ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill., April 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Restaurant.com, the leading provider of restaurant savings nationwide, today announced the start of National Dine Out Week. The week-long holiday founded to celebrate dining out, dining local and saving lives is on now through April 29. When customers support their communities by dining local during National Dine Out Week, Restaurant.com will make a donation to the American Red Cross to help save lives through local blood drives across the country.
"We are excited to announce the launch of National Dine Out Week, dedicated to supporting neighborhood restaurants while helping the American Red Cross save lives," said Restaurant.com President and Chief Marketing Officer Christopher Krohn. "We expect to fill nearly 200,000 restaurant tables in local communities nationwide as a result of diners celebrating National Dine Out Week."
In an effort to fill tables and support local restaurants across the country, Restaurant.com will make a donation to the American Red Cross every time consumers:
Purchase a Restaurant.com Gift Certificate for use at a neighborhood favorite
Visit a local restaurant and share their dining experience during National Dine Out Week with Restaurant.com
Share National Dine Out Week with friends on Facebook
Tweet about local dining plans during National Dine Out Week using #DineLocal
Text DINELOCAL to 78166
"We're honored to team up with Restaurant.com for this generous cause," said American Red Cross Executive Director for Marketing, Darren Irby. "We're passionate about helping local communities across the country and admire Restaurant.com's mission to support local restaurants, while helping the American Red Cross reach its goal of helping to save lives in those same communities."
To help consumers save while celebrating National Dine Out Week, all $25 Restaurant.com Gift Certificates are available this week for only $10, and $10 Gift Certificates are priced at just $4. All in all, diners can choose from nearly 50,000 dining deals at more than 18,000 neighborhood restaurants nationwide. Learn more about National Dine Out Week here.
About Restaurant.com Restaurant.com is the leading provider of restaurant savings nationwide. The company offers the best deal on every meal at more than 18,000 restaurants nationwide with nearly 50,000 daily gift certificate options. Restaurant.com has helped customers save more than $2 billion since the Arlington Heights, Ill.-based company was founded in 1999. For more information, visit Restaurant.com.
About the American Red Cross: The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies more than 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.