December 29, 2008 // Franchising.com // Louisville, Colo. – Rock Bottom Restaurants, Inc. will host its annual Christmas Miracle events at nine restaurants on Christmas to benefit approximately 7000 local homeless and displaced persons in need.
Holiday Miracle events will be hosted in Colorado Springs, CO, Phoenix, AZ, Denver, CO, Boulder, CO, Boise, ID, Portland, OR, Cleveland, OH, Indianapolis, IN and Minneapolis, MN.
The restaurants have partnered with local non profit organizations to provide a traditional holiday menu served on white linen table cloths. Menus will include baked ham, roasted turkey, mashed potatoes & gravy, green beans, cranberry sauce, assorted desserts and alcohol-free beverages for each guest.
"We've been working on these events for a long time and our entire team has passionately supported it to make it possible," explained Frank Day, President & CEO. "This is so important to what we believe in and to those who we can help, and I am so proud of all of our volunteers, sponsors and community members for all of their help and support."
Inc.Rock Bottom Restaurants, Inc. currently employs over 7,500 nationwide. It owns and operates 103 restaurants across the United States - 64 "Old Chicago" restaurants and 39 brewery concepts operating under the names "Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery," "ChopHouse & Brewery," and "Walnut Brewery". The Company also operates two Sing Sing concepts, an entertainment venue featuring a dueling piano bar in a club setting. It has franchise partnerships under its Old Chicago brand that account for 35 locations and two locations under the Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery brand.In 2000, the Company formed the Rock Bottom Foundation, a 501(c) (3) non-profit entity. The Foundation's primary focus is to make a positive impact on the issue of hunger within its communities, help its teammates in crisis, and inspire a culture of giving and volunteerism.The Company's annual sales in 2007 were $306 million ($371 million including Franchise locations), an 8% increase over fiscal 2006. Projected sales for 2008 are $324 million ($409 million including Franchise locations.All of Rock Bottom's restaurants are casual dining establishments featuring excellent service, high-quality, moderately priced food and a distinctive selection of micro-brewed and specialty beers served in a comfortable, hospitable atmosphere.