Weekly Feature



2012-10-31 / Business

Dine out to help sheltered animals

by DARLENE M. DONOHUE
Ken-Ton Editor

A group of restaurants are participating in a fundraiser next week to benefit the Erie County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

The event, dubbed The Big Chew, will be held Tuesday, Nov. 6, and will feature 30 restaurants that will donate a portion of the amount of their meal sales to the SPCA.

“We are not sponsored in any way. We rely totally on donations, so those who dine out at participating restaurants on that day will be supporting us in a major way,” said Bethany Kloc, the event’s organizer. “All proceeds will be applied toward services and support for the animals we have at our shelter.”

The Big Chew fundraiser generates about $10 for the organization, which provides services to approximately 14,000 animals a year, said Kloc.

“This fundraiser marks our favorite day of the year because we each go out for breakfast, lunch and then dinner at the participating establishments,” Kloc added. “The more who dine, the more we receive.”

Participating restaurants include Mr. Burger Bar, 3061 Sheridan Drive, Amherst; Oh Pour L’amour Du Chocolat, 4776 Main St., Amherst; Buffalo Brew Pub, 6861 Main St., Williamsville; Cheeburger Cheeburger, 1593 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst and 3701 McKinley Parkway, Blasdell; Lisa & Bob’s Cita’ di Militello, 760 Wehrle Drive, Cheektowaga; and Maryan’s Bar and Grill, 4921 Broadway, Depew.

Others are Olympic Restaurant, 1601 Military Road, Tonawanda and 4611 Genesee St., Cheektowaga; Pizza Plant, 5110 Main St., and 7770 Transit Road; Sonoma Grille, 5010 Main St., Amherst; Squire’s Tap Room, 127 Niagara St., Tonawanda; Sweet Jenny’s 5732 Main St., Williamsville; Muscoreil’s Fine Desserts and Gourmet Cakes, 3960 Niagara Falls Blvd., North Tonawanda; and Lloyd Taco Truck, which will be stationed outside the SPCA at 205 Ensminger Road, Tonawanda.

Also included are Acropolis, 708 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo; Betty’s, 370 Virginia St., Buffalo; Chef’s Restaurant, 291 Seneca St., Buffalo; Coco by Le Metro, 888 Main St.; Coles Restaurant, 1104 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo; Coyote Cafe, 36 Main St., Hamburg; Daddio’s Pizzeria, 1247 Hertel Ave., Buffalo; JP Bullfeathers, 1010 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo; La Dolce Vita, 1472 Hertel Ave., Buffalo; Merge, 439 Delaware Ave., Buffalo; and Sole Restaurant, 810 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo.

Nature’s Select of Western New York will also be participating.

This pet food producer will donate $10 to the SPCA for every 40- to 50-pound bag of food sold on Nov. 6, and a $5 donation will be made for every 20- to 25-pound bag.

For additional information, visit www.yourspca.org.

email: ddonohu@beenews.com

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