Helping Haiti: Susan Feniger's Street, Panera Bread, Haven Gastropub and the Cellar do their part
Make no mistake, restaurants are raising serious cash to help ease the pain of the crisis in Haiti. For example, last Thursday the Costa Mesa-based chain Beach Pit BBQ donated 100% of its food sales to relief efforts. The total raised? Nearly $20,000. With that in mind, take a look at these growing lists and plan your next meal accordingly.
Susan Feniger's Street: From now through Valentine's Day, Street will donate 15% of its gift card sales to Doctors Without Borders as part of its Have a Heart for Haiti campaign. Street, which specializes in gourmet global street food, will also begin featuring food and drinks specials that are native to Haiti. Street, 742 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles. (323) 203-0500; www.eatatstreet.com.
Panera Bread: This health-conscious sandwich chain is making donating easy by allowing customers to simply add $1 or more to their check. These donations will then be sent directly to the American Red Cross Haitian Relief and Development fund. www.panerabread.com.
Haven Gastropub: Old Towne Orange's new gastropub will donate 100% of the profits it makes today to an earthquake relief fund through a partnership with Mercy Corps. The staff will even work for free and plans to donate their tips to the cause as well. Haven Gastropub, 190 South Glassell St., Old Towne Orange. (714) 221-0680; www.havengastropub.com.
The Cellar: This tony French restaurant--open since 1970 in Fullerton--is donating all its profits during the week of Jan. 24--Jan. 31 to Partners in Health, a nonprofit that has been providing healthcare in Haiti for more than 20 years. The Cellar, 305 North Harbor Blvd., Fullerton. (714) 525-5682; www.cellardining.com.
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