Maggiano’s Little Italy restaurants nationwide are offering select menu items to benefit the Make-A-Wish FoundationÂ®, a non-profit organization that makes dreams come true for children with life-threatening medical conditions. Through May 28, Maggiano’s guests can support the efforts of the Make-A-Wish Foundation through the “Eat-A-Dish for Make-A-Wish” program. Diners can choose from items including:
- Shrimp Scampi – marinated shrimp sauteed with roasted garlic, tomatoes, with fresh basil tossed in a white wine lemon butter sauce, and served with warm garlic bread.
- Spinach Gnocchi with Herb Chicken – Italian spinach and potato dumplings sauteed with herb chicken, zucchini, squash, tomatoes, served in a light lemon basil cream sauce.
- Lemon Pepper Halibut – Fresh Halibut seared with lemon, pepper, and parsley, served with mashed potatoes, oven roasted garlic and broccoliniÂ®.
- Fresh Berry Tiramisu – Prepared with ladyfingers, mascarpone cheese, with fresh blueberries, blackberries and strawberries.
For each of these menu items ordered, Maggiano’s will donate $1 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Restaurant patrons may also contribute to the Make-A-Wish Foundation’s cause by purchasing Maggiano’s gift cards. For every $25 sold, Maggiano’s will contribute $1 to the Foundation. Additionally, guests may donate through the brand’s “Become a Star” program. Participating guests will have a star cut-out with their name displayed inside the restaurant during the four-week promotion.
“Thanks to the generosity of our guests and devoted teammates, last year we were able to donate more than $180,000 to our friends at the Make-A-Wish Foundation,” said Wyman Roberts, president of Maggiano’s Little Italy. “It is our hope that this year’s Eat-A-Dish for Make-A-Wish will reach even greater heights to provide to families in need.”
“The Eat-A-Dish for Make-A-Wish promotion has been such a great success since it started, “ said David Williams, Make-A-Wish Foundation of America president and chief executive officer. “It’s given Maggiano’s diners a convenient way to donate, and it’s helped each of them become more familiar with the incredible wishes we grant. I truly appreciate having a partner like Maggiano’s that does so much to help us accomplish our wish-granting mission.”
This marks the fifth year Maggiano’s has collaborated with the Make-A-Wish Foundation on these special promotion offerings.