Pizza concepts issue nearly $10K in grants for charity fundraiser

H.E.L.P., the Charity announced that for its latest grant period, which ended Feb. 15, it issued 32 awards of grants totaling $9,282.99. This brings the total awards of grants since H.E.L.P., the Charity began in October, 2010, to 306 awards of grants totaling $65,008.11. According to a news release, through its grant program, H.E.L.P.

Domino's Pizza launches annual fire protection campaign

Domino's Pizza has launched its annual fire protection awareness campaign, coinciding with daylight savings time. The chain has teamed up with the National Fire Protection Association to remind customers to change their smoke alarm batteries when they change their clocks....

Domino's turns in record donation for St. Jude fundraiser

Domino's Pizza raised a record high amount of donations for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital during its 10th annual St.

Boston's Restaurant fundraiser launched to support No Kid Hungry

Boston's Restaurant and Sports Bar is hosting its 16th annual Boston's Cares fundraising campaign now through Feb. 23.

Study: Restaurant consumers want more focus on sustainability

Sustainability and social responsibility are taking on greater importance within the foodservice industry, according to a study just completed by research firm Technomic. According to a news release, the research included input from foodservice consumers, operators and suppliers to better...

NRA chief lands spot on 'Most Powerful People in Food' list

The National Restaurant Association's President and CEO Dawn Sweeney has been named one of 2014's "Most Powerful People in Food" by The Daily Meal. Sweeney was recognized for her leadership in directing NRA's food safety, environmental sustainability, foodservice education and...

Boston Pizza Foundation launches new kid-focused cause

The Boston Pizza Foundation today announced the launch of a new signature cause for its national fundraising and charitable efforts called Boston Pizza Foundation Future Prospects. According to a news release, BPF Future Prospects will work with leading organizations across...

Yum! Brands' breaks fundraising record for hunger relief initiative

Yum! Brands' 2013 World Hunger Relief efforts raised a record-breaking $37 million in cash and food donations for the World Food Programme and other hunger relief agencies. The annual initiative featured Grammy Award-winner Christina Aguilera as its ambassador. According to...

Patxi's nearly doubles fundraising donations

San Francisco-based Patxi's Pizza announced that it has beaten its fundraising goal by 44 percent through its 52 Weeks of Giving Community Fundraising Program. Patxi's started the program in 2010 with the goal of providing community support to organizations who...

NYPD Pizza hosts holiday toy drive

NYPD Pizza will host a toy drive to benefit Cardon Children's Medical Center in Mesa, Ariz. The toy drive will run through Dec.

NRAEF celebrates financial support from Sodexo

The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation announced that it received a $100,000 contribution from Sodexo Inc. in support of the foundation's ProStart program.

Pizza Hut offers support for Philippines disaster relief

Pizza Hut announced that it will designate a percentage of its World Hunger Relief donations through Yum! Brands to recovery efforts in the Philippines following Typhoon Haiyan. The World Food Programme estimates that roughly 2.5 million survivors from the typhoon...

Boston Pizza raising funds for Philippines relief efforts

In response to Typhoon Haiyan which affected millions of people across the Philippines, Boston Pizza and the Boston Pizza Foundation have announced a national fundraising initiative to support relief efforts. On Nov.

MOD Pizza to donate percentage of pizza sales to food banks, shelters

MOD Pizza announced the start of its "Spreading MODness" campaign, which will donate $1 from every pizza sold, in every MOD location, to local food banks and shelters. The campaign will run from Nov.

Figaro's charitable arm awards 50 new grants

Figaro's Italian Pizza's H.E.L.P., the Charity, announced that for its latest grant period, which ended Oct. 15, it awarded 50 grants totaling $15,280.20. The latest numbers bring the total awarded grants since the charity began to 275, adding up to $55,721.12. Through its grant program, H.E.L.P.

Yum! Brands directs $1.5 million to Philippine hunger relief

Yum! Brands has announced that it is directing $1.5 million from its World Hunger Relief global effort to provide food to families affected by the recent typhoon in the Philippines. The funds will help the United Nations World Food Programme...

Fundraising platform lets restaurant-goers 'dine out and give back'

A new charitable giving platform has launched that gives foodies a chance to donate to their favorite causes when they purchase gift certificates to restaurants. allows users to choose particular causes they wish to support when they are purchasing...

The Loop Pizza Grill launches seasonal coupon fundraiser

The Loop Pizza Grill is offering a free $5 gift card and holiday savings book valued at $35 to customers who purchase a gift card of $25 or more. The promotion runs from Nov.

Domino's UK offers support for murdered employee's family

Domino's Pizza UK is paying for the flights of family members of an employee who was murdered. Sheffield employee Thavisha Lakindu Peiris was attacked last weekend during a pizza delivery, and died from his stab wounds. Thavisha's father, Sarath Mahinda...

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