Hickory Tavern Launches ‘Share the Love’ Fundraising Campaign Benefiting Levine Children’s Hospital

Hickory Tavern Launches 'Share the Love' Fundraising Campaign Benefiting Levine Children's Hospital

10% of Kids Meal Purchases in February to be Donated to Levine Children’s Hospital

Charlotte, NC  (RestaurantNews.com)  February is known as the month of love, and one Charlotte-based restaurant brand wants to share that vision with children who may need it the most.

Hickory Tavern®, the family neighborhood restaurant with a sports passion, is launching a new fundraising campaign called “Share the Love.” During the month of February, Hickory Tavern will donate 10% of all kids meals to Levine Children’s Hospital at its 13 Charlotte-area locations.

Levine Children’s Hospital, part of Carolinas HealthCare System, serves as a beacon of hope in the Charlotte community and beyond and has been named a Best Children’s Hospital by US News and World Report for the past five years.

“We view community involvement as one of the most important parts of being good neighbors and responsible corporate citizens. Since our inception, each Hickory Tavern location has worked with local churches, charities, schools and community organizations to help them with their efforts to enhance the communities in which they do business,” said Hickory Tavern CMO Thom Perez. “With so many locations in the Charlotte area, we wanted to do something on a larger scale to make an even bigger impact in our community. We couldn’t be more thrilled with partnering with Levine Children’s Hospital, an organization that saves and improves the lives of our children.”

According to Mark Griffith, Director, Fund Development for Carolinas HealthCare Foundation, the money raised by Hickory Tavern will help carry on the hospital’s legacy as one of the premier healthcare institutions in the United States.

“Levine Children’s Hospital was built by the community, for the community, and thanks to friends like Hickory Tavern, we are able to expand our services and offer the absolute best medical care for local and regional families. We are grateful for Hickory Tavern’s support of Levine Children’s Hospital through their Share the Love Campaign,” said Griffith.

About Hickory Tavern

Hickory Tavern Launches 'Share the Love' Fundraising Campaign Benefiting Levine Children's HospitalFounded in 1997, the Hickory Tavern brand has grown to include 22 restaurants in 13 communities across the southeastern United States. Hickory Tavern is a great family neighborhood restaurant with a sports passion. Its unique brand of casual dining, lively bar atmosphere, upscale menu and a passion for sports is universally inviting and the perfect dining destination no matter what time of day: Lunch, Happy Hour, Dinner, Late Night or Gameday. Perhaps best known for being named runner up in ESPN’s Best Sports Bar in North America or being cited by The Bleacher Report as the best local bar in the NFL city of Charlotte,, the family-friendly brand recently expanded its footprint with 5 new openings in 2015, including Memphis, Winston-Salem, NC, Birmingham, Alabama, Indian Land, SC and most recently, Rock Hill, SC.

About Levine Children’s Hospital

Carolinas HealthCare System’s Levine Children’s Hospital is a 234-bed hospital in Charlotte, North Carolina, located on the main campus of Carolinas HealthCare System. It is the most comprehensive facility of its type between Atlanta, Georgia and Washington D.C. Levine Children’s Hospital is also home to the Ricky Hendrick Centers for Intensive Care, which support pediatric intensive and cardiovascular surgery patients. Since opening in 2007, the hospital has grown to include more than 30 pediatric specialties and has received national recognition from U.S. News & World Report as one of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals.”

Derek Farley