America’s Restaurants Serve More than Meals

Posted 4.22.2018
Restaurants are the heart and soul of their communities, where neighbors and families gather to share good times, and where they turn during times of need. Overwhelmingly, operators respond with food, kindness and support. For this reason, 80 percent of consumers agree that restaurants are good corporate citizens and 72 percent agree that local operators give back to their local communities. They do. In fact, 94 percent of restaurants make charitable contributions each year.
The charitable giving of America’s restaurants amounts to more than $3 billion a year. These contributions are made mostly to organizations and charities in local communities and 70 percent make direct cash contributions. In addition, restaurateurs and their teams volunteer and mentor within their communities.
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