June 09, 2008 18:09 ET

Restaurantica Commits $5,000 to Charity on Behalf of Waitress Laid Off for Shaving Head

Restaurantica, a leading US and Canadian review site, has donated $1,000 to "Cops for Cancer" and will donate $5 for every new member (up to $5,000) after receiving more than 500 complaints by community members.

GUELPH, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 9, 2008) - Restaurantica, a leading restaurant review website, announces that after receiving more than 500 comments from its community outraged over the firing of Stacey Fearnall, that it would donate money to the charity she lost her job for.

Stacey Fearnall lost her job at a local Owen Sound restaurant, Nathaniel's, when she took part in a local fundraiser for cancer research. "We have had such a powerful response from our community that we felt we needed to do something," says Lance Mohring, President of Restaurantica. "Based on feedback from members, we know that people are upset and appalled that she was fired for going bald for charity. So we decided, on behalf of our members, to donate $1,000 to the Cops for Cancer Charity. We'll also donate $5 for every new member that writes a review at any (U.S and Canadian) restaurant over the next three weeks up to $5,000.00."

To make sure Restaurantica donates the full amount, visit, sign up for an account, add in the promo code fightcancer and submit a review.

Restaurantica is a site with 10,000 members that currently lists more than 390,000 restaurants throughout Canada and the United States, making it one of the most comprehensive, accurate and popular food review destinations. To join the Restaurantica community, visit (add the promo code fightcancer and submit a review and we'll donate on your behalf) or add a comment about Stacey Fearnall's story on Restaurantica's blog.

About Restaurantica

Restaurantica is a restaurant directory and an honest forum for real diners (Restauranticans) to research, rant and rave. Restaurantica started in 2003 with one guy and a computer. In just 5 years, it has grown to a vibrant restaurant review community featuring thousands of reviews and over 390,000 North American restaurant listings. Diners visit Restaurantica to research specific information such as maps and phone numbers of local eateries and to read (and then later submit) local reviews.

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