MLG Chicago last week announced the launch of its “Buy a Meal, Give a Meal" program at the restaurant, located in downtown Lake Forest at 181 E Laurel Avenue. The 150-seat restaurant reflects American cuisine in an upscale environment with a vast collection of wines, cocktails and rotating art personally selected by owner Marcus Lemonis, entrepreneur and host of CNBC’s hit reality series, The Profit.
"Over the years I've invested in businesses for a variety of reasons. My mission is to do more, and today you are a part of that,” said Lemonis. “For every meal you purchase, one meal will be donated to a local charitable organization of your choosing. Thank you for supporting our Buy a Meal, Give a Meal initiative.”
Lemonis wanted to offer a creative way to get the community involved in giving. This program makes it easy for anyone to contribute to the fight against hunger and will offer dining guests three local non-profit charities to select for donation. Three different charitable partner organizations will be available quarterly to select from and customers will choose the cause most important to them and decide how to divide their meal donation amongst MLG’s rotating partners.
MLG Chicago supports non-profit organizations that cover the gamut from food insecurity, housing needs, social justice and environmental causes. The restaurant has always been a place where guests could gather to enjoy a delicious meal, and now they can feel good knowing a portion of their dollars spent will go towards a cause they feel passionate about.
Current partners include Midwest Veterans Closet in North Chicago, Phoenix Rising Foundation at Shields Township in Lake Bluff and the Moraine Township Food Pantry in Highland Park.
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