In honour of its 40th Anniversary, The Keg Steakhouse & Bar is donating $1 million to the communities that have contributed so greatly to its success. And the public will help decide which projects will receive the funding.
The Keg’s Thanks A Million campaign will donate forty $25,000 grants to fund community-based projects or initiatives in Keg communities across Canada and select states in the U.S. Beginning on March 7 and running until April 30, ideas for community enhancement projects can be submitted at kegsteakhouse.com. At the same website between May 16 until June 14, members of the public have the opportunity to vote for the entries they believe should receive the grants. The Keg will announce the winners on June 29.
“For 40 years, The Keg has been committed to the communities in which we operate and where our success has taken root,” said David Aisenstat, President & CEO, The Keg Steakhouse & Bar. “The Thanks A Million campaign is our way of giving back to those communities and showing our support in an even more tangible way while encouraging others to become involved in their community.”
This opportunity is not only open to charities, but other organizations and individuals who need funding for a community project or initiative. Projects can be submitted for any Keg community, and can be charitable, community-focused, or educational in nature. A list of all Keg locations is available at www.kegsteakhouse.com/en/locations.
The Keg has a long history of giving back to the communities it serves. The tradition of giving has been engrained in The Keg’s culture from the very beginning; it started at a grassroots level, with employee involvement in community events. In 2001, The Keg Spirit Foundation was created to coordinate and focus The Keg’s charitable efforts. The Thanks a Million campaign continues this tradition of giving.
About The Keg Steakhouse & Bar
The Keg Steakhouse & Bar is Canada’s leading steakhouse. In 1971, the first Keg Steakhouse & Bar opened its doors in North Vancouver. Since then, it has grown into a family of more than 100 restaurants from coast to coast in Canada and in select markets in the United States. Since its inception in 2001, The Keg Spirit Foundation has raised over $5 million for more than 300 youth focused charities whose programs mirror the mentorship that The Keg Steakhouse & Bar has provided to so many young staff since 1971.