HOUSTON, May 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On May 22, 2013, with the support of both its hometown area Luby's and Fuddruckers branded restaurants, Houston-based Luby's Inc. helped to raise thousands of dollars earmarked for tornado disaster relief in neighboring Oklahoma. In total, the dining for dollars initiative generated $22,500 in a four-hour window. Luby's Inc. collected $18,500 for the American Red Cross, while a partnership with CBS Radio Houston affiliates earned an additional $4,000 in funds for the "Houston Helps: Money For Moore" donation drive and food event.
According to Peter Tropoli, Chief Operating Officer, "Our heart goes out to Oklahoma residents who were directly impacted by the devastating effects of the recent tornadoes and storms. We count many team members as residents of that state, and as neighbors, we felt it was our duty to try to lend our aid with recovery assistance. We greatly appreciate the support of our Houston restaurants and loyal patrons in making these donations possible."
Luby's, the iconic cafeteria chain, and Fuddruckers, a landmark fast casual brand, have a combined history of nearly 100 years in Texas and have long had ties to Oklahoma with locations of both restaurants in that market.
About Luby's Inc.
Luby's, Inc. operates restaurants under the brands Luby's Cafeteria, Fuddruckers and Cheeseburger in Paradise and provides food service management through its Luby's Culinary Services division. The company-operated restaurants include 93 Luby's cafeterias, 65 Fuddruckers restaurants, 23 Cheeseburger in Paradise full service restaurants and bars, two Koo KooRoo Chicken Bistros, and one Bob Luby's Seafood Grill. Its 93 Luby's cafeterias are located throughout Texas and other states. Its Fuddruckers restaurants include 65 company-operated locations and 120 franchises across the United States (including Puerto Rico), Canada, and Mexico. Luby's Culinary Services provides food service management to 18 sites consisting of healthcare, higher education and corporate dining locations.
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