NRA CEO named 'No Kid Hungry Hero'

National Restaurant Association President and CEO Dawn Sweeney has been named a "No Kid Hungry Hero" by Share Our Strength. She was honored at a June 4 awards dinner in Washington, D.C., benefitting Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry campaign. "I am humbled to accept this recognition on behalf of the restaurant industry," Sweeney said.

Papa John's raises $400K for Oklahoma tornado relief efforts

Papa John's fundraiser for the Oklahoma tornado recovery efforts was held May 26 and raised approximately $400,000 in donations. On that day, $1 from every pizza order was donated to the Salvation Army's Oklahoma recovery efforts. "We are thrilled that...

Restaurants join Round It Up America program for relief efforts

When deadly tornadoes hit Oklahoma recently, Round It Up America already had funds reserved before a warning siren was ever sounded. Round It Up America, which invites restaurant guests to "round up" their checks to the nearest dollar and donate...

Chuck E. Cheese's joins Oklahoma tornado relief efforts

Chuck E. Cheese's has organized a statewide effort to assist families in Oklahoma after tornados ravaged the area last month.

Top That! Pizza plans fundraiser for Oklahoma tornado victims

Tulsa, Okla.-based Top That! Pizza will host a fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

NOLA Domino's pitches in for continued Katrina relief

New Orleans Domino's Pizza has continued its partnership with the United Way of Southeast Louisiana Area and, in conjunction with Rebuild Together, has raised $11,500 toward the rebuild of a home in the Hollygrove neighborhood. Domino's will help host a...

Patxi's Pizza hosting Boston Marathon fundraiser

Patxi's Pizza announced it will donate 10 percent of all proceeds from lunch, dinner, dine-in, carryout and delivery sales on May 2 to One Fund Boston, a campaign created to raise money for the bombing victims of the Boston Marathon...

Rep. Edwards: Minimum wage increase will lead to stronger middle class

The Restaurant Opportunities Centers United's newly formed group of business owners to lobby in support of minimum wage increases met Wednesday with representatives to address a variety of issues that face their workers. The group, called RAISE — Restaurants Advancing...

Sam & Louie's joins campaign to end childhood hunger

Sam & Louie's has partnered up with the "Spring into Action" campaign in Omaha, Neb., the first collaborative city-wide food and fund drive aimed at ending childhood hunger. Along with the mayor's office and the faith community in Omaha, Sam...

Canadian pizza chain recycling electronic devices for Earth Month

To celebrate Earth Month, Canada's Pizza Pizza is bringing back its Cells for Slices campaign. Throughout April, customers visiting the 365 traditional restaurant locations in Ontario, Winnipeg and Regina will be able to trade their unwanted handheld devices in exchange...

Companies provide assistance to pizzerias for Hurricane Sandy relief

PERFORMANCE Foodservice-ROMA and Bacio Cheese Company presented a check for $429,482 to the American Red Cross for Hurricane Sandy relief during a special ceremony at the annual International Pizza Expo in Las Vegas this week. The companies launched their Bacio...

Minnesota pizzeria partners with local brewer for food bank fundraiser

Green Mill For Good, the fundraising arm of St. Paul, Minn.-based Green Mill Restaurant and Bar, raised more than $35,000 for area food banks during its fundraiser last year.

Fox's Pizza Den operator receives state Restaurant Assoc. award

Scott Anthony, a Fox's Pizza Den operator in Punxsutawney, Pa., has received the Pennsylvania Restaurant and Lodging Association's Good Neighbor Award last weekend. Anthony, who is also a member of the National Restaurant Association's Pizza Industry Council, was also recently...

Figaro's awards 40 new grants as part of charity program

H.E.L.P., a grant program created by the shareholders and franchisees of Figaro's Italian Pizza, has awarded 40 grants totaling more than $9,300 as part of its latest fundraising round which ended Feb. 15. This brings the total amount of grants...

Domino's delivers fire safety tips through March

Domino's Pizza has partnered with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) for its annual fire safety campaign during March. Throughout the month, Domino's pizza boxes will include fire safety tips to remind people how they can stay fire safe. "Spring...

N.C. Papa John's units raising money for juvenile diabetes

All Papa John's locations throughout North Carolina are offering 30-percent discounts for online orders now through Feb. 24.

Domino's Pizza sets fundraising record for St. Jude's

Domino's Pizza raised more than $3.5 million for the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital during its 2012 St.

Papa John's tackling hunger through Facebook campaign

Papa John's has announced its support for Party City's Taste of the NFL effort to fight hunger. Taste of the NFL is the premier food and wine event at the Super Bowl, Feb. 3.

Villa Enterprises raises $32K for breast cancer center

Villa Enterprises Management Ltd. Inc., a global multiconcept restaurant operator, presented a check in the amount of $32,500 to The Rippel Breast Center in the Carol G.

Pizza Pizza passes $1M milestone for Children's Miracle Network

Toronto-based Pizza Pizza announced that its charitable program, Slices for Smiles, has raised more than $1 million in funds since its inception in 2007. This year's effort raised $275,000. Funds go toward the Children's Miracle Network and its 14 affiliated hospitals throughout Canada.

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