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Chili's guests help injured veterans and service members with every bite

In honor of Veterans Day, Chili’s® Grill & Bar is making it easy for guests to salute all those who selflessly serve our country.

On Sunday, Nov. 10, all Chili’s restaurants will host a ‘Give Back Event’ to raise money for Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP), a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization whose mission is to honor and empower Wounded Warriors. To show their appreciation for servicemen and women, guests just need to mention the fundraiser to their server and, in return, Chili’s will donate 10 percent of the check’s net sales to WWP.

In addition to the Give Back Event, Chili’s will also continue the Veterans Day tradition of offering free entrees to veterans and active military personnel on Monday, November 11.



Rochester Applebee’s restaurants encourage community to say ‘Thanks’ this Vets Day

Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar restaurants across the country, including those in the Rochester area, are encouraging the community to visit www.thankyoumovement.com to say “thanks” to our military personnel for their service.

From now until Veterans Day, Monday, November 11, the public can visit the Thank You Movement website to show their appreciation. The community that submits the most ‘Thank You’ messages will be declared the Most Thankful Neighborhood and will receive a free concert from multi-platinum recording artist Gavin DeGraw.

The winning neighborhood will be announced on Veterans Day, and the concert will be held on a future date. Guests can also submit ‘Thank You’ messages via www.facebook.com/applebees, @applebees on Twitter or on Instagram and YouTube by using #ThankYouMovement.

Chili’s rolls out table tablets

Chili’s is rolling out table tablets and they are coming to a restaurant near you.
The restaurant chain says you can order food and drinks straight from the tablet, pay your bill with it and play games while you wait for your food. 
The seven-inch Android tablets will roll out over the next few months to all company-owned Chili’s in North America.

Joe's Crab Shack to celebrate second anniversary of Henrietta restaurant

Joe’s Crab Shack will celebrate the second anniversary of its Henrietta restaurant at Marketplace Drive on Thursday September 19.

Guests are invited to join the fun with a chance to win free crab for a year and a No Kid Hungry fundraiser.

The celebration starts at 11 a.m., but guests will be lining up beforehand to stake their spot for a chance to win free crab for a year. The first 100 guests to dine on celebration day will win one free crab bucket each month for a year.



Local restaurants to host Crime Stoppers fundraisers

Rochester Area Crime Stoppers will team with local restaurants for “Grab a Bite for Crime Stoppers” fundraisers in August.

A percentage of guests' food tabs will be donated to Crime Stoppers all day on the following dates: all Uno's locations, Aug. 1-2; all Friendly's locations, Aug. 13-14; Corner Bakery Cafe, 3300 Monroe Ave., Rochester, Aug. 20-21; and all The Distillery locations, Aug. 24-25.

First responder specials will be available to police, fire and EMT personnel with ID. In addition, K-9 team demonstrations and child ID photograph opportunities will be available from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 1 at Uno's, noon to 2 p.m. on Aug. 13 at Friendly's and noon to 2 p.m. on Aug. 20 at Corner Bakery Cafe.

To make a tax-deductible donation, mail checks to Rochester Area Crime Stoppers, P.O. Box 40452, Rochester, NY 14604.  For more information, visit roccrimestoppers.com.

DiBella's Subs raises funds for Make-A-Wish

DiBella's Old Fashioned Subs is holding a company-wide fundraiser this month to give back to local charities.

If you go to any DiBella's location between now and the end of the month, you can donate $1 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Western New York.

This is the second year for this fundraiser.  DiBella's has locations in Brighton, Perinton, Greece, Henrietta, Irondequoit, Penfield and Rochester.

Salvatore's Old Fashioned Pizzeria celebrates 35 years

Salvatore's Old Fashioned Pizzeria celebrates 35 years

A local pizzeria is celebrating 35 years of business serving the Rochester community.

Salvatore's Old Fashioned Pizzeria opened its first location on July 5, 1978 on East Main Street in Rochester. Today, they have more than 30 locations throughout the area.

Salvatore "SoccerSam" Fantauzzo started the pizzeria as part of a school project as an Eastridge High School student at the age of 17.