COLUMBUS, Ohio--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--BRAVO! Cucina Italiana and BRIO Tuscan Grille locations across the nation, owned and operated by BRAVO | BRIO Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: BBRG), thank their guests and employees for rallying around Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign this September. BBRG restaurants collected enough donations, totaling over $108,000 from both their online and in-store promotions, to help connect children in need across the country to 1 million meals.*
“We are very proud to support the No Kid Hungry campaign and appreciate the enthusiasm of our team members and generosity of our guests.”
BRAVO! and BRIO joined thousands of restaurants nationwide, which invited guests to dine out this September to support the No Kid Hungry campaign and its work to end childhood hunger in America. From Sept. 15–30, 2013, BRAVO! and BRIO restaurants across the country offered guests the opportunity to donate $5 or more on their check to No Kid Hungry, and in turn receive $5 off their next visit of $15 or more, valid through Oct. 31, 2013.
Also from Sept. 15–21, 2013, BRAVO! Cucina Italiana and BRIO Tuscan Grille donated $1 to the No Kid Hungry campaign for every new “Like” on BRAVO!’s and BRIO’s Facebook pages.
“Giving back to important causes like No Kid Hungry is one of our greatest priorities, not only at BBRG, but at each of our restaurants nationwide,” said Saed Mohseni, BBRG Chief Executive Officer. “We are very proud to support the No Kid Hungry campaign and appreciate the enthusiasm of our team members and generosity of our guests.”
The No Kid Hungry campaign is working to end childhood hunger in America by ensuring children have the healthy food they need, every day. No Kid Hungry connects children in need to effective nutrition programs, like school breakfast or summer meals, and teaches families how to cook healthy, affordable meals at home.
Every $1 donated counts and can help connect a child in need with up to 10 meals. Learn more and make a donation at NoKidHungry.org.
*This amount was determined on the basis that $1 can help connect a child with up to 10 nutritious meals, which is, in turn, based on the individual experiences of Share Our Strength’s grant recipients. It is provided to illustrate how community investments can be used to help end childhood hunger. Each contribution made to Share Our Strength represents a contribution to its original mission. Donations will be used to reach the highest number of children facing hunger in America. Share Our Strength is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization.
About BRAVO | BRIO Restaurant Group, Inc.
BRAVO | BRIO Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: BBRG) is a leading owner and operator of two distinct Italian restaurant brands, BRAVO! Cucina Italiana and BRIO Tuscan Grille. BBRG has positioned its brands as multifaceted culinary destinations that deliver the ambiance, design elements and food quality reminiscent of fine dining restaurants at a value typically offered by casual dining establishments, a combination known as the “polished casual” dining segment. Each of BBRG's brands provides its guests with a fine dining experience and value by serving affordable cuisine prepared using fresh flavorful ingredients and authentic Italian cooking methods, combined with attentive service in an attractive, lively atmosphere. BBRG strives to be the best Italian restaurant company in America and is focused on providing its guests an excellent dining experience through consistency of execution. For more information, visit www.bbrg.com.
About BRAVO! Cucina Italiana
BRAVO! Cucina Italiana is a “polished casual” restaurant offering classic Italian food amongst the shadows of Roman ruins. The subtitle “Cucina Italiana” means Italian kitchen, in which all cooking is done in full view of the guest, creating the energy of a live theater. BRAVO’s popular entrees include grilled steaks, chops, and made-to-order pizzas, pastas and house specialties, similar to an authentic ‘ristorante’ in Italy. BRAVO! is part of Columbus-based BRAVO I BRIO Restaurant Group. Founded in 1992, BRAVO I BRIO Restaurant Group currently operates more than 100 restaurants including BRAVO! Cucina Italiana, BRIO Tuscan Grille and Bon Vie Bistro. Please visit the Web site, BravoItalian.com for a list of locations, and to follow the restaurant on Twitter (@bravo_italian) and Facebook (facebook.com/bravoitalian).
About BRIO Tuscan Grille
BRIO (meaning “lively” or “full of life”) is a “polished casual” restaurant serving authentic, northern Italian cuisine. The subtitle, “Tuscan Grille” is descriptive in the menu that features oven-roasted steaks, chops and seafood, similar to what one would find in an authentic ristorante in Tuscany. BRIO’s philosophy is “to eat well, is to live well;” which is why it only uses the finest and freshest ingredients. BRIO brings the pleasure of the Tuscan country villa to the American city. BRIO is part of Columbus-based BRAVO|BRIO Restaurant Group (BBRG). Founded in 1992, BBRG currently operates more than 100 restaurants in 31 states including BRAVO! Cucina Italiana, BRIO Tuscan Grille and Bon Vie Bistro. Please visit the website for BRIO locations at www.brioitalian.com and follow the restaurant on Twitter (@brioitalian) and Facebook (facebook.com/brioitalian).
About SHARE OUR STRENGTH’S NO KID HUNGRY® CAMPAIGN
No child should grow up hungry in America, but one in five children struggles with hunger. Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® campaign is ending childhood hunger in America by ensuring all children get the healthy food they need, every day. The No Kid Hungry campaign connects kids in need to effective nutrition programs like school breakfast and summer meals and teaches low-income families to cook healthy, affordable meals through Cooking Matters. This work is accomplished through the No Kid Hungry network, made up of private citizens, public officials, nonprofits, business leaders and others providing innovative hunger solutions in their communities. Join us at NoKidHungry.org.