SOURCE: Carino's Italian

Carino's Italian

May 26, 2011 13:53 ET

Carino's Italian in Joplin Open for Business and Joins Relief Efforts

Donates Free Food and Drink to First Responders and Community Shelters

JOPLIN, MO--(Marketwire - May 26, 2011) - Carino's Italian in Joplin today announced that it plans to donate food and drink to first responders assisting in the search and rescue efforts and community shelters for families who have been displaced. Carino's will deliver food and drink to designated areas.

"Our prayers and thoughts go out to all our customers and fans in Joplin. Our restaurant and staff made it through the storm okay," said Creed Ford III, CEO of Carino's Italian. "However the loss of life breaks our hearts. We at Carino's will do all we can to support Joplin through this sad time."

Many of Carino's Italian staff and their families in Joplin are directly affected by the fatal storm so the restaurant is also holding family meal times for Carino's staff and family members twice a day as well as offering financial support to affected employees through the Carino's Family Fund.

Carino's Italian in Joplin is located at 137 North Range Line Road. First responders and community shelter representatives may call 417-206-9090 to request food and drink to be delivered.

About Carino's Italian

Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Carino's Italian owns and operates 68 restaurants nationwide in conjunction with over 70 franchise partner locations. Carino's Italian offers a wide selection of original, fresh, delectable dishes at superior value that every family can afford to enjoy. For more information about Carino's Italian, please visit To receive the latest updates, please "Like" Carino's Italian on Facebook at and follow Carino's Italian on Twitter at

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