More than 190 Kansas City area restaurants to donate 10 percent of sales Saturday, Oct. 17, to support fallen firefighters


UPDATED AS OF FRIDAY, OCT. 16 AT 8:45PM CST

The Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association and Kansas City Originals Dining for Heroes campaign will bring restaurants and diners together to benefit the families of John Mesh and Larry Leggio

KANSAS CITY, MO. (Oct. 14, 2015) – In response to Monday’s tragedy that took the lives of Kansas City firefighters John Mesh and Larry Leggio, the Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association (GKCRA) and the Kansas City Originals are bringing together area restaurants and diners on Saturday, Oct. 17 to raise funds for the families of these fallen heroes. For one day only – Oct. 17 – participating Kansas City restaurants from across the area will donate 10 percent of sales to the Dining for Heroes Fund, a support account dedicated to the families of John Mesh and Larry Leggio.

More than 190 Kansas City restaurants have signed up to participate; the GKCRA anticipates this number will continue to increase through Oct. 17. For full campaign information and a complete, up-to-date list of participating restaurants for Saturday’s benefit, please click HERE, or the GKCRA’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/GKCRA. In addition, diners and restaurants are encouraged to share their support through social media with the official hashtag, #DiningForHeroes.

Further, in addition to the ten percent of sales, diners will have the opportunity to contribute additional funds at all participating restaurants through donation jars. All funds raised will go to the Dining for Heroes Fund.

Individuals may also make donations directly to the Dining for Heroes Fund by mailing a check or money order to “The Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association” with a memo or notation of Dining for Heroes by no later than Friday, Oct. 16:

The Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association
PO Box 10148
Kansas City, MO 64171

Participating restaurants include:

12 Baltimore
106 W 12th Street
Kansas City, MO 64105

54th Street Grill & Bar
12130 South 71 Highway
Grandview, MO 64030

54th Street Grill & Bar
303 NE Englewood Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64118

Affäre
1911 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64108

Alamo Restaurant & Lounge
5010 NE Parvin Road
Kansas City, MO 64117

Anton’s
1610 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64108

Arris Pizza & Pub
12812 West 87th St Parkway
Lenexa, KS 66215

Aixois
251 E. 55th Street
Kansas City, MO 64113

Bar Central
200 W 12th Street
Kansas City, MO 64105

Barrel 31
400 E. 31st Street
Kansas City, MO 64108

Blanc Burgers + Bottles
10583 Mission Road
Leawood, KS 66206

Bonchon Chicken
1710 NW Chipman Road
Lee's Summit, MO 64081

Boulevard Brewing Tasting Room
2501 Southwest Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64108

BRGR Kitchen + Bar
11 E. 14th Street
Kansas City, MO 64105

BRGR Kitchen + Bar
4308 W 83rd Street
Prairie Village, KS 66208

Bristol Seafood Grill
51 E. 14th St.                      
Kansas City, MO 64106

Bristol Seafood Grill
5400 West 119th Street                        
Leawood, KS 66214

Cafe Italia
160 English Landing Drive                       
Kansas City, MO 64152

Café Trio
4558 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64111

Café Verona
206 W Lexington Avenue
Independence, MO 64050

California Pizza Kitchen
11655 Ash Streeet
Leawood, KS 66211

Capital Grille
4740 Jefferson Street
Kansas City, MO 64112

Cascone's Italian Restaurant
3737 N Oak Trafficway
Kansas City, MO 64116

Cleaver & Cork
1333 Walnut Street
Kansas City, MO 64106

Coach's Bar and Grill
414 W. 103rd Street
Kansas City, MO 64114

Coach's Bar and Grill
9089 W. 135th Street
Overland Park, KS 66223

Coal Vines
616 Ward Pkwy.
Kansas City, MO 64112

Crazy Good Eats
16695A W. 151st Street
Olathe, KS 66062

d’Bronx
3904 Bell Street
Kansas City, MO 64111

d’Bronx
2450 Grand Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64108

EBT Restaurant
1310 Carondelet Drive #100
Kansas City, MO 64114

Eggtc.
5107 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64112

Eggtc.
7182 Renner Road
Shawnee, KS 66217

El Maguey
119 Crown Hill Road
Excelsior Springs, MO 64024

Em Chamas Brazilian Grill
6101 NW 63rd Terrace
Kansas City, MO 6415

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop
10157 Wornall Road
Kansas City, MO 64114

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop
13386 Metcalf Ave.
Overland Park, KS 66213

Garozzo’s Ristorante
526 Harrison Street
Kansas City, MO 64106

Garozzo’s Ristorante
9950 College Blvd.     
Overland Park, KS 66210

Garozzo’s Ristorante
1547 N.E. Rice Road      
Lee's Summit, MO 64086

Gram & Dun
600 Ward Parkway
Kansas City, MO 64112

Grinders 
417 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108

Grinders 
10240 Pflumm Road
Lenexa, KS 66215

Grünauer
101 W 22nd Street
Kansas City, MO 64108

Harry’s Country Club
112 E. Missouri Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64106

Hawg Jaw Que & Brew
4403 NW Gateway Avenue
Riverside, MO 64150

Hereford House
19721 E. Jackson Drive                        
Independence, MO 64057

Hereford House
5001 Town Center Drive                          
Leawood, KS 66211

Hereford House
17244 Midland Drive                              
Shawnee, KS 66217

Hereford House
8661 N. Stoddard Avenue                        
Kansas City, MO 64153

Houlihan’s
2820 W. 53rd Street, Suite 123
Fairway, KS 66205

Houlihan’s
8660 Boardwalk Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64154

Houlihan’s
11851 W. 95th Street
Overland Park, KS 66214

Houlihan’s
4900 W. 119th Street
Leawood, KS 66209

Houlihan’s
16411 W 119th Street
Olathe, KS 66061

Houlihan’s
625 NW Murray Road
Lee’s Summit, MO 64081

Ingredient True Eatery
11563 Ash Street
Leawood, KS 66211

J. Gilbert’s Wood-Fired Steaks and Seafood
8901 Metcalf Avenue                        
Overland Park, KS 66212

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar
4814 Roanoke Pkwy.
Kansas City, MO 64112

Jess and Jim’s Steakhouse
517 E 135th Street   
Kansas City, MO 64145

JJ's
900 W. 48th Place, Ste. 110
Kansas City, MO 64112

Joe’s Kansas City
3002 West 47th Avenue
Kansas City, KS 66103

Joe’s Kansas City
11950 South Strang Line Road
Olathe, KS 66062

Joe’s Kansas City
11723 Roe Avenue
Leawood, KS 66211

Johnny’s Tavern
6765 W 119th Street
Overland Park, KS 66209

Johnny’s Tavern
13131 Shawnee Mission Parkway
Shawnee, KS 66216

Johnny’s Tavern
11316 W. 135th Street
Overland Park, KS 66211

Johnny’s Tavern
8626 Mission Road
Prairie Village, KS 66208

Johnny’s Tavern
10384 S. Ridgeview Road
Olathe, KS 66061

Johnny’s Tavern
1310 Grand Boulevard
Kansas City, MO 64106

Johnny’s Tavern
8719 W. 95th Street
Overland Park, KS 66212

Johnny’s Tavern
1660 SE Blue Pkwy.
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063

Johnny Cascone's Italian Restaurant
6863 W. 91st Street
Overland Park, KS 66212

Kelso’s Northtown
300 Armour Road
North Kansas City, MO 64116

Kross Lounge & Restaurant
605 N. Sterling
Sugar Creek, MO 64054

La Bodega
703 Southwest Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64108

La Bodega
4311 W. 119th Street
Leawood, KS 66209

La Costa Mexican Restaurant
5 E. Kansas Street
Liberty, MO 64068

La Fuente
917 NE Woods Chapel Road
Lee’s Summit, MO 64064

La Fuente
899 SW Le Mans Lane
Lee’s Summit, MO 64082

La Fuente
105 S. Jefferson Street
Kearney, MO 64060

La Fuente
1255 NE Douglas Street
Lee’s Summit, MO 64086

La Fuente
2325 S. Route 291
Independence, MO 64057

La Fuente
101 N. 169 Highway
Smithville, MO 64089

La Fuente
10839 E. US 40 Hwy
Independence, MO 64055

La Fuente
10901 W. 75th Street
Shawnee, KS 66214

Le Fou Frog
400 E. 5th Street
Kansas City, MO 64106

Lidia's *will donate 10% of 3-course pasta meal and seasonal sippers  
101 W. 22nd Street
Kansas City, MO 64108

Longboards Wraps & Bowls
6269 N. Oak Trafficway
Kansas City, MO 64118

Longboards Wraps & Bowls
1173 West Kansas Street
Liberty, MO 64068

Longboards Wraps & Bowls
5415 Johnson Drive
Mission, KS 66205

Los Compas Mexican Restaurant
18011 E. US 24 Hwy.
Independence, MO 64056

Los Compas Mexican Restaurant
9055 W. State Rt. 350
Raytown, MO 64133

Louie's Wine Dive
7100 Wornall Road
Kansas City, MO 64114

Lulu’s Thai Noodle Shop
2030 Central Street
Kansas City, MO 64108

Lulu’s Thai Noodle Shop
2701 W. 47th Street
Westwood, KS 66205

Manny’s Mexican Restaurant
207 Southwest Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64108

MetropolitanKC
200 W. 12th Street
Kansas City, MO 64105

Mi Hacienda Mexican Restaurant
290 S. State Route 291
Liberty, MO 64068

Michael Forbes Bar & Grille
128 W. 63rd Street
Kansas City, MO 64113

Minsky's Pizza
7007 NW Barry Road
Kansas City, MO 64153

Minsky's Pizza
221 NE Barry Road
Kansas City, MO 64155

Minsky's Pizza
205 N. 291 Highway
Liberty, MO 64068

Minsky's Pizza
427 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64105

Minsky's Pizza
5105 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64112

Minsky's Pizza
2201 NW State Route 7
Blue Springs, MO 64014

Minsky's Pizza
2551 S. State Route 291
Independence, MO 64057

Minsky's Pizza
632 NE State Route 291
Lee's Summit, MO 64086\

Minsky's Pizza
812 W. Foxwood Drive
Raymore, MO 64083

Minsky's Pizza
6921 Tomahawk Road
Prairie Village, KS 66208

Minsky's Pizza
12920 State Line Road
Leawood, KS 66209

Minsky's Pizza
7198 Renner Road
Shawnee, KS 66217

Minsky's Pizza
13400 College Boulevard
Lenexa, KS 66210

Minsky's Pizza
15983 S. Bradley Drive
Olathe, KS 66062

Minsky’s Pizza
934 Massachusetts Street
Lawrence, KS 66044

Nara
617 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64108

Newport Grill
5501 W 135th Street, Suite 2330
Overland Park, KS 66223

Nick and Jake’s
6830 W. 135th
Overland Park, KS 66223

Nick and Jake’s 
6325 Lewis St. Suite 110
Parkville, MO 64152

Nick and Jake’s
5031 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64112

Night & Day Gourmet, a Minsky's and Eggtc. Joynt
4747 JC Nichols Pkwy.
Kansas City, MO 64111

O'Neill's Restaurant & Bar
9417 Mission Road
Leawood, KS 66206

Ophelia’s
201 N. Main St.
Independence, MO 64050

Osteria Il Centro
5101 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64112

Paradise Diner
5501 W 135th Street, Suite 2310
Overland Park, KS 66223

Parisi Café (Union Station)
30 W. Pershing Road   
Kansas City, MO 64108

Paulo and Bill
16501 Midland Drive
Shawnee, KS 66217

Pierpont’s at Union Station
30 W. Pershing Rd.                             
Kansas City, MO 64108

Popeye’s 
3100 Prospect Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64128

Popeye’s
6300 Troost Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64131

Popeye’s
10125 State Line Road
Kansas City, MO 64114

Popeye’s
23 E. Linwood Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64111

Piropos
4141 N. Mulberry Drive
Kansas City, MO 64116

Pizza 51
5060 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO 64112

Pizza Shoppe
7687 NW Prairie View
Kansas City, MO 64151

Pizza Shoppe
17041 Bel-Ray Blvd.
Belton, MO 64012

Pizza Shoppe
9329 N. Oak Trafficway
Kansas City, MO 64155

Pizza Shoppe
8584 N. Church
Liberty, MO 64157

Pizza Shoppe
921 W. 92 Hwy
Kearney, MO 64060

Pizza Shoppe
3504 SW Market Street
Lee's Summit, MO 64082

Pizza Shoppe
13612 Washington Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64145

Pizza Shoppe
2437 N.W. Prairie View Rd.
Platte City, MO 64079

Pizza Shoppe
410 Court Street
Savannah, MO 64485

Pizza Shoppe
101 N. 169 Highway, Ste. A
Smithville, MO 64089

Pizza Shoppe
2229-C N. Belt Highway
St. Joseph, MO 64506

Pizza Shoppe
22014 W. 66th Street
Shawnee, KS 66226

Pizza Shoppe
8915 Santa Fe Dr.
Overland Park, KS 66212

Pizza Shoppe
12750 S. Pflumm Road
Olathe, KS 66062

Pizza Shoppe
1805 S. Ridgeview
Olathe, KS 66062

Pizza Shoppe
736 W. Park Street
Olathe, KS 66061

Pizza Shoppe
7908 W. 151st Street
Overland Park, KS 66223

República
4807 Jefferson Street
Kansas City, MO 64112

Rhythm & Booze
423 Southwest Blvd. 
Kansas City, MO 64108

Seasons 52
340 Ward Pkwy.
Kansas City, MO 64112

Senor Tequila
6502 N. Oak Trafficway
Kansas City, MO 64118

Sol Cantina
408 E. 31st Street
Kansas City, MO 64108

SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza
6501 W. 135th Street                            
Overland Park, KS 66223

SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza
8224 Mission Road                         
Prairie Village, KS 66208

SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza
2450 Grand Blvd.                         
Kansas City, MO 64108

SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza
1808 NW Chipman Road                    
Lee's Summit, MO 64081

SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza
9474 Renner Blvd.                       
Lenexa, KS 66219

SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza
14230 W. 119th Street                       
Olathe, KS 66062

SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza
6541 W. 119th Street                     
Overland Park, KS 66209

SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza
4950 Main Street                          
Kansas City, MO 64112

Sullivan’s Steakhouse
4501 W 119th Street
Leawood, KS 66209

Taco John’s of Olathe
18617 West 151st Street
Olathe, KS 66062

Taco Republic
500 County Line Road (47th Street)
Kansas City, KS 66103

Talk of the Town Grill & Bar
5201 W. 135th Street                               
Leawood, KS 66224

Tanner’s Bar and Grill
10146 W 119th Street
Overland Park, KS 66213

Tanner’s Bar and Grill
14337 Metcalf Ave
Overland Park, KS 66223

Tanner’s Bar and Grill
22374 W 66th Street
Shawnee, KS 66226

Tanner’s Bar and Grill
7425 Broadway Street
Kansas City, MO 64114

Tanner’s Bar and Grill
12906 w 87th Street
Lenexa, KS 66215

Tannin Wine Bar + Kitchen
1526 Walnut Street
Kansas City, MO 64108

Tavern at Mission Farms
10681 Mission Road
Leawood, KS 66206

Tavern in the Village
3901 Prairie Lane
Prairie Village, KS 66208

The Drop Bistro
409 E. 31st Street
Kansas City, MO 64108

The Jacobson
2050 Central Street
Kansas City, MO 64108

The Roasterie Café 
4511 119th Street
Leawood, KS 66209

The Roasterie Café 
6223 Brookside Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64113

The Roasterie Café 
1204 W. 27th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108

The Well Bar, Grill & Rooftop *will donate 25 percent of a special, prix fixe menu
7421 Broadway Street                             
Kansas City, MO 64114

Trezo Mare
4105 N. Mulberry Drive
Kansas City, MO 64116

Urban Table
8232 Mission Road
Prairie Village, KS 66208

V's Italiano 
10819 E. US Hwy 40
Independence, MO 64055

Waldo Pizza
7433 Broadway Street
Kansas City, MO 64114

Waldo Pizza
1543 NE Douglas Street
Lee’s Summit, MO 64086

Webster House *lunch only
1644 Wyandotte Street
Kansas City, MO 64108

Ya Ya's Euro Bistro
7021 W. 135th Street
Overland Park, KS 66223

Yard House
1300 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64105

Zarda Bar-B-Q
214 N. 7 Highway
Blue Springs, MO 64014

Zarda Bar-B-Q
11931 W. 87th St Pkwy
Lenexa, KS 66215

Zócalo 
620 W. 48th Street
Kansas City, MO 64112


For more information on the GKCRA or the Dining for Heroes Fund, contact Shannon Hickey at (816) 753-5222.


About Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association
The Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association (GKCRA) is a trade association with more than 600 members consisting of restaurants, caterers, hospitals, schools, institutions, clubs and in-plant cafeterias as well as vendors serving the local restaurant industry. Members work together to represent, educate and promote the restaurant and hospitality industries in the Missouri counties of Cass, Clay, Jackson, and Platte and Kansas counties of Johnson, Leavenworth and Wyandotte. For more information on the GKCRA, “like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GKCRA or follow GKCRA on Twitter at www.twitter.com/GKCRA.

About Kansas City Originals
As Kansas City's non-profit independent restaurant association, the Kansas City Originals are local restauranteurs dedicated to sustaining the independent restaurants as a fixture of Kansas City's culture and community. We join together to increase the visibility and viability of locally owned restaurants so we can continue to exercise our individual creativity and style for our guest's dining pleasure. Kansas City Originals member restaurants support one another. Together, we support local initiatives and charities, feeding the community that in turn supports us. Eat Well. Eat Local. Kansas City Originals. For more information "like" us on Facebook www.facebook.com/kcoriginals or follow us on Twitter www.twitter.com/kcoriginals

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