Hickory Tavern® and its newly-created “Share the Love” campaign recently completed a month-long fundraiser that generated just over $5,700 to support Levine’s Children’s Hospital. During the February campaign, the neighborhood restaurant with a sports passion raised the money by donating 10 percent of sales of its kids’ meals at its 13 Charlotte-area locations. Hickory Tavern officials presented the check in-person at the hospital (pictured above).

“Community involvement is a Hickory Tavern pillar because we believe being good neighbors and responsible corporate citizens is our business,” said Hickory Tavern CMO Thom Perez. “We were excited to launch ‘Share the Love’ by partnering with Levine Children’s Hospital, an organization that saves and improves the lives of our children.”

The funds raised by Hickory Tavern will help carry on the hospital’s legacy as one of the premier healthcare institutions in the United States.

“Levine Children’s Hospital was built by the community, for the community, and thanks to friends like Hickory Tavern, we can expand our services and offer the absolute best medical care for local and regional families. We are grateful for Hickory Tavern’s support of Levine Children’s Hospital through their Share the Love Campaign,” said Mark Griffith, Director of Fund Development for Carolinas HealthCare Foundation.

About Hickory Tavern

Founded in 1997, the Hickory Tavern brand has grown to include 23 restaurants in 14 communities across the southeastern United States. Hickory Tavern is a great family neighborhood restaurant with a sports passion. Its unique brand of casual dining, lively bar atmosphere, upscale menu and a passion for sports is universally inviting and the perfect dining destination no matter what time of day: Lunch, Happy Hour, Dinner, Late Night or Gameday. Perhaps best known for being named runner up in ESPN’s Best Sports Bar in North America or being cited by The Bleacher Report as the best local bar in the NFL city of Charlotte, the family-friendly brand recently expanded its footprint with 5 new openings in 2015, including Memphis, Winston-Salem, NC, Birmingham, Alabama, Indian Land, SC and Rock Hill, SC. Most recently, Hickory Tavern opened its first location in Hilton Head, SC.