HuHot Collects over 35,000 pounds of Food for Local Food Banks!

November 16, 2010 // Franchising.com // Missoula, Montana – HuHot Mongolian Grills, LLC kicked off the holiday giving season by hosting a food drive at 20 of their locations during the month of October. Customers were encouraged to bring in their non-perishable food items for donation and in return received 50% off of their HuHot grill meal as a token of gratitude.

This program was purposely held during October in order to jump-start the collection process and stock shelves for the food banks' traditionally busiest time at the end of the year. With over 35,000 pounds of food that was collected, that provides almost 27,000 meals for community members needing assistance this holiday season.

Jim Dawson, the Food Sourcing Specialist at Feeding South Dakota said, "We could not keep our food pantry doors open and food on the shelf or Feeding South Dakota running without the support of people like HuHot." For Feeding South Dakota alone, 5602 pounds of food and $986.13 were donated.

Even though many people are still struggling in this economy, HuHot customers came out in droves to support their local food bank. They were able to give a little and HuHot rewarded them kindly.

For more information contact: Stephanie Krause, Marketing Director, at 406-251-4303 or stephanie.krause@huhot.com.

About HuHot Mongolian Grills, LLC

HuHot is a create-your-own stir fry concept that offers a wide variety of meats, seafood, noodles, fresh veggies, and signature sauces to suit your tastes. Select your favorite ingredients then have it cooked to perfection before your eyes on a 6-foot Mongolian grill that puts out 950,000 BTUs. With unlimited trips to the grill, you can create a different meal every time.

HuHot Mongolian Grills, LLC opened its first restaurant in Missoula, Montana in 1999 focusing on fresh food, signature sauces and great service. Over the past 11 years, the concept has grown to 34 locations in 12 states and that focus has remained unchanged.

This year, HuHot Mongolian Grill, LLC was ranked in the 2010 Franchise 500 by Entrepreneur and in 2007 through 2009 was named on the Future 50 list of fastest growing restaurant chains by Restaurant Business magazine.

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