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Hungry's Brings Back “Heart of Gold” Dinner Menu to Benefit Mayor Turner and Judge Emmett Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund

HOUSTON, October 12, 2017 – Last year, Mayor Sylvester Turner officially proclaimed October 27 as "Hungry's Day" in Houston, Texas, commending Hungry’s leadership team including Fred Sharifi, Ashkan and Sue Nowamooz and the entire Hungry’s team for their ongoing involvement in the city with donations and community service for the last 40 years. This year, in celebration of Hungry’s Day, Hungry’s will bring back the Heart of Gold dinner menu with portion of the proceeds benefiting Mayor Turner's and County Judge Ed Emmett’s Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund at Greater Houston Community Foundation.

“We firsthand experienced the effects of Hurricane Harvey flooding our Memorial restaurant and understand the difficult time Houstonians are facing. With parts of the city still in need, including various neighborhoods and schools, we know how far a helping hand can reach which is why we chose the Greater Houston Community Foundation as the beneficiary for Heart of Gold this year,” co-founder Askhan Nowamooz said.

Hungry's annual “Heart of Gold” initiative kicks off on Hungry’s Day, Friday, October 27, and takes place during the entire month of November at both locations in Rice Village and Memorial to benefit a local nonprofit. Last year, Hungry’s supported the Houston Food Bank to fight hunger with the help of their customers. This year, with the recent catastrophic disaster the city faced, Hungry’s will donate proceeds from sales of the dinner menu to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund.

“Hungry’s has always had a heart in our name that symbolized the love we see here from our customers, staff and greater Houston community,” says Executive Chef Sue Nowamooz. “At the end of October, we change the color of the heart from red to gold as we celebrate Hungry’s Day the only way we know how -- by giving back to the city that has become our home for the last 40 years, the next 40 years and beyond.”

For each $25 Heart of Gold prix fixe three-course dinner menu sold, $4 will be donated to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. The Heart of Gold menu is available only during dinner hours, from 5-10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 5-11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Hungry’s invites its loyal customers and new guests to participate by dining in during the month of November and spreading the spirit of gratitude.

For over 40 years, Hungry’s has been family-owned and operated with a long tradition of giving back to the community to make Houston a better place to live, work, play and of course, to eat. Since 1999, Hungry’s has awarded $72,000 through the Anton Segal Memorial Scholarship granted to students from Stratford High School, supporting education for young people and organizations that promote and celebrate diversity for a greater understanding of cultures. Hungry’s generosity extends to an extensive list of charitable organizations, little league/sports teams and causes including The United Way, Houston Food Bank, Dress for Success, SPARK Parks, Patrons for Bellaire Park, Stratford Playhouse, Houston Area Women’s Center and The Women’s Home among many others.

About Hungry's Concepts

Founded in 1975, Hungry’s Concepts is the parent company of Hungry’s restaurants and NextDoor and Upstairs bars/lounges.The company’s portfolio focuses on neighborhood restaurants that have grown to become local institutions as a home-away-from-home with diverse, globally-inspired and affordably-priced comfort food prepared with sauces and dressings made from scratch, fresh herbs (often grown on-site), hand-selected produce, farm-fresh meats and dairy, and fresh seafood. All menu items are available for seated dining and take-out or home/office delivery via phone or online ordering. Market-fresh flavor is also available for large and small events through social and corporate catering, with a variety of rentals and service options available. The company also owns warm, sophisticated neighborhood bars and lounges where relaxed sports den meets intimate cocktail lounge for a place to watch the game, enjoy great food, and comfortably unwind in an interesting, inviting mix of flair and fun.

For more information, visit

Hungry’s Memorial

14714 Memorial Dr

Houston, TX, 77079

(281) 493-1520

Hungry’s Rice Village

2356 Rice Boulevard

Houston, TX 77005

(713) 523-8652

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