefully curated new menu additions that appeal to the palate and help create memorable moments for children impacted by critical illness. […]

Patina Restaurant Group Celebrates Pride Month with Cocktails for Charities

This June, Patina Restaurant Group will be partnering with 21 Seeds Tequila to celebrate Pride Month at locations across Orlando, New York, and Boston. Four colorful and vibrant drinks are available, including the “Spicy Ms. Margarita” with cucumber jalapeno-infused tequila, and the “Proud Paloma” with grapefruit hibiscus-infused tequila.  As part of this initiative, Patina Restaurant Group will make donations to […]

Twin Peaks Raises Money for The Tunnel to Towers Foundation

Twin Peaks Restaurant, the ultimate sports lodge featuring made-from-scratch comfort food and scenic views, has a long history of supporting the Tunnel to Towers Foundation with fundraisers through golf tournaments and donations tied to professional football and basketball. This year, the sports bar plans to keep the charitable momentum going with special promotions to raise […]

Ninety Nine Restaurants Gives Customers Chance to Support The Folded Flag Foundation

As Memorial Day approaches, Ninety Nine Restaurants announced its continued support of The Folded Flag Foundation, a nonprofit that provides support grants and educational scholarships to the families of Gold Star veterans who gave their lives in service to our nation. From May 20-27, guests will be able to honor the sacrifice of fallen heroes and […]

Wings Etc. Donates $50,000 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Wings Etc. was pleased to present St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital with a check for $50,000 at the Wings Etc. Brand Summit held April 15–17 at FireKeepers Casino Hotel in Battle Creek, Mich. The contribution reflects the generosity of Wings Etc. consumers and the mission of the Wings Etc. Foundation formed in September 2023. Administered […]

Village Inn and Bakers Square to Raise Funds for Make-A-Wish

Village Inn and Bakers Square, two iconic restaurant brands under the BBQ Holdings umbrella, will launch an initiative benefiting Make-A-Wish during World Wish Month in April. In addition to a limited-time pancake offering, the brands are working to raise awareness for wish kid Isis, who was diagnosed with lymphoma. Isis’ favorite things include the color blue, […]

BJ’s Brings Back CureVeza Mexican-Style Lager

This May, the seasonal CureVeza Mexican-Style Lager is back by popular demand at BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse. For the second year in a row, BJ’s is brewing CureVeza to give back to its community. This year proceeds from the craft beer’s sale will be supporting pediatric cancer research. For every pint brewed, between May 2 through […]

Dave & Buster’s Takes Partnership with Make-A-Wish to New Level

Dave & Buster’s – the ultimate entertainment, restaurant, and sports watching destination for families and friends – is taking its long-standing partnership with Make-A-Wish to the next level with an exciting offer.  Having raised over $17 million for the organization since 2012 and helped grant more than 1,700 wishes to children battling critical illnesses, Dave & Buster’s is launching new fundraising opportunities to help […]

Iron Hill Crafts New Hazy IPA in Partnership with Make-A-Wish

Prepare to experience the enchantment of Hops & Wishes, a brand-new hazy IPA brewed by Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant (Iron Hill) in partnership with Make-A-Wish. The renowned East Coast brewery joins hands with the Philadelphia, Delaware, and Susquehanna Valley chapter of the National Make-A-Wish Foundation (Make-A-Wish) to introduce a heartwarming collaboration set to launch on April […]

Cameron Mitchell Restaurants Pledges $1 Million to Ohio State

The Ohio State University’s College of Education and Human Ecology announced a generous $1 million commitment from Cameron Mitchell Restaurants (CMR) on Monday for the renovation of Campbell Hall. The news was shared during The Big Dish, the Hospitality Management Program’s annual signature event, which celebrates the program’s graduating seniors and industry partners. The program’s […]

Red Robin Surpasses $1M Donation Milestone in First Year of Make-A-Wish Partnership

On April 2, Red Robin Gourmet Burgers announced it has surpassed $1 million in donations to Make-A-Wish, reaching a significant milestone in the first year of its multi-year partnership. Starting in February of 2023, Red Robin began donating 10 cents from every Kids’ Meal purchased, part of a $3 million pledge to the nonprofit over three […]

Ninety Nine Restaurant Launches Fundraising Effort for The Folded Flag Foundation

 The Nines are launching a six-week fundraising effort to support The Folded Flag Foundation, a nonprofit that provides support grants and educational scholarships to the families of Gold Star veterans who gave their lives in service to our nation. The fundraiser is launching at the same time as the Nines’ New Spring Flavors menu that will make giving […]

BJ’s Partners with Hav A Sole to Give Shoes to Children in Need

In the land of plenty, where dreams take flight, it is easy to forget that millions of children in the United States are living in poverty, deprived of even the most basic necessities, such as a pair of shoes. In the spirit of March college basketball, a season filled with come-from-behind upsets and heartwarming underdog stories, BJ’s Restaurant […]

US Foods Investing $2 Million More for Community Giving Funding

US Foods announced an increased strategic investment of nearly $2 million as part of the company’s 2024 “Helping Communities Make It” program. The additional dollars will enable new and innovative initiatives across the company’s three strategic community giving pillars: hunger relief, culinary education and disaster relief. US Foods associates will continue their integral role in […]

Smokey Bones Donates Over $100,000 to Robert Irvine Foundation

Smokey Bones, the Masters of Meat, owned by FAT (Fresh. Authentic. Tasty.) Brands Inc., is excited to share the success of its recent partnership with the Robert Irvine Foundation, a non-profit operated by celebrity Chef Robert Irvine committed to transforming the lives of service members, veterans, first responders, and their families. The donation comes on the heels […]

Logan’s Roadhouse Forms Partnership with GiftAMeal

Logan’s Roadhouse announces its collaboration with GiftAMeal, the innovative cause-marketing program that turns customer photos into meals for local families in need. Starting Monday, February 26, 2024, GiftAMeal will be implemented at 108 Logan’s Roadhouse restaurant locations as the two join together in their shared mission to combat hunger and support local communities. Through the partnership with GiftAMeal, guests […]

Bob Evans Brings Back ‘Egg Crack, Give Back’ Fundraiser

Bob Evans Farmhouse Kitchen announced the return of the annual “Egg Crack, Give Back” fundraiser, continuing its tradition, now in its fourth year, of supporting agricultural education for America’s future farmers and gardeners. The fundraiser, which stands as a pillar in Bob Evans’ partnership with the National FFA Organization, will take place on February 22. […]

Carrabba’s Italian Grill Raising Money to Support Cancer Research

Carrabba’s Italian Grill is helping put the spotlight on triple negative breast cancer with a fundraising campaign to benefit the Triple Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC) Foundation. On Sunday, March 3 – Triple Negative Breast Cancer Day – Carrabba’s Italian Grill restaurants nationwide will donate $3 for any ordered Trio – three signature recipes on one […]

California Restaurant Foundation Awarded $3.5M in Grants in 2023

The California Restaurant Foundation (CRF), a nonprofit that has invested in and strengthened California’s restaurant community for 42 years, is celebrating a standout year in its legacy. 2023 was marked by significant increases in CRF’s financial aid ability and mentorship impact, which was extended to the Golden State’s food and beverage workers, independent restaurant owners […]

IHOP Creates ‘Stacking Up Joy’ Platform to Give Back to Local Communities

IHOP announced the launch of Stacking Up Joy, a nationwide platform designed to bring people together in the communities its restaurants serve. Giving back to others on a national and local scale is part of IHOP’s 65-year-old heritage, from supporting people experiencing food insecurity to the many individual franchise efforts in supporting smiles. IHOP’s Stacking […]

Outback Giving Back with ‘Cocktail for a Cause’

Kicking off next Wednesday, February 7, Outback is launching “Cocktail for a Cause” featuring the NEW Aussie Blue cocktail. For every Aussie Blue cocktail ordered in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Nevada, Outback will donate $1 to CORE (Children of Restaurant Employees) and for every Aussie Blue cocktail ordered in California, Outback will donate $1 to Restaurants Care. Both of these organizations provide financial […]

Black Bear Diner to Raise Funds for Make-A-Wish in North Texas

Black Bear Diner announced that its Burleson and Alliance diners will be hosting bear statue carving events in an effort to raise funds and drive donations for Make-A-Wish North Texas. Artist Ray Schulz will be carving two five-foot bear sculptures at Black Bear Diner’s Burleson (Saturday) and Alliance (Sunday) locations that will be sold to […]

Angry Crab Shack Continues to Give Back Amid Expansion

Angry Crab Shack was founded by Ron Lou in 2013, and ever since then the core value of giving back to the community has been instilled in the brand. Now 10 years and 22 locations later the brand remains committed to giving back to various local charities with contributions reaching nearly $1.5 million. In 2023 […]