Cousins Subs awards $3,000 grant to Hope House

The Cousins Subs Make It Better Foundation has awarded Hope House of Milwaukee, Inc. a $3,000 grant to support the Shining Stars Youth Education Program in Milwaukee's Walker's Point neighborhood.


A look at McDonald's healthier menu, marketing plan

In addition to eliminating soda from Happy Meals, McDonald's will also offer vegetable, fruit and salads as a fry substitute.

MasterCard drives dining with a purpose

Restaurants provided opportunity to join MasterCard and Stand Up to Cancer

Restaurant brands pitch in for Oklahoma tornado relief

Chains have been handing out food to victims and first responders, as well as directing their social fan base to relief organizations.

Yum! Brands social responsibility report focuses on nutrition, sustainability

The company is currently working to synchronize its animal welfare program and policies throughout all of its global markets.

How a cause marketing program benefits one restaurant brand

Studies show that many consumers seek out dining choices based on an establishment's philanthropic efforts.

Restaurant industry steps up franchising incentives for military veterans

Chains are actively recruiting veterans with startup discounts to reintegrate them into the workforce.

Restaurants take the lead in hunger crisis aid

A new report shows that one in five Americans don't know how they'll afford their next meal.

Recipe development efforts increase in childhood obesity fight

The foodservice industry is making healthy strides when it comes to serving nutritional meals to children.

Colorado restaurant chains pitch in for wildfire relief

Operators donating food and linking social media sites to American Red Cross page.

Cousins Subs undergoes a makeover for 40th anniversary

New products, branding and menu boards are among recent initiatives.

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Arby's aims to raise more than $3.2 million to fight childhood hunger

From August 18 until Sept. 28, Arby's restaurants will collect donations for the Arby's Foundation in support of its mission to end childhood hunger in partnership with the Share Our Strength No Kid Hungry Campaign. Now in its fourth year,...

Chick-fil-A partnering with THRIVE to offer specialty-grade coffee

Chick-fil-A announced today that it is partnering with THRIVE Farmers Coffee to offer specialty-grade coffee at its restaurants nationwide.

Cops will stake out Dunkin' Donuts rooftops to benefit Special Olympics

Law enforcement officers from throughout the state will stake out 33 Dunkin' Donuts rooftops to benefit Special Olympics Wisconsin, on Aug. 15, beginning at 6 a.m. through 11 a.m.

Carl's Jr. hosts Texas military foundation fundraiser

Andy Puzder, CEO of Carl's Jr. and Hardee's restaurant chains, has announced Carl's Jr.'s commitment to the Lone Survivor Foundation. Funds raised through Carl's Jr.'s annual Stars for Heroes campaign and a Texas-only sweepstakes will be donated to the Lone Survivor Foundation to benefit U.S.

Bojangles' raising funds to send kids to MDA camp

For the 16th consecutive year, Bojangles' is raising funds to send children to the Muscular Dystrophy Association's Camp Bethelwoods. This year, the company is also providing lunch for campers and volunteers. Camp Bethelwoods is located in York, S.C., and provides...

Yum! Brands adds new interactive component to hunger fundraiser

Yum! Brands has announced the launch of its annual World Hunger Relief effort with the new "Pass The Red Cup" challenge featuring multi-Grammy Award winner Christina Aguilera. Aguilera has been the spokesperson for Yum! Brands' hunger initiative since 2009. The...

Culver's awards educational scholarships to employees

Culver's Very Important Partners Scholarship Program has awarded $317,000 to 254 team members nationwide in 2014 to help them further their education. Culver’s VIP Foundation is a nonprofit entity that was developed in 2002 to assist team members in achieving...

Rita's raises $300K in fight against childhood cancer

Rita's Italian Ice announced today it raised $300,000 for Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, a national nonprofit dedicated to fighting childhood cancer. A check presentation will take place July 30 at Rita's Cool Support Center, in Trevose, Pa., with Liz &...

Auntie Anne’s launches third annual childhood cancer fundraiser

Auntie Anne’s has launched its third annual fundraiser to fight childhood cancer, and has again teamed up with the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. The brand’s goal is to fund 10,000 hours of research, according to a news release. From now through Sept.

Washington Subway restaurants raising funds for mudslide victims

Subway restaurants in the Seattle/Tacoma areas of Washington state are partnering with the Oso Chapel Mudslide Disaster Relief Fund to provide support to Snohomish County communities in the wake of the March 22 mudslide. Throughout July, restaurant patrons can donate...

Wienerschnitzel CEO named to literacy board

Cindy Galardi Culpepper, CEO of Wienerschnitzel’s parent company, Galardi Group Inc., has been inducted as a board member of The Literacy Project, a Newport Beach, Calif.-based organization dedicated to enabling at-risk and disadvantaged youth to increase their reading skill levels....

A&W promos signature floats for Wounded Warriors fundraiser

A&W Restaurants will celebrate National Root Beer Float Day, Aug. 6, by giving away root beer floats in support of the Wounded Warrior Project.

Burger King scholars program fundraiser sets record

The Burger King McLamore Foundation’s 12th annual Jim McLamore Golf Invitational raised more than $275,000, a record-breaking amount. Funds raised from this year’s event will go toward the Burger King Scholars Program. Steve Lewis, president of U.S.

La Prep now sells Rainforest Alliance Certified coffee exclusively

La Prep announced recently that all of its coffee is now sourced from Rainforest Alliance Certified farms. The change took effect June 9. Rainforest Alliance certification helps support the rights and well-being of farm workers, the conservation of natural resources,...

White Castle’s autism awareness campaign sets fundraising record

White Castle raised more than $650,000 for Autism Speaks this spring by selling puzzle pieces in 400 restaurants in 12 states. According to a news release, this amount set a fundraising campaign record for the fifth straight year. During the campaign, customers could purchase an Autism Speaks puzzle piece for $1, $3 or $5.

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