Philanthropy

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Grand Chefs Gala

2017 marks the 20th anniversary of Chicago’s premier culinary experience; the Grand Chefs Gala presented by The Greater Illinois Chapter of The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. On, February 3 from 6 p.m. to midnight, Navy Pier’s Grand Ballroom will be luminously transformed to celebrate this sterling occasion while 50 of Chicago’s most elite chefs and mixologists create signature dishes, delicious desserts, and one-of-a-kind cocktails for attendees.

Hwy 55 Using Popular Menu Item to Benefit Children on National Southern Food Day

Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes & Fries is putting its Classic “Carolina Style” Hamburger special to work on National Southern Food Day in order to help children.On January 22, Hwy 55 will donate $1 for each Classic Carolina-Style Hamburger special to benefit Speedway Children’s Charities, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides funding for hundreds of non-profit organizations that meet the direct needs of children throughout the nation.

Chefs Raise Money, Awareness at DC's Capital Food Fight

Spike Mendelsohn understands the responsibility better than most. Over the course of his career, he has competed on Bravo’s “Top Chef,” Food Network’s “Iron Chef,” hosted the channel's "Kitchen Sink," and appeared on “The Rachel Ray Show,” among other marquee events.

Tilted Kilt Raises Nearly $60K for Folds of Honor

Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery’s “Toast to Heroes” fundraiser raised $59,902 for Folds of Honor through the sale of paper dog tags at all Tilted Kilt locations nationwide. Folds of Honor provides educational scholarships to family members and dependents of fallen or disabled service members.

O’Charley’s Raises Over $91K for The Folded Flag Foundation

O’Charley’s announced that with the support of its guests the classic American restaurant has donated $91,663 to The Folded Flag Foundation, an organization that provides scholarships and educational support grants to families of fallen soldiers.

Kontos Foods Donates $10,000 in Food to Local Charities

Kontos Foods, Inc., a U.S.-based manufacturer and distributor of traditional Greek and Mediterranean foods, announced that during this holiday season the company has donated over 250 cases of Pita Bread, Flatbread and Baklava to organizations dedicated to fighting hunger and poverty in New Jersey.

North Carolina's Eschelon Experiences Donates More than $77K

Eschelon Experiences announced its total giving contribution of more than $77,000 to the North Carolina Triangle region in 2016. From digging in the dirt, to hosting chef dinners, donating auction items, and engaging in friendly fundraising competitions amongst the restaurants, the hospitality group worked diligently to serve up more than just food to the greater Raleigh community.

Buffalo Wild Wings Donates $1.1M to Boys & Girls Clubs of America

In support of Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Buffalo Wild Wings is donating a total of $1.1 million raised during the month of October through the annual Team Up for Kids fundraiser. These funds will go to support Buffalo Wild Wings' national partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of America, focused on youth sports programs and select facility improvement projects at Boys & Girls Clubs across the country.

bd’s Mongolian Grill Raises More Than $24,000 for Folds of Honor

In an effort to support the spouses and children of U.S. fallen and disabled military members, popular create-your-own stir-fry restaurant bd’s Mongolian Grill raised $24,543 through a Veterans Day fundraiser held November 1 through 13, which benefited the Folds of Honor Foundation.

Maybe It Takes a Restaurant, Not a Village

When Monetta White and her husband, Chef David Lawrence, opened their modern Southern restaurant 1300 on Fillmore in San Francisco in 2007, their initial plan quickly expanded to something greater. The couple embraced the idea of giving back to the youth of the community, an ethos that extends to their latest venture, Black Bark BBQ, a restaurant located a few doors down in the same Western Addition neighborhood.

The Cheesecake Factory Ready for Annual Thanksgiving Day Feast

In the spirit of sharing and giving this holiday season, on Thanksgiving Day more than 3,000 The Cheesecake Factory staff members will join together in 13 cities around the United States to prepare and serve sit-down meals at The Cheesecake Factory’s 15th annual Thanksgiving Day Feast.

BJ's Restaurants Allowing Guests to Buy a Hero a Beer

BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. announced the launch of Buy a Hero a Beer, a program for guests to honor the heroes among us, including first responders.“This new program is designed to engage the entire nation in recognizing the heroes in our country, in our communities, and in our personal lives,” says Greg Trojan, president and CEO of BJ's Restaurants, Inc.