“Dine Out for Haiti @Beirut Restaurants” is an initiative encouraging restaurants to donate up to 10% of sales on February 9th.
NoBrand owner Badeeh Abla of Beirutrestaurants.com and ilili restaurant NYC owner Philippe Massoud (founder of Dineoutforhaiti.org) have joined forces, in collaboration with Rotana Hotels Lebanon, encouraging restaurant owners to raise funds for Haitian relief efforts. To date 35 restaurants in Beirut have signed up to donate up to 10% of sales on February 9th.
The Dine Out for Haiti initiative began in the United States with Massoud calling on restaurant owners there to donate up to 10% of sales and 5% of server gratuities to relief efforts www.dineoutforhaiti.org. Mr Abla soon approached him to continue the effort in Beirut, inspiring Cairo and Dubai to also jump on the goodwill bandwagon.
“Beirutrestaurants.com is proud to be a part of what is turning in to a global effort to relieve the suffering of the Haitian people. We hope our participation will inspire others to do their part.” Badeeh Abla, owner NoBrand and Beirutrestaurants.com. Money will be donated to the International Red Cross via the Lebanese Red Cross.
You can check out the full press release and the list of restaurant participating in this operation: here