Dine for a cause: Restaurants chip in for 'Yolanda' victims


Posted at Nov 11 2013 12:59 PM | Updated as of Nov 13 2013 11:37 PM

MANILA – (UPDATE 2) A number of dining establishments have joined the bandwagon, using their resources to help victims of super typhoon “Yolanda” in Visayas.

Japanese restaurant chain Yabu, for instance, will once again hold a “Dine for a Cause” event on November 13.

Yabu, which specializes in katsu dishes, said 100% of the proceeds from all of its branches during this event will be donated to “Yolanda” victims.

“The more you eat, the more we can give,” it said on its Facebook page.

Chef Jayps Anglo’s recently opened restaurant, Sarsa Kitchen+Bar at Bonifacio Global City, will also hold a similar event on November 12.

“Join us on Tuesday, November 12, and eat for a cause. Our countrymen are starving, and Sarsa would like to help. All sales proceeds for Tuesday, November 12, will be donated to the victims of typhoon Yolanda,” Sarsa, a Filipino restaurant, announced on its Facebook page.

Zark’s, meanwhile, said it will donate P20 for every order of its Jawbreaker, a triple-patty burger with luncheon meat, bacon, vegetables and cheese sauce. The restaurant is also accepting donations and relief goods.

The Visayan Room in Salcedo Village in Makati will host a fund-raising dinner on November 18, its owner Sandee Masigan announced on Facebook on Tuesday. She said the four-course dinner with wine will be prepared by Chef Ramon Antonio and XO46 Heritage Bistro's Chef Tanya.

"We're charging Php1,500 a head for this delicious Visayan inspired dinner with a special dessert from Baby Pat. All proceeds go to typhoon Yolanda's victims," Masigan said.

The group of Brgy Bagnet, Pino Filipino Comfort Food, Pipino Vegetarian, Brgr Burger-Project, and Pi Breakfast & Pies said it will be donating 100% of its profits on November 13 to the Red Cross for the relief operations.

"We promise kickass food & awesome service in exchange for your generosity. See you and God bless always!" it said in its Facebook page.

RUB Ribs & BBQ also announced on Facebook that 100% of its sales from its branches in Pasig and Quezon City on Tuesday, November 12, will be donated to the victims of Typhoon Yolanda.

Accepting donations

While they are unable to donate a huge chunk of their sales to relief efforts, several restaurants are making the most of their convenient locations to encourage the public to help victims of super typhoon “Yolanda.”

Over 2,000 coin banks have been placed in all restaurants under the homegrown fast food giant Jollibee Foods Corporation (JFC) – Jollibee, Chowking, Greenwich, Red Ribbon, Mang Inasal and Burger King – across the country.

JFC has also released the account number of Jollibee Group Foundation, where cash and check donations may be deposited.

McDonald’s, meanwhile, is also accepting in-kind donations for victims of super typhoon “Yolanda” in all of its branches in Metro Manila. The fast food chain is gathering old yet wearable clothes, rice, toiletries, bottled water, beddings, canned goods and towels.

Also accepting donations of medicines, pull-tab canned goods, biscuits, slippers and blankets are Mango Tree at Bonifacio High Street and Slappy Cakes restaurants at Eastwood, SM North EDSA and SM Aura.