Rusty Bucket Restaurant & Tavern donates profits to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma Relief

Rusty Bucket Restaurant & Tavern donates profits to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma Relief

Nationwide chain Rusty Bucket’s newest venue is located at CityPlace Doral.

In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, Rusty Bucket Restaurant & Tavern, including its newest venue located at CityPlace Doral, donated all profits generated on Sept. 18 to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.

Rusty Bucket, in partnership with sister company Cameron Mitchell Restaurants, hosted the one-day fundraiser to support people affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma – with the goal of donating together more than $150,000. The funds raised are providing food, shelter, and other emergency supplies to victims of both hurricanes.

“The devastation Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have caused is horrific,” said Gary Callicoat, president of Rusty Bucket Restaurant & Tavern. “It was important to our associates to come together and find a way to help. This donation to the American Red Cross allowed us to provide support to Texas, Florida, and other affected areas as they recover from these events and work to rebuild their communities.”

In addition to donating profits from sales, each restaurant also encouraged guests to make donations. On Sept. 18, for every $50 donation made to the American Red Cross at Rusty Bucket locations, the company provided guests with a $10 promotional gift card valid toward any food purchases on their next visit.

About Rusty Bucket: Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Rusty Bucket was founded in 2002 and currently operates 24 locations in Ohio, Michigan, Florida, Indiana, North Carolina, and Colorado. Rusty Bucket is a nationally-recognized brand with recent accolades, including Technomic’s Top 500 Leading U.S. Chain Restaurants, FSR 50’s Top 10 Fast Growing, High-Performing Chains, and ranked on Restaurant Business’ Future 50 list. Rusty Bucket was also named by Nation’s Restaurant News as a 2014 Breakout Brand.

For information, visit or call the Doral venue at 786-800-5750, located at 3535 NW 83 Ave., Doral, FL 33122.

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