FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Monday, October 24, 2005
CONTACT: JEFF NEWMAN, 877-50-GLORY, x21
Fairfax, VA — Northern Virginia based Glory Days Grill, a national restaurant company, raised more than $16,000 during the Dine for America hurricane relief effort held on Wednesday, October 5, 2005 . Company locations throughout Maryland and Northern Virginia donated 20% of their net sales on October 5, which totaled over $14,000. Additional contributions came from staff, guests and the company founders. All proceeds will be given to the American Red Cross to assist victims of Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita.
Glory Days Grill was among 17,115 restaurants nationwide that participated in the event. Says co-founder Jeff Newman, "The restaurant industry is service-based and founded on providing food, service and entertainment to people. When there is a crisis – either local or national – restaurants are known to pull together to help in any way that they can. We are proud to be part of such a caring industry that positively impacts so many lives."
Glory Days Grill is a sports-themed restaurant with seventeen locations in four states. During its nine-year history, the concept has been recognized for a variety of charitable contributions and fundraising efforts that benefit local communities, including being named state winner and national finalist of the National Restaurant Association's Restaurant Neighbor Award in 2003.
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