Today, more than six thousand pancake lovers from around the globe gathered in Monument Circle in Indianapolis, Indiana for a pancake fundraiser hosted by IHOP Restaurants and Kiwanis International. Thousands of Kiwanis volunteers, in town for their annual convention, and members of general public enjoyed free IHOP pancakes and coffee. Two dozen IHOP cooks prepared the pancakes made from more than 240 gallons IHOP’s famous buttermilk pancake batter, which were accompanied by 189 gallons of maple syrup, 94 pounds of butter and 625 gallons of coffee.
The celebratory event raised funds through voluntary donations to help eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus through the Eliminate Project. It was the first in a series of events planned by IHOP Restaurants as part of its “Summer of Smiles” campaign that celebrates individuals and organizations which have devoted countless hours to making others smile through their philanthropy. The celebration coincides with the family-friendly brand’s launch of a new ‘smiling’ logo and its 57th Anniversary.
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For nearly 57 years, IHOP® restaurants have helped millions of guests each week start their day with a smile. Today, with the launch of a new logo that prominently features just that, the brand will bring those smiles to life. And, to further demonstrate the IHOP commitment to smiles, the launch of the new logo will be celebrated with a series of “Summer of Smiles” activities devoted to those who, through service and other programs, help people smile.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7428051-ihop-new-logo-launch/
Before the turn of the millennium, Bellagio altered the landscape of Las Vegas dining when it built world-celebrated chef restaurants overlooking its iconic fountains. The tradition of delivering award-winning, lakeside epicurean experiences continues as it debuts LAGO by Julian Serrano – a contemporary, Milan-inspired Italian restaurant concept.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7499351-bellagio-lago-by-julian-serrano/
Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc., the nation’s largest barbecue chain, is proud to announce the kick-off of their new foundation, Barbecue, Boots & Badges, a foundation committed to leaving a footprint on the communities they serve by providing funding and resources to law enforcement, firefighters and their families.
“We take pride in the communities we serve and saw a vital need for a foundation to support local law enforcement, firefighters and their families,” said Roland Dickey, Jr., president and CEO of Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. “These are the people who put their lives on the line every day, we created a foundation to help those who serve us.”
Initial funding for Barbecue, Boots and Badges will coincide with the national launch of Dickey’s new line of potato chips. Guests can try the new chips and give back to the new charity on March 1 when they are available nationwide. The artisan crafted potato chips come in three bold flavors -- original, barbecue and jalapeno cheddar.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7434751-dickey-s-barbecue-boots-and-badges/
America’s one million restaurants will continue to be a leading job creator in 2015, according to the National Restaurant Association’s 2015 Restaurant Industry Forecast released today. While the operating environment will remain challenging, total restaurant industry sales are expected to reach a record $709.2 billion in 2015 – a 3.8 percent increase over 2014, marking the sixth consecutive year of real sales growth for the industry.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7077454-nra-restaurant-industry-forecast/
More than 85,000 attendees from more than 30 countries will descend upon Dallas for MegaFest 2015, hosted by T.D. Jakes, from August 20 to 22. The three–day festival is returning to Dallas after tremendous success in 2013. During MegaFest 2013, more than 75,000 attendees from 20 states and 31 countries visited the Downtown Dallas Business District, bringing an estimated economic impact of more than $41 million.
“MegaFest harkens back to a simpler time when families spent quality time together,” said T.D. Jakes. “With so much chaos and turmoil ensuing in the world today, it will be critical for families to reconnect and recharge their batteries in a fun–filled, inspirational environment. It is also a great opportunity to showcase the best that Dallas has to offer — from its dynamic business community, to its arts and entertainment to its renowned shopping, restaurants and hospitality venues. MegaFest is a can’t–miss opportunity for all.”
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7425051-megafest-t-d-jakes-dallas-2015/
Suffering from an in-law overdose? Recovering from a shopping overload? Planning on feeling a little fuzzy? With more than a third (35 percent) of Americans* planning to drink on New Year’s Eve already predicting a hangover on New Year’s Day, Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. (Red Robin) has the perfect remedy for guests in need of some relief this holiday season! To ring in the New Year, the Gourmet Burger Authority™ will unveil The Cure Burger, available by request only at participating restaurants nationwide beginning January 1.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7404451-red-robin-the-cure-burger-exclusive-menu/
DIY Network ventures west to Coeur D’Alene, Idaho for the ninth season of Blog Cabin, the first-ever interactive home-building series based on a very simple idea: “You Design It, We Build It, You Could Win It!” Beginning Tuesday, January 6, visitors to DIYNetwork.com/blogcabin can vote for their favorite construction features that will help host Chris Grundy, and a team of DIY Network experts, with the design of the 2015 mountain retreat. On Monday, July 27, fans can enter the sweepstakes for a chance to win the fully renovated and furnished home, as well tune in to the season nine premiere at 9 p.m. ET.
“We’re taking Blog Cabin out west for the very first time,” said Grundy. “It’s a little taste of small town living with walk-up ice cream shops, down home restaurants, and year-round events for the whole family.”
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To raise awareness about the importance of healthy, enhanced vision and its connection to enjoying the “sights” while traveling and in everyday life, Transitions® adaptive lenses™ and Food Network® host and celebrity chef Robert Irvine have teamed up to highlight ways to make the most of your travel and dining experiences, including wearing the right eyewear that allows you to see your best and enjoying flavorful eye healthy foods.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7095451-transitions-adaptive-lenses-wearer-robert-irvine-turns-dining-into-sightseeing/
Horseshoe Casino Baltimore celebrated its grand opening in style with a star-studded celebration to welcome Baltimore’s most influential citizens to Charm City’s newest attraction.
The opening night festivities began with a special gathering for dignitaries in the casino’s outdoor entertainment plaza and included remarks from Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley and the Mayor of Baltimore Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. Revelers were treated to awe-inspiring vertical dance performances by BANDALOOP, pyrotechnics and music as the evening’s festivities kicked-off. In a nod to Baltimore’s history, a series of banners depicting great moments in the city’s past were unfurled during the course of the opening ceremonies. A final banner proclaimed the evening as Baltimore’s lucky night, officially marking the opening of Horseshoe Casino Baltimore.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7305751-caesars-entertainment-horseshoe-baltimore-casino-grand-opening/
Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc., the nation’s largest barbecue chain, launched its first multimedia brand advertising campaign with the new company tagline, “We Speak Barbecue.” The new campaign effectively uses both music and visuals to leverage the craftsmanship and heritage associated with the brand.
To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7103951-dickey-s-barbecue-restaurants-multimedia-brand-advertising-campaign-we-speak-barbecue/
The National Restaurant Association’s groundbreaking Kids LiveWell program is celebrating its three-year anniversary this July, the association announced today. The voluntary program, which provides a growing selection of healthful children’s menu choices, has grown from 19 to 150 participating restaurant brands, representing more than 42,000 locations nationwide. The initiative includes quickservice and tableservice concepts among national companies, regional chains and independent restaurants, as well as theme parks, resorts and museums.
To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7256851-national-restaurant-association-kids-live-well-initiative-third-anniversary/