A New Orleans-based Raising Cane’s restaurant was a big winner during the Super Bowl weekend.
On Friday, Super Service Challenge ambassador and New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees and Challenge founder Dave Lindsey announced the restaurant was the grand prize-winner of the Super Service Challenge, a nationwide initiative that inspires groups of people to join together to serve their communities.
The Raising Cane’s restaurant received a check for $50,000 for Youth Rebuilding New Orleans.
Super Service Challenge started in Indianapolis in 2011 and has grown to a national movement inspiring acts of service. Last fall, 2,044 teams in 41 states served 700 charities across the country, completing a total of 213,000 hours of service.
“The Super Service Challenge had a huge impact on my own community, helping to rebuild New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina,” Brees said. “The work the Raising Cane’s team did for Youth Rebuilding New Orleans is inspiring and the $50,000 will mean a lot to the community. It means a lot to me to see this passion in others for service in my own community.”
Todd Graves, founder and CEO of Raising Cane’s, said, “At Raising Cane’s, we are passionate about being actively involved in every community we serve. Each time we open a new restaurant, our crew members and restaurant managers volunteer to support a local nonprofit organization. Not only is it a great for team building, it’s an excellent way to get to know the local community.
Participating in the Super Service Challenge gave us an incredible opportunity to drive even more resources to Youth Rebuilding New Orleans.”
New Carrabba’s in Metairie
A new Carrabba’s Italian Grill has opened at 4641 Veterans Boulevard in Metairie.
To celebrate its grand opening on Feb. 2, Carrabba’s partnered with The Foundation at East Jefferson General Hospital with a giveback event that will benefit the foundation.
Carrabba’s donated proceeds from opening-day sales to the foundation to provide funding for educational programs, healthcare services, technology and capital expansion projects.
The 5,500-square-foot restaurant features an open kitchen and patio dining.