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Coke partners with Firehouse Subs for national contest

Coke partners with Firehouse Subs for national contest

ATLANTA -- Coca-Cola and Firehouse Subs are partnering for a national sweepstakes centered on stock car racing.

Coca-Cola is sponsoring the Coca-Cola Photo Finish sweepstakes at Firehouse Subs locations through Apr. 21.

During the contest, life-size cutouts of participating Coca-Cola Racing Family members will be placed in FIrehouse Subs locations. Firehouse Subs guests can snap a photo with the cutout and submit it to win. Guests can submit photos via text to cocacolaphotofinish.com, or entries can be mailed.

Participating drivers include Joey Logano, representing the Georgia and Gulf region; Greg Biffle, representing the West and Central region; Danica Patrick, representing the Florida region; Denny Hamlin, representing the South region; and Tony Stewart, representing the Mid-Atlantic region.

Chick-fil-A Daddy-Daughter Date Night returns in 2013

Chick-fil-A Daddy-Daughter Date Night returns in 2013

ATLANTA -- Chick-fil-A's wildly popular Daddy-Daughter Date Night will return in February.

More than 100 Atlanta- and Athens-area Chick-fil-A restaurants will host the event on Saturday, Feb. 2 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Every couple in attendance will receive an activity sheet with conversation topics and a booklet called "Continuing the Conversation," which gives the dads and daughters suggestions for getting to know each other better.

"One of Chick-fil-A's goals is to promote community connections and enrich the lives of everyone we serve," Chick-fil-A area marketing director Robin Lomax said in a statement. "We understand the importance of father-daughter relationships and want to encourage dads to take a break from busy schedules, enjoy their daughters' company over a meal and have fun."

Free pancakes at IHOP to help Children's Miracle Network Hospital

Free pancakes at IHOP to help Children's Miracle Network Hospital

(WXIA) -- In an effort to raise $3 million for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and celebrate National Pancake Day, IHOP Restaurants will give out free pancakes to all guests on Tuesday, February 5.

This day will also mark the 30th anniversary of the Children's Miracle Network Hospital, as reported by a spokeswoman for IHOP.  National Pancake Day is recognized as IHOP's largest philanthropic event of the year, with more than 1,500 restaurants taking part. IHOP hopes that reaching the $3 million goal will be the ideal kick off to 2013 fundraising for the CMNH.

The spokeswoman said IHOP restaurants will give a complimentary stack of buttermilk pancakes to all guests from 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. At the same time, they hope guests will make donations to CMNH. All proceeds will be put towards helping CMNH and other local charities to bring vital equipment, life-saving procedures and critical care to sick and injured children.

Pollo Tropical collecting cell phones for Women in Distress

Pollo Tropical collecting cell phones for Women in Distress

ATLANTA -- Pollo Tropical is collecting old cell phones to benefit women in need.

The restaurant chain's Handheld for a Handheld campaign collects used phones for Women in Distress, which provides emergency shelters, a crisis hotline, advocacy programs and other services to women and families.

Pollo Tropical will collect cell phones all day on Wednesday, Jan. 9. Cell phones do not need to be working, but they must have batteries.

In exchange for their donations, Pollo Tropical customers will receive free Beef Wraps.

Pollo Tropical has locations in Cobb and Gwinnett counties. Learn more at pollotropical.com.

Bonefish Grill opens Emory Point location

Bonefish Grill opens Emory Point location

EMORY, Ga. -- Atlanta's Emory Point has a new dining spot as Bonefish Grill opened its doors last night at 1540 Avenue Place, Suite B-240.  The ZAGAT award-winning, polished casual restaurant brings its wood-grilled fish, seafood and chops, sauces and indulgent desserts to Emory residents.  Bonefish couples food with a welcoming bar that features an array of cocktails, extensive craft beer selections, and an adventurous wine list.

To celebrate its opening with the local community, Bonefish Grill selected Friends of Music at Emory as a charity beneficiary and donated $5,000 to the organization.  Friends of Music board members, donors and Emory neighbors were invited to a special Grand Opening event on Dec. 8 to enjoy a sampling of the new restaurant's fresh seafood, cocktails, and ambiance.  The evening raised an additional $3,800 for Friends of Music at Emory through a silent auction and the generosity of donors in attendance. 

Get a $2 'Boorito' for wearing a costume to Chipotle

Get a $2 'Boorito' for wearing a costume to Chipotle

ATLANTA -- Scare up a tasty dinner -- and do some good for the community -- by wearing a costume to any Chipotle Mexican Grill on Halloween.

Chipotle customers who arrive in costume between 4 p.m. and close on Wednesday, Oct. 31 will be treated to a burrito, bowl, salad or order of tacos for only $2.

"We have always believed that good food should be affordable and accessible to everyone, and our annual Boorito fundraiser is a great opportunity for customers to enjoy a $2 burrito while supporting a great cause," Chipotle founder, chairman and co-CEO Steve Ells said in a statement.

The great cause in question is the Chipotle Cultivate Foundation, a nonprofit that works to create a sustainable healthy food supply and raise awareness of food issues. Up to $1 million in proceeds from the Boorito event will go to the charity.

Eat at Chipotle, help Piedmont Park's Education Garden

Eat at Chipotle, help Piedmont Park's Education Garden

ATLANTA -- Eating at Chipotle Mexican Grill just got even better.

All Atlanta-area Chipotle locations will donate the day's proceeds to the Education Garden at Piedmont Park this Wednesday, Oct. 24.

The giveaway is part of the restaurant chain's recognition of Food Day, a nationwide movement that works to improve food policies.

Chipotle will give the Education Garden up to $10,000. More than 800 children visit the garden every year to learn about natural and organic gardening methods.

You can do your part to help the garden by eating at Chipotle on Wednesday. Visit chipotle.com to find your nearest location.