Houlihan’s expands Cookies for a Cause campaign to Kansas City metro locations; will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City

Six area locations are giving you a reason to order dessert

LEAWOOD, Kan. (July 20, 2016) – This month, all Kansas City metro Houlihan’s launched the Cookies for a Cause campaign. After an extremely successful eight weeks of testing in Chicagoland Houlihan’s, the brand is expanding the promotion to restaurants in Fairway, Leawood, Olathe and Overland Park, Kansas, and restaurants in Kansas City North and Lee’s Summit, Missouri. Each location will sell its signature, homemade cookies at lunch for 50 cents. 100 percent of the net proceeds will be donated to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City.

For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has been serving children who live in single-parent and low-income families, or households where a parent is incarcerated. As the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”). Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City serves more than 1,500 children annually.

Cookies for a Cause is the latest campaign from Houlihan’s to support community causes and outreach. Currently, many Houlihan’s locations nationwide serve as drop-off stations for wine bottle and sparkling wine corks through a partnership with ReCORK, a company dedicated to recycling and sustainable living. In recent years, metro area Houlihan’s have rallied to support the community with donations to the families of fallen Kansas City firefighters and the JJ’s Memorial Fund. Individually, the Lee’s Summit Houlihan’s partners with Susan G. Komen Greater Kansas City by hosting Dine to Donate nights in support of the fight against breast cancer. The Leawood Houlihan’s is partnering with the National Kidney Foundation to support the Kidney Walk in October 2016.

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 About Houlihan’s

Established in 1972, Houlihan’s has 72 locations, primarily throughout the Midwest and the eastern United States. An American restaurant and bar that “feeds your lifestyle,” Houlihan’s menu features center-cut steaks, fresh seafood entrées, baked-to-order  flatbreads and artisan salads and sandwiches along with an interesting, everyday wine and cocktail selection. Houlihan’s offers dishes in both small and large portions and is dedicated to developing menu options that address ever-evolving consumer lifestyles — be it meatless, gluten-sensitive, organic, or smaller portioned items. The restaurants feature design-forward finishes and architectural elements and a custom, curated playlist that changes monthly; many locations feature display kitchens, original artwork, and patios designed for social lounging. Houlihan’s is privately owned by Houlihan’s Restaurants, Inc. which developed and owns several restaurant concepts including Bristol Seafood Grill, Devon Seafood + Steaks and J. Gilbert’s Wood-Fired Steaks & Seafood. The company is headquartered in the Kansas City metro area. For more information on franchise opportunities, please visit


About Big Brothers Big Sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) is one of the most admired non-profit organizations in the country, having literally helped millions of at-risk children change the course of their lives for the better through one-to-one professional mentoring. Children with “Bigs” are proven to receive better grades, have improved family relationships, have improved self esteem and are less likely to use drugs and alcohol. BBBS of Greater Kansas City (BBBSKC) is one of the most successful of the organization’s 400 affiliates. BBBSKC was recently recognized as Agency of the Year and was honored with the Gold Standard award. BBBSKC is the fastest-growing affiliate in the country—while not compromising on the quality of its services.