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What Restaurants are Doing for Hurricane Harvey, and How You Can Help

Restaurants have taken a leading role in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. From a local pizza chain giving away thousands of free pies to a national company donating millions, foodservice brands are stepping forward as Texas continues to recover from historic flooding and damage.

US Foods Launches New Scholarship Program with C-CAP

US Foods announced the creation of US Foods Scholars, a program that awards financial support and professional development opportunities to students who plan to pursue an education in the culinary arts and enter the restaurant industry.

Two BWW Operators Give Wing to Disadvantaged Youths

At a cursory glance, Karim Webb and Edward Barnett’s approach to employee retention is straightforward and not unlike other restaurant owners: Invest in your people, and your people will invest in your business.

Shoney’s Feeds the Hungry with Meal Pack-a-Thon

During Nashville-based Shoney’s 70th Anniversary convention, the entire franchise and corporate system gathered in Nashville for a meal pack-a-thon to benefit three local organizations that share missions to feed the hungry and help those in need.

Yuengling Presents $100,000 Donation to VFW

D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc. recognized the sacrifices that America’s veterans have made at the 118th Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) National Convention in New Orleans.Jennifer Yuengling presented a donation to the VFW for $100,000.

Neighborhood to Nation Contest Winner Shares Prize Winnings

Jennifer Shearer, co-owner of the PRESS Bistro in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, presented a $10,000 check to The Discover Downtown Johnstown Partnership today during a celebratory event to honor Shearer as the Grand Prize Winner in the 2017 Neighborhood to Nation Recipe Contest.

The Coca-Cola Company Pledges $1.5 Million to NRAEF

The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) announced that the Coca-Cola Company has committed $1.5 million to support the Foundation’s efforts to attract, empower and advance today’s and tomorrow’s restaurant and foodservice industry workforce.

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill Helping Combat Childhood Cancer

Communities across the country are invited to help raise funds to combat childhood cancer this month by stopping by Firebirds Wood Fired Grill for a glass of its refreshing, hand-squeezed lemonade. Firebirds will sell the lemonade Friday, June 9 to Saturday, June 10, 11:30 a.

Maggiano's Kicks Off Make-A-Wish Campaign

After 14 years, more than $7 million raised and more than 900 wishes granted, Maggiano's Little Italy once again kicking off its annual campaign benefiting Make-A-Wish, a nonprofit organization that grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions.