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November 24, 2010 15:03 ET

Neighborhood Restaurant Bar Louie Activates "Hands Please" Initiative Nationwide

45 Locations Across the United States to Deliver Holiday Cheer to the Less Fortunate on Thanksgiving Day

GLENVIEW, IL--(Marketwire - November 24, 2010) - Bar Louie, a national neighborhood restaurant group known for its hip ambiance, friendly service and affordable menu, will be reaching out to those less fortunate this Thanksgiving Day as part of its "Hands Please" charitable initiative. On the day recognized for giving thanks, 45 Bar Louie locations, along with staff and their families across the nation, will personally prepare and deliver traditional Thanksgiving fare as well as holiday cheer to partnered organizations in respective cities.

"We're very excited to bring 'Hands Please' to life," said Jeff Lloyd, Bar Louie's Director of Operations. "Not only is it important to us to give back to our communities, but to do so on such a large scale and on such a meaningful day brings much joy to the Bar Louie family. We very much look forward to delivering smiles -- and not to mention great food -- to those who will appreciate it most." 

As part of "Hands Please," various organizations -- both public and private, including religious groups and shelters, among others -- will receive food donations feeding anywhere from 8 to almost 100 people on or before Thanksgiving Day. This endeavor is just one of Bar Louie's many efforts geared at giving back to its valued communities. To find out more about this and/or additional local initiatives and promotions, please visit for a list of Bar Louie locations.

About Bar Louie
Awarded "Concept of Tomorrow" by Restaurant Hospitality Magazine and winner of Cheers 2010 & 2011 Beverage Excellence Awards, this hip neighborhood restaurant and bar chain with more than 50 locations nationwide features a casually upbeat atmosphere with contemporary décor, modern lighting and multiple plasma televisions, making it a favorite gathering place for family and friends. Bar Louie specializes in small plates, large plates, salads, oversized signature sandwiches and handcrafted specialty cocktails including a wide assortment of beers, microbrews and wines by the glass or bottle. Open daily from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. for lunch, dinner, after-work cocktails & late night dining. Visit Bar Louie online at

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