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Miss America to visit IHOP, Scottish Rite

Miss America to visit IHOP, Scottish Rite

ATLANTA -- The new Miss America will soon trade her tiara for a chef's hat as she works to raise money for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.

Mallory Hytes Hagan will flip pancakes and greet customers at the Chamblee IHOP on Tuesday, Jan. 22.

Hagan's visit to the restaurant is a preview of National Pancake Day, where IHOP guests are invited to make a donation to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals in exchange for a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes.

National Pancake Day is Tuesday, Feb. 5. Last year, IHOP customers raised more than $3 million for children's charities.

After preparing breakfast from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Jan. 22, Hagan will meet patients in The Zone at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite. She will be at the hospital from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Free pancakes at IHOP to help Children's Miracle Network Hospital

Free pancakes at IHOP to help Children's Miracle Network Hospital

(WXIA) -- In an effort to raise $3 million for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and celebrate National Pancake Day, IHOP Restaurants will give out free pancakes to all guests on Tuesday, February 5.

This day will also mark the 30th anniversary of the Children's Miracle Network Hospital, as reported by a spokeswoman for IHOP.  National Pancake Day is recognized as IHOP's largest philanthropic event of the year, with more than 1,500 restaurants taking part. IHOP hopes that reaching the $3 million goal will be the ideal kick off to 2013 fundraising for the CMNH.

The spokeswoman said IHOP restaurants will give a complimentary stack of buttermilk pancakes to all guests from 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. At the same time, they hope guests will make donations to CMNH. All proceeds will be put towards helping CMNH and other local charities to bring vital equipment, life-saving procedures and critical care to sick and injured children.

Bruegger's Bagels offering free coffee Wednesday

Bruegger's Bagels offering free coffee Wednesday

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- All Bruegger's Bagel shops across the U.S. are giving away coffee to customers until 2 p.m. Wednesday.

In exchange for the drink, the company is asking patrons to give their spare change -- or more -- to Children's Miracle Network.

Bruegger's Bagels will also sell Bottomless Mugs to benefit the charity. Customers who buy Bottomless Mugs will receive free coffee, tea or soda for a full year.

The bagel chain hopes to raise $100,000 for Children's Miracle Network through its free coffee promotion.

The Atlanta area's sole Bruegger's Bagels is located at 6370 Powers Ferry Road in Sandy Springs. Learn more at brueggers.com.

Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar promotes Jerry Sinatra to Operating Partner

Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar promotes Jerry Sinatra to Operating Partner

DUNWOODY, Ga. -- Seasoned wine and service manager of Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar in Dunwoody, Jerry Sinatra, has been promoted to operating partner. Along with Chef/Partner Kenneth Bills, he will oversee all operations of the restaurant.

“We are delighted to see Jerry succeed in his new role as operating partner,” said Steve Pirato, Fleming’s regional partner. “He has shaped the restaurant with his experience and expertise in training the most qualified associates and his excellence in hospitality. His ability to build strong relationships with our guests, vendors and local community make him the perfect fit for the operating partner position,” he added.

Get a $2 'Boorito' for wearing a costume to Chipotle

Get a $2 'Boorito' for wearing a costume to Chipotle

ATLANTA -- Scare up a tasty dinner -- and do some good for the community -- by wearing a costume to any Chipotle Mexican Grill on Halloween.

Chipotle customers who arrive in costume between 4 p.m. and close on Wednesday, Oct. 31 will be treated to a burrito, bowl, salad or order of tacos for only $2.

"We have always believed that good food should be affordable and accessible to everyone, and our annual Boorito fundraiser is a great opportunity for customers to enjoy a $2 burrito while supporting a great cause," Chipotle founder, chairman and co-CEO Steve Ells said in a statement.

The great cause in question is the Chipotle Cultivate Foundation, a nonprofit that works to create a sustainable healthy food supply and raise awareness of food issues. Up to $1 million in proceeds from the Boorito event will go to the charity.

Eat at Chipotle, help Piedmont Park's Education Garden

Eat at Chipotle, help Piedmont Park's Education Garden

ATLANTA -- Eating at Chipotle Mexican Grill just got even better.

All Atlanta-area Chipotle locations will donate the day's proceeds to the Education Garden at Piedmont Park this Wednesday, Oct. 24.

The giveaway is part of the restaurant chain's recognition of Food Day, a nationwide movement that works to improve food policies.

Chipotle will give the Education Garden up to $10,000. More than 800 children visit the garden every year to learn about natural and organic gardening methods.

You can do your part to help the garden by eating at Chipotle on Wednesday. Visit chipotle.com to find your nearest location.

Ray's on the River welcomes Jennifer Hanson

Ray's on the River welcomes Jennifer Hanson

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- Ray’s on the River has a history of providing North Atlanta with the best live entertainment in the city and is proud to carry on the tradition by announcing its new partnership with Jennifer Hanson.  

Starting Nov. 1, Hanson and her talented band will perform Wednesday through Saturday nights at the award-winning restaurant. To celebrate the occasion, Ray’s on the River will offer specials on drinks and appetizers.