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The Greene Turtle Takes the 'Polar Plunge' for a Cause

Late last month, team members from The Greene Turtle’s corporate offices in Columbia, Maryland, as well as some of its corporately owned restaurants, literally dove into the company’s commitment to charitable outreach when they took part in a “Polar Plunge” benefitting Special Olympics Maryland (SOMD).

Pastry and Philanthropy Go Hand in Hand

Women are rising in pastry, says Erika Chan, pastry chef for The Publican, Publican Quality Meats, and Anker in Chicago. “Truly there are just so many talents in the pastry game right now, and we’re seeing more female rising stars than ever,” Chan says.

Golden Corral’s New Prototype Propels Brand into the Future

In order to keep up with the growing competition and draw a younger crowd, Golden Corral is undergoing the company’s largest redesign yet as it aims to revamp the look and feel of its restaurants.When the 46-year-old company unveiled its refined, modern look last year the initial response was “overwhelmingly positive,” Golden Corral president and CEO Lance Trenary told FSR recently at the company’s Raleigh, North Carolina, headquarters.

Glory Days Grill Raises Record Amount at Golf Tournament

Glory Days Grill hosted its 31st annual golf tournament at the Westfield’s Golf Club in Clifton, Virginia on Tuesday, October 16. The annual tournament raised a record $63,049 of which $35,000 has been designated for the tournament's main beneficiary, The Sunshine Foundation.

Hwy 55's Braille Menu Sparks a Movement

One person's decision to improve another person's life, no matter how small, can have a ripple effect they never saw coming. One act of kindness that is making waves across the restaurant industry began at a Hwy 55 restaurant in Huntington, West Virginia.

P.F. Chang’s Partners with Jeremy Lin to Help Fight Bullying on the Basketball Court

P.F. Chang's is joining with Jeremy Lin and Kickstradomis to turn a negative into a positive. Nearly one year ago while playing in a high school basketball game, multi-racial players Nathan Stockman and his teammate, Bobby, a young man who is now a Division 1 student athlete, were taunted with vile racist chants by students from the opposing school.

O'Charley's Military Commitment Endures Through the Decades

Craig Barber, a former Denny’s franchisee who once chaired the brand’s franchisee association, joined American Blue Ribbon Holdings LLC in October of 2017. By January he was also president of O’Charley’s and its 203 locations nationwide.

Huddle House Makes $2,000 Donation to Georgia 4-H

With an appetite for giving back, Huddle House participated in Giving Tuesday by donating $2,000 to the Georgia chapter of the nation’s largest youth leadership development organization, 4-H.Looking to give back to an organization that has positively impacted local Huddle House communities, the brand conducted a Facebook poll leading up to Giving Tuesday (November 27).

Iron Hill Brewery and Restaurant Raises Funds for CureSearch

Delaware-based Iron Hill Brewery and Restaurant welcomed their national charity partner and recipient of their Triple Chocolate Hill giving initiative, CureSearch for Children’s Cancer, this afternoon at their flagship store in Wilmington, DE and presented the organization with a check for $32,766.

Buffalo Wild Wings Raises $1.2 million for Boys & Girls Clubs

Boys & Girls Clubs of America announced that Buffalo Wild Wings, together with Guests and Franchisees, raised more than $1.2 million during its annual fundraising promotion in October. The funds will create more team sports opportunities for thousands of Boys & Girls Club kids and teens across the country next year.

Hooters Raises $615K in Fight Against Breast Cancer

Hooters raised $615,000 this October by asking America to #GiveAHoot in the fight against breast cancer during its month-long fundraising campaign in support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month—adding up to a total amount of more than $5.