June 2018 News Dining

Take a Bite of Fundraising

Many restaurants provide opportunities to raise funds for nonprofits. These restaurants want to help charities, and have programs already set up to do so. A list of some restaurants offering fundraising on a national level follows. In addition, local restaurants may be willing to help fundraise. Contact your local manager.

As with any fundraising effort, your food-for-funds event will be more successful if you plan the event as early as possible and promote, promote, promote! Tell your friends and family, make flyers, use social media and email campaigns, and ask the restaurant if they can help advertise.

Arby’s – Your local Arby’s can sponsor a fundraising event where 15% of sales generated by the supporters of your organization during a designated time period will be donated. http://www.usbeefcorp.com/giving-back/#benefit.

BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse – BJ’s standard fundraiser donates 20% of the total food and soft beverage purchase from all guests who bring in flyers for your event. https://www.bjsrestaurants.com/community/kids-and-families/fundraisers.

Boston Market – Boston Market offers three unique programs to help nonprofits raise money while sharing a meal with family and friends – because we know nothing brings people together like hot, fresh, delicious food. https://www.bostonmarket.com/community/fundraising/.

Buca di Beppo – All donation requests are handled at a local level. Please contact your neighborhood Buca di Beppo with your request.

Buffalo Wild Wings – With our Eat Wings, Raise Funds program, when you dine, we donate. Since its inception, Buffalo Wild Wings restaurants have donated more than $1 million to local organizations that assist youth and families in need, military families and disaster relief efforts. https://www.buffalowildwings.com/en/company/giving/.

California Pizza Kitchen – CPK takes great pride in giving back to the communities we call home and would love to help you raise money for your nonprofit. Pizza with a Purpose fundraising events are easy to arrange and 20% of sales generated by supporters of your organization will be donated back to you! https://www.cpk.com/Company/FundRaisers.

Chipotle Mexican Grill – Each Chipotle restaurant is committed to supporting local groups like neighboring schools, youth sports teams and nonprofit organizations. One way they do this is by hosting fundraisers at their restaurants in which Chipotle donates 33% of sales from orders placed by your supporters during the event. Chipotle also supplies digital flyers. Apply at chipotle.com/fundraisers.

Chuck E. Cheese – Give back to the kids in your community and raise money for children’s organizations such as children’s charities, youth scouts, and religious youth groups. 20% donation to your organization for all sales generated by your participants. https://www.chuckecheese.com/birthday-events/fundraising#nonprofit.

Jamba Juice – Jamba Juice makes fundraising easy with multiple options that are perfect for your organization including BOGO fundraising cards and fundraising events. Click here for the link.

Panda Express – Invite your friends and family to dine-in or take-out at Panda Express or Panda Inn and we will donate 20% of the event sales to your organization. The more events you host, the more money your organization can earn, and Panda Express allows nonprofits to schedule a fundraiser every 30 days. https://www.pandaexpress.com/fundraiser-landing.

Panera Bread – Schedule an event at your local cafe, invite your friends, and Panera Bread will donate 20% of the sales from the fundraising event to your organization. http://fundraising.panerabread.com/.

Red Robin – With 20% back Spirit Nights and 10% back bulk gift card sales, your organization can be enjoying gourmet burgers and earning funds in no time. Click here for the link.


Group Raise is a website that purports to help fundraise through a network of 6,000 restaurants, but we have not tested the site, nor determined what fees they charge. https://www.groupraise.com/



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