Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group Announces Partnership with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®
Company Will Fundraise Towards a $5 Million Goal, Engages Efforts of National Guest Community
IRVING, Texas, Nov. 01, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Texas-based Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: DFRG) today announces a new partnership with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®. The company will launch their first multi-year relationship with a national charity partner, committing to a fundraising goal of $5 million over the next five years to support the hospital that is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
Further activating the company’s purpose-driven culture and internal mission, “Celebrating Life in Restaurants,” a partnership with St. Jude allows Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group to extend the footprint of this core mission beyond restaurant walls. The multi-year relationship aimed at supporting efforts to end childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases is a cause that is meaningful to both guests and team members.
“St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital embodies the core of our company mission – celebrating life,” said Norman J. Abdallah, CEO of Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group. “This historic partnership establishes a philanthropic platform for our team members and guests to further engage with our communities on both a local and national level. There is no greater cause than one that strives to save the lives of children.”
Along with furthering Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group’s establishment of a national community working together to make a difference, this historic partnership helps ensure families at St. Jude never receive a bill for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.
With the recent acquisition of Barcelona Wine Bar and bartaco, Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group team members and guests across 68 restaurants nationwide will contribute to the cause through an array of donation opportunities, philanthropic programming and activations.
Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group guests can learn more about the lifesaving mission of St. Jude at stjude.org.
About Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group, Inc.
Based in Irving, Texas, Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group, Inc. is a collection of 68 restaurants across 16 states and Washington, D.C., including Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse, Barcelona Wine Bar, bartaco, and Del Frisco’s Grille.
Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse serves flawless cuisine that’s bold and delicious, and offers an extensive award-winning wine list and level of service that reminds guests that they’re the boss. Barcelona serves tapas both simple and elegant, using the best seasonal picks from local markets and unusual specialties from Spain and the Mediterranean, and offers an extensive selection of wines from Spain and South America featuring over 40 wines by the glass. bartaco combines fresh, upscale street food and award-winning cocktails made with artisanal spirits and freshly-squeezed juices with a coastal vibe in a relaxed environment. Del Frisco’s Grille is modern, inviting, stylish and fun, taking the classic bar and grill to new heights, and drawing inspiration from bold flavors and market-fresh ingredients.
About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital ®
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Its purpose is clear: Finding cures. Saving children.® It is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to more than 80 percent since the hospital opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude won’t stop until no child dies from cancer. St. Jude freely shares the discoveries it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Join the St. Jude mission by visiting stjude.org, liking St. Jude on Facebook, following St. Jude on Twitter and Instagram and subscribing to its YouTube channel.
Contact: Madison McGillicuddy, ICR, 203.682.8269, Madison.McGillicuddy@icrinc.com