BEAUMONT, Texas, LAKE CHARLES, La., LAFAYETTE, La., BATON ROUGE, La., NEW ORLEANS, BILOXI, Miss., and MOBILE, Ala., Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Louisiana based I-10 Hospitality, LLC, a restaurant, hotel and gaming management company announces a partnership with Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry® campaign to end childhood hunger in America by ensuring all children get the healthy food they need, every day. The campaign helps connect kids in need with effective nutrition programs like school breakfast and summer meals and teaches low-income families to cook healthy, affordable meals through Cooking Matters. "Everyone—private citizens, businesses, policymakers, and nonprofits—has a role in helping end childhood hunger in America," said Billy Shore, Founder and CEO of Share Our Strength®. "I encourage everyone to help out by dining out often at these Quaker Steak & Lube restaurants. Every dollar donated helps connect a child to ten nutritious meals."
"Social responsibility is a priority for our company. An important part of our mission is to Make a Difference, and we are honored and excited to partner with No Kid Hungry," said I-10 Hospitality President and Chief Executive Officer (aka Dream Weaver) Geno M. Iafrate. "In addition to our No Kid Hungry commitment, each of our locations will sponsor Make a Difference Mondays to aid and promote other local causes," Iafrate added.
I-10 Hospitality will be developing and operating Quaker Steak & Lube® restaurants in the Beaumont, Lake Charles, Lafayette, Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Gulfport/Biloxi, and Mobile/Pensacola/Fort Walton areas. All of these restaurants, plus any others owned or operated by I-10 Hospitality, will donate 10% of their opening week's revenue and 1% of their total revenue on an ongoing basis to No Kid Hungry to help end childhood hunger. Share Our Strength will use half of the money donated by I-10 Hospitality to support No Kid Hungry activities in the states that have an I-10 Hospitality owned or operated Quaker Steak & Lube® location, and the remaining funds to help children struggling with hunger in other areas of the United States.
I-10 Hospitality's first restaurant location is scheduled to open in the spring of 2014 in Sulphur, LA.
Quaker Steak & Lube®
Founded in 1974, Quaker Steak & Lube® is a family friendly restaurant with a motor-themed atmosphere. Commonly referred to as "The Lube®", the restaurants feature a unique blend of great service, award-winning food, supercharged events and eye-popping decor. Today, with over 60 locations throughout the United States and Canada, The Lube® serves over 80 million wings annually and sells its bottled sauces around the world. The restaurant franchise has won the title "Best Wings USA" and has over 100 local, national and international awards for their wings and over 21 signature sauces.
About SHARE OUR STRENGTH'S NO KID HUNGRY CAMPAIGN
No child should grow up hungry in America, but one in five children struggles with hunger. Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry® campaign is ending childhood hunger in America by ensuring all children get the healthy food they need, every day. The No Kid Hungry campaign connects kids in need to effective nutrition programs like school breakfast and summer meals and teaches low-income families to cook healthy, affordable meals through Cooking Matters. This work is accomplished through the No Kid Hungry network, made up of private citizens, public officials, nonprofits, business leaders and others providing innovative hunger solutions in their communities. Join us at NoKidHungry.org.
I-10 Hospitality, LLC
I-10 Hospitality, LLC is a Louisiana based hospitality management company specializing in restaurant, hotel and gaming development, management and consulting services. Founded in 2013 by 20-year hospitality and gaming veteran, Geno M. Iafrate, President and Chief Executive Officer, I-10 Hospitality focuses on brand differentiation by deploying marketing, operational and financial expertise. Social responsibility is a priority. All I-10 Hospitality, LLC managed restaurants will donate a minimum of 1% of revenue to charity.
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Image with caption: "I-10 Hospitality Teams Up with No Kid Hungry® to Help End Childhood Hunger." Image available at: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140123/MM51193-b
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