A great way to bring in some needed funds with little effort is by hosting a ‘restaurant fundraiser night’ at local chain restaurants in your town.
Many restaurants will give a percentage of the profits from a specific evening, while others may give $1 from certain entrees ordered. The key to this event is that your group will do the promotion of the event at the restaurant on an off-night, which brings in more paying clients to the restaurant on a night when they normally would not eat out. It’s a win-win situation for both the group and the restaurant.
Here’s an updated list of restaurants that typically host restaurant fundraising nights. As with any franchise, it would be up to the local owners and managers. My son’s Kindergarten school gave us a listing of restaurant nights for the entire year, so in some areas, these nights are highly sought after and should be scheduled well in advance.
ALSO- hosting a special event at a local ‘mom n pop’ restaurant or other independent or locally owned restaurant/ pub is another great idea! Don’t get discouraged if you live in a small town or have no chain restaurants. The local restaurants may want to push business for a random Tuesday night to bring more people into the restaurant.
Jersey Mike’s (15%)
Dairy Queen (DQ dollars)
Brusters Ice Cream
Applebee’s (pancake breakfast)
Panera Bread (Dough for Dough, coupon slips)