Frankie Tomatto's Italian Buffet

December 16, 2013 12:02 ET

Media Advisory: Frankie Tomatto's Italian Buffet Succeeds in Raising $25K for Philippines Typhoon Relief

Markham Restaurant Makes Largest Single Restaurant Contribution to Canadian Disaster Response

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Dec. 16, 2013) -

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Frankie Tomatto's Italian Buffet succeeded in its goal to make the largest single restaurant contribution to the Canadian Philippines typhoon relief effort.

The Markham restaurant landmark with its giant leaning Tower of Pisa presented a cheque for $25,000 at a ceremony attended by the Consul General of the Philippines Consulate in Toronto, Juvenor Mahilum-West. Markham City Councillor Alex Chiu also participated.

All meal proceeds raised on Friday, November 29th were donated through the Canadian Red Cross.

"It's an honour for us at Frankie's to assist in this devastating event in the Philippines," said Hal Roback, restaurant owner. "The disaster has touched us personally. Many our our staff have relatives in the Philippines. One even donated all of his tips for the day to the fund. The Filipino community came out in full force and we are proud to have worked beside them in this critical time."

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