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LVRG wins 2018 PRLA Pennsylvania Restaurant Neighbor Award

October 24th, 2018

The Lehigh Valley Restaurant Group was selected as one of the three Pennsylvania state winners for the Pennsylvania Restaurant and Lodging Associations (PRLA) 2018 Restaurant Neighbor Award. This award was given to 3 Restaurant companies in the State of PA for community relations, charitable contributions and local restaurant marketing efforts. This puts LVRG in the running for the National award given by the National Restaurant Association. We are very excited to see that our charitable work throughout the community has made such an impact to be recognized for such an award. These efforts are led by our Director of Marketing, Patricia Meyers, Brand Ambassador Supervisor Bonnie Yuscavage, and our Lead Brand Ambassadors and Brand Ambassadors throughout the entire company. Every team member in LVRG plays a critical role in making these special contributions and a difference in the communities we serve. Follow PRLA on Facebook

Mike Axiotis – Lehigh Valley Restaurant Group is a locally owned and operated franchisee of Red Robin Restaurants. We own and operate 21 locations in eastern and central Pennsylvania.
Patricia Meyers – Giving back to the community that has done so much to help us grow to where we are today is extremely important to us. Being able to take care of them and make their day better is something that, you know, we strive for every day.
MA – So the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, uh, came about in 2010 after the unfortunate passing of our franchise founder and president Steve Hanzlik. He beat cancer three times in the 1980s but unfortunately with his fourth battle of Leukemia, he lost that in 2010. Our mission and our vision for Lehigh Valley Restaurant Group is to keep Steve’s memory alive and we do that through our charitable partnership with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
PM – In 2010 is when we started fundraising and we have raised over $700,000 since that year.
MA – We have car washes and bake sales and golf tournaments and car shows, we also get involved in the different light the night walks throughout eastern and central Pennsylvania.
TJ Arrowood – You get all of our general managers and a lot of our team members and managers to come and participate so that we can, you know, raise money for a cure.
PM – The fundraising that comes here is actually kind of kept locally. So in Philadelphia, The University of Penn has some major researchers that is backed by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. There have been some incredible breakthroughs in the past couple years with FDA-approved drugs that are now actually saving lives.
MA – The community is where it’s at; the charitable partnerships that we’ve forged over the last 25 years with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, the Muscular Dystrophy Association, the women’s 5k classic and many, many others is important for our guests to know that we do care about investing back in the communities that we do business in.