The secret to having a successful restaurant night fundraiser rests with you. You must advertise the event to your members and make sure they show up. Ensure a large turnout by asking your members to encourage family and friends to attend the restaurant night too.
Many restaurants will allow your members to work behind the counter during your restaurant night. This can be especially effective for schools when the familiar faces of teachers, staff, and administrators are encouraging your members to spend more by upgrading to a special meal or add a desert to their order.
Sometimes the restaurant will allow you to set up an area to inform the public of your cause and solicit donations via a donation box by the cash register. A popular method is to ask customers to donate the change they receive back from their meal purchase to your cause.
Blaze Pizza – Blaze Pizza will put a check in the mail for 20% of net sales that your event brings in (excluding alcohol sales).
Boston Market – 15% of all pre-tax sales generated from your fundraising event. Purchase gift cards at a 12% discount.
Buffalo Wild Wings – With our Eat Wings, Raise Funds. program, when you dine, we donate.
California Pizza Kitchen – 20% of sales generated by supporters of your organization will be donated back to you
Chili’s – donates 15% of sales brought in by your organization back to your organization (excluding tax and gratuity).
Chipotle – Host a fundraiser and keep 33% of the proceeds.
Chuck E. Cheese – 20% of profits will be donated to your cause with $3,000+ total dollars spent, 15% donated with under $3,000.
Jamba Juice – BOGO Fundraising Cards and percentage of sales options.
Noodles & Company – Fundraising nights, will donate 25% of qualified sales from your directly back to your organization.
Panda Express – will donate 20% of the event sales to your organization
Panera – Donate 20% of sales from each fundraising event.