Dining for Heroes: More than 100 restaurants to donate 10% of Sat. sales to firefighters’ families

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. --  The following is an announcement from  the public relations coordinator for the Greater KC Restaurant Association:

In response to Monday’s tragedy that took the lives of Kansas City firefighters John Mesh and Larry Leggio, the Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association (GKCRA) and the Kansas City Originals are bringing together area restaurants and diners on Saturday, Oct. 17 to raise funds for the families of these fallen heroes. For one day only – Oct. 17 – participating Kansas City restaurants from across the area will donate 10 percent of sales to the Dining for Heroes Fund, a support account dedicated to the families of John Mesh and Larry Leggio.

In the past 24 hours, more than 100 Kansas City restaurants have signed up to participate; the GKCRA anticipates this number will continue to increase through Oct. 17. For full campaign information and a complete, up-to-date list of participating restaurants for Saturday’s benefit, please click HERE, or the GKCRA’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/GKCRA. In addition, diners and restaurants are encouraged to share their support through social media with the official hashtag, #DiningForHeroes.

Further, in addition to the ten percent of sales, diners will have the opportunity to contribute additional funds at all participating restaurants through donation jars. All funds raised will go to the Dining for Heroes Fund.

"It was amazing. We brought the idea yesterday... and they suggested we do it Saturday," said Sam Silvio, of K.C. Originals. He initially thought that was too quick, but more than 100 restaurants signed up.

 

Firefighters John Mesh and Larry Leggio, killed fighting a fire Monday, Oct. 12, 2015, at Independence Ave. and Prospect.

Firefighters John Mesh and Larry Leggio, killed fighting a fire Monday, Oct. 12, 2015, at Independence Ave. and Prospect.

Participating restaurants include:

  1. Affäre
    1911 Main Street
    Kansas City, MO 64108
  2. Barrel 31
    400 E. 31st Street
    Kansas City, MO 64108
  3. Blanc Burgers & Bottles
    10583 Mission Road
    Leawood, KS 66206
  4. Bristol Seafood Grill
    51 E. 14th St.
    Kansas City, MO 64106
  5. Bristol Seafood Grill
    5400 West 119th Street
    Leawood, KS 66214
  6. Café Trio
    4558 Main Street
    Kansas City, MO 64111
  7. Café Verona
    206 W Lexington Ave.
    Independence, MO 64050
  8. Cascone's Italian Restaurant
    3737 N Oak Trafficway
    Kansas City, MO 64116
  9. Cleaver & Cork
    1333 Walnut Street
    Kansas City, MO 64106
  10. Coach's Bar and Grill
    414 W. 103rd Street
    Kansas City, MO 64114
  11. Coach's Bar and Grill
    9089 W. 135th Street
    Overland Park, KS 66223
  12. Coal Vines
    616 Ward Pkwy.
    Kansas City, MO 64112
  13. Eggtc
    5107 Main Street
    Kansas City, MO 64112
  14. Eggtc
    7182 Renner Road
    Shawnee, KS 66217
  15. El Maguey
    119 Crown Hill Road

Excelsior Springs, MO 64024

  1. Em Chamas Brazilian Grill
    6101 NW 63rd Terrace
    Kansas City, MO 6415
  2. Garozzo’s Ristorante
    526 Harrison
    Kansas City, MO 64106
  3. Garozzo’s Ristorante
    9950 College Blvd.
    Overland Park, KS 66210
  4. Garozzo’s Ristorante
    1547 N.E. Rice Road
    Lee's Summit, MO 64086
  5. Grinders Kansas City
    417 E. 18th Street
    Kansas City, MO 64108
  6. Grinders Lenexa
    10240 Pflumm Road
    Lenexa, KS 66215
  7. Harry’s Country Club
    112 E Missouri
    Kansas City, MO 64106
  8. Hawg Jaw Que & Brew
    4403 NW Gateway Ave.
    Riverside, MO 64150
  9. Hereford House
    19721 East Jackson Drive
    Independence, MO 64057
  10. Hereford House
    5001 Town Center Drive
    Leawood, KS 66211
  11. Hereford House
    17244 Midland Drive
    Shawnee, KS 66217
  12. Hereford House
    8661 N. Stoddard Ave.
    Kansas City, MO 64153
  13. J. Gilbert’s Wood-Fired Steaks and Seafood
    8901 Metcalf Ave.
    Overland Park, KS 66212
  14. Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar
    4814 Roanoke Pkwy.
    Kansas City, MO 64112
  15. Jess and Jim’s Steakhouse
    517 E 135th Street
    Kansas City, MO 64145
  16. JJ’s
    900 West 48th, Ste. 110

Kansas City, MO 64112

  1. Johnny’s Tavern
    6765 W 119th Street
    Overland Park, KS 66209
  2. Johnny’s Tavern
    13131 Shawnee Mission Parkway
    Shawnee, KS 66216
  3. Johnny’s Tavern
    11316 W 135th Street
    Overland Park, KS 66211
  4. Johnny’s Tavern
    8626 Mission Road
    Prairie Village, KS 66208
  5. Johnny’s Tavern
    10384 S Ridgeview Road
    Olathe, KS 66061
  6. Johnny’s Tavern
    1310 Grand Boulevard
    Kansas City, MO 64106
  7. Johnny’s Tavern
    8719 W 95th Street
    Overland Park, KS 66212
  8. Johnny’s Tavern
    1660 SE Blue Pkwy.
    Lee’s Summit, MO 64063
  9. Johnny Cascone's Italian Restaurant
    6863 W 91st Street
    Overland Park, KS 66212
  10. La Bodega
    703 Southwest Blvd.
    Kansas City, MO 64108
  11. La Bodega
    4311 W. 119th Street
    Leawood, KS 66209
  12. La Costa Mexican Restaurant

5 E Kansas Street
Liberty, MO 64068

  1. La Fuente
    917 NE Woods Chapel Road
    Lee’s Summit, MO 64064
  2. La Fuente
    899 SW Le Mans Lane
    Lee’s Summit, MO 64082
  3. La Fuente
    105 S Jefferson Street
    Kearney, MO 64060
  4. La Fuente
    1255 NE Douglas Street
    Lee’s Summit, MO 64086
  5. La Fuente
    2325 S Route 291
    Independence, MO 64057
  6. La Fuente
    101 N 169 Highway
    Smithville, MO 64089
  7. La Fuente
    10839 E US 40 Hwy
    Independence, MO 64055
  8. La Fuente
    10901 W 75th Street
    Shawnee, KS 66214
  9. Le Fou Frog
    400 E 5th Street
    Kansas City, MO 64106
  10. Los Compas Mexican Restaurant
    18011 E US 24 Hwy.
    Independence, MO 64056
  11. Los Compas Mexican Restaurant
    9055 W State Rt. 350
    Raytown, MO 64133
  12. Lulu’s Thai Noodle Shop
    2030 Central Street
    Kansas City, MO 64108
  13. Lulu’s Thai Noodle Shop
    2701 W 47th
    Westwood, KS 66205
  14. Manny’s Mexican Restaurant
    207 Southwest Blvd.
    Kansa City, MO 64108
  15. Mi Hacienda Mexican Restaurant

290 S State Rt 291

Liberty, MO 64068

  1. Minsky's Pizza
    7007 NW Barry Road
    Kansas City, MO 64153
  2. Minsky's Pizza
    221 NE Barry Road
    Kansas City, MO 64155
  3. Minsky's Pizza
    205 N 291 Highway
    Liberty, MO 64068
  4. Minsky's Pizza
    427 Main Street
    Kansas City, MO 64105
  5. Minsky's Pizza
    5105 Main Street
    Kansas City, MO 64112
  6. Minsky's Pizza
    2201 NW State Route 7
    Blue Springs, MO 64014
  7. Minsky's Pizza
    2551 S State Route 291
    Independence, MO 64057
  8. Minsky's Pizza
    632 NE State Route 291
    Lee's Summit, MO 64086
  9. Minsky's Pizza
    812 W Foxwood Drive
    Raymore, MO 64083
  10. Minsky's Pizza
    6921 Tomahawk Rd
    Prairie Village, KS 66208
  11. Minsky's Pizza
    12920 State Line Road
    Leawood, KS 66209
  12. Minsky's Pizza
    7198 Renner Road
    Shawnee, KS 66217
  13. Minsky's Pizza
    13400 College Boulevard
    Lenexa, KS 66210
  14. Minsky's Pizza
    15983 S Bradley Drive
    Olathe, KS 66062
  15. Minsky’s Pizza
    934 Massachusetts Street
    Lawrence, KS 66044
  16. Nara
    617 Main Street
    Kansas City, MO 64108
  17. Night & Day Gourmet, a Minsky’s and Eggtc Joynt

4747 JC Nichols Parkway
Kansas City, MO 64111

  1. O’Neill’s Restaurant & Bar
    9417 Mission Road
    Leawood, KS 66206
  2. Ophelia’s
    201 N Main St.
    Independence, MO 64050
  3. Osteria Il Centro
    5101 Main Street
    Kansas City, MO 64112
  4. Parisi Café Union Station
    30 W Pershing Road
    Kansas City, MO 64108
  5. Pierpont’s at Union Station
    30 W. Pershing Rd.
    Kansas City, MO 64108
  6. Piropos
    4141 N Mulberry Drive
    Kansas City, MO 64116
  7. Seasons 52
    340 Ward Pkwy.
    Kansas City, MO 64112
  8. Senor Tequila

6502 N Oak Trafficway
Kansas City, MO 64118

  1. SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza
    6501 W. 135th Street
    Overland Park, KS 66223
  2. SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza
    8224 Mission Road
    Prairie Village, KS 66208
  3. SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza
    2450 Grand Blvd.
    Kansas City, MO 64108
  4. SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza
    1808 D NW Chipman Rd.
    Lee's Summit, MO 64081
  5. SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza
    9474 Renner Blvd.
    Lenexa, KS 66219
  6. SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza
    14230 W. 119th Street
    Olathe, KS 66062
  7. SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza
    6541 W. 119th Street
    Overland Park, KS 66209
  8. SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza
    4950 Main Street
    Kansas City, MO 64112
  9. Sol Cantina
    408 E 31st Street
    Kansas City, MO 64108
  10. Talk of the Town Grill & Bar
    5201 W. 135th Street
    Leawood, KS 66224
  11. Tavern at Mission Farms
    10681 Mission Road
    Leawood, KS 66206
  12. Tavern in the Village
    3901 Prairie Lane
    Prairie Village, KS 66208
  13. The Alamo Restaurant & Lounge
    5010 NE Parvin Road

Kansas City, MO 64117

  1. The Drop Bistro
    409 E 31st Street
    Kansas City, MO 64108
  2. The Jacobson
    2050 Central Street
    Kansas City, MO 64108
  3. The Roasterie Café
    4511 119th Street
    Leawood, KS 66209
  4. The Roasterie Café
    6223 Brookside Blvd.
    Kansas City, MO 64113
  5. The Roasterie Café
    1204 W 27th Street
    Kansas City, MO 64108
  6. The Well Bar, Grill & Rooftop
    *will donate 25 percent of a special, prix fixe menu
    7421 Broadway
    Kansas City, MO 64114
  7. Trezo Mare
    4105 N Mulberry Drive
    Kansas City, MO 64116
  8. V's Italiano
    10819 E US Hwy 40
    Independence, MO 64055
  9. Waldo Pizza
    7433 Broadway Street
    Kansas City, MO 64114
  10. Waldo Pizza
    1543 NE Douglas Street
    Lee’s Summit, MO 64086
  11. Zarda’s Bar-B-Q
    214 North 7 Highway
    Blue Springs, MO 64014
  12. Zócalo
    620 W 48th Street
    Kansas City, MO 64112

Individuals may also make donations directly to the Dining for Heroes Fund by mailing a check or money order to “The Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association” with a memo or notation of Dining for Heroes by no later than Friday, Oct. 16:

The Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association
PO Box 10148
Kansas City, MO 64171