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Johnny Carino's

November 13, 2015 10:59 ET

Johnny Carino's Annual Big Crush Celebration in October Raised More Than $73,000 for National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.®

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwired - Nov 13, 2015) - Johnny Carino's, a popular Italian restaurant company with more than 80 locations nationwide, today announced that they raised more than $73,000 for National Breast Cancer Foundation during their annual Big Crush promotion in October. The Big Crush is an annual tradition at Johnny Carino's inspired by the celebrations in Italy during grape harvest season that lets the casual Italian dining restaurant group embrace their authentic Italian roots and offer guests a selection unique Italian dishes and drinks from their Big Crush menu. They have also used the Big Crush as a platform to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer.

The funds were raised from guests who dined in and donated $2 to NBCF. In return for their donation, they were given a free appetizer coupon that they can use on their next visit to Johnny Carino's. Guests who dined in during the Big Crush were treated to a special Big Crush menu which included a sneak peak of two of Johnny Carino's new menu items, the Lemon Butter Salmon and Spicy Mediterranean Salmon. Johnny Carino's full new menu launched in November.

"Each year, our guests look forward to the Big Crush promotion at Johnny Carino's because they know they will enjoy specially-made Italian dishes and drinks as well as get a chance to support an important cause," said Creed Ford III, CEO of Johnny Carino's. "We are grateful to all our loyal and generous guests who made this year's Big Crush another successful effort."

Johnny Carino's guests were also able to enter a contest to win a to Napa Valley in California by posting and sharing their Big Crush meals at Johnny Carino's on their social networks.

"We appreciate Johnny Carino's continued support for Helping Women Now®," says Douglas Feil, NBCF VP of Programs. "The funds raised through their generous customers will help provide early detection services for women in all 50 states."

About Johnny Carino's
Johnny Carino's, a Fired Up Inc. restaurant concept, is one of the country's top casual Italian dining restaurants. It serves a unique mix of classic Italian dishes, and their own spicy twist on Italian they call "Spiced Italian." All dishes are made to order using the freshest ingredients available. They also offer a delectable selection of desserts and a wide selection of wines from across the globe. Visit www.carinos.com for more information. Like Johnny Carino's on Facebook and follow on Twitter for the latest updates. 

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