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Smokey Bones to Host Fisher House Foundation Partnership Launch Event

Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill will host a night of family fun on June 3, from 5-8pm, at the Smokey Bones in Brandon, Fl., kicking off the restaurant’s initiative to raise $50,000 for military charity, Fisher House Foundation. The foundation provides temporary free lodging so families can be close to their loved ones during a medical crisis. The event will feature 2-3 military and veterans’ families directly impacted by Fisher House Foundation to launch a limited-time-only, All-American burger menu, created by Executive Chef and Army veteran Jason Gronlund.

The families will visit the restaurant to enjoy a hands-on cooking experience with United States Army Veteran, Executive Chef Jason Gronlund, Fisher House Foundation representatives, and Chris Artinian, President and CEO of Smokey Bones.

“Smokey Bones has very deep military ties,” said Gronlund. “It is our pleasure to host an event to benefit Fisher House Foundation and I am grateful I am able to be such a big part of it. I know first hand how crucial it is to support our vets, active military and their families.”

Aside from Fisher House families, all military and veterans are invited to visit the Brandon, Fl. Smokey Bones during the event and will receive a 10% discount.

“We are overwhelmed by the generosity,” said Fisher House Foundation president, David Coker. “The donations will make a huge impact in supporting our mission of providing a ‘home away from home’ for the families of our wounded or critically ill military and veterans.”

The casual dining restaurant entered into partnership with Fisher House Foundation in early spring 2015 and has since committed to a donation goal of $50,000 to the military charity in 2015.

For more information regarding Smokey Bones, visit: www.smokeybones.com. For more information regarding Fisher House Foundation, visit: www.fisherhouse.org.

Contact: Angela DelBrocco, Brokaw Inc., adelbrocco@brokaw.com, 216-241-8003

About Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill

Smokey Bones, the favorite choice for food, drinks, and fun, is a full-service bar and fire-grill restaurant that operates 65 locations in 16 states and employs nearly 3,700 people. It is owned by an affiliate of Boca Raton, Fla.-based Sun Capital Partners, whose portfolio of restaurants also includes Boston Market, Friendly’s, Johnny Rockets, Fazoli’s, Bar Louie, and other restaurant brands representing approximately 2,000 locations and $2.0 billion in sales.

About Fisher House Foundation

Fisher House Foundation is best known for a network of comfort homes where military and veterans’ families can stay at no cost while a loved one is receiving treatment. These homes are located at major military and VA medical centers nationwide, and in Europe, close to the medical center or hospital it serves. Fisher Houses have up to 21 suites, with private bedrooms and baths. Families share a common kitchen, laundry facilities, a warm dining room and an inviting living room. Fisher House Foundation ensures that there is never a lodging fee. Since inception, the program has saved military and veterans’ families an estimated $282 million in out of pocket costs for lodging and transportation.