This is a Big thank you for your kindness and generosity last Saturday November 9. Courageouse Kidz brought two of our families with cancer in for lunch before we went to a fundraiser at the Greensboro Classic Car Auction. I mentioned to a couple of your servers that we were a group for children with cancer and WOW we were pleasantly surprised when Logan's donated all the children's lunch! Chris age 15 (from Concord, NC) was one of the young people with us and he found out Monday that he relapsed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma for the third time in three years. You can imagine how devastated he and his family are with the news. Steak and Logan's are his favorite al time meals and places! (When he did his Day of Magic a couple of months ago Jason Thorpe from Summerville SC store donated lunch for his family.) The other family we brought in was Que'lah who finally went off treatment for Leukemia three months ago and hopefully will stay cancer free... Thank you again for your kindness, that was a wonderful surprise that was and is, much appreciated! Together we give the MAGIC of Hope!
Logan’s Roadhouse Design Our “Best Ever” T-Shirt Contest 2012 Winner's Announced... August 13, 2012 - The Grand Prize Winner of $250 and the honor of designing new artwork for a Logan's Roadhouse T-Shirt to be sold online is Javier Boscio of the Myrtle Beach, SC - Store #216 and North Myrtle Beach, SC - Store #205. Javier has worked for Logan's Roadhouse for 11 years, opened six stores, trainer in the kitchen, bar and more... Find out more about Javier and his artwork online at www.ko-ricanart.blogspot.com or by email at
. Our second place winner is Mackenzie Traywick of Monroe, NC / Store #212. Photo by Scott Smallin.
9-11 Memorial Plaza
GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Logan’s Roadhouse assists Boiling Springs Fire Station’s 9-11 Memorial Plaza... Boiling Springs Fire District is creating a 9-11 Memorial Plaza. The plaza will include, a seating wall for visitors, flagpoles, and memorial plaques, which will center around a large piece of a steel beam received from the World Trade Center. The beam, which is roughly 1400 lbs., will stand in a vertical position, illuminated, for passersby to view. The original home tower of the beam is not known as the identification numbers were destroyed in the explosions. “It’s just a piece of history,” says Captain Jeff Nelson, “We need to honor those who lost their lives.” Logan’s Roadhouse supported their efforts to reach their goal of $100,000.00 by allowing fire trucks to park in their parking lots to seek donations.You are able to see the proposed finished project at www.boilingspringsfiredept.org. There is a link for you to purchase a commemorative brick for $100.00. Your brick will have the name of the person you wish to honor. The ribbon cutting ceremony will be held on July 4, 2012 at the memorial site.
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is devoted to educating people about the risks and importance of early detection of breast cancer. Logan’s Roadhouse truly believes in this cause and has made a strong commitment in devoting our resources to support it. Through the support and enthusiasm within our company as well as the surrounding communities, we raised over $250,000 last October, 2011. All of these profits went directly to the American Cancer Society. Even though we were able to raise and donate such a substantial amount of money this past October, we believe we can reach an even higher goal this year. One of the ways we can do this is by reaching out to the community for support. Employees at your company may order shirts by using the enclosed order form. We will also begin taking online t-shirt orders sometime in September 2012 and will begin selling in the stores before October 2012. To purchase shirts online please visit buypinkshirts.com. For questions concerning t-shirt purchases, including bulk purchases, please contact your local store representative or email
. You may also visit us on our dedicated Facebook Page. Please join us at your Logan’s Roadhouse during the month of October 2012 for PINK OUT. We will donate 10% of all food and beverages sales to the American Cancer Society. This event will take place at all North Carolina and South Carolina locations as well as Augusta, Georgia. With the support of the community, we will be able to make a difference in the fight against breast cancer. We are kindly asking your company or organization to help us in our efforts and support such an important and worthwhile cause. Click shirts to go to buypinkshirts.com
Working for Logan's Roadhouse has allowed us several opportunities to get involved with the community. Recently we volunteered to work with the Hope Foundation at a charity golf event. The Hope Foundation is a school that works with children that need extra help and special attention. It was rewarding knowing that the work and money went to help such a worthy cause. This year we shattered records and really helped some wonderful children.
During the presentation, one of the students shared their story on what the school had done for them. It was great to hear how people that have worked so hard and were selfless, make such an impact.
Feed a Family
After being inspired by sponsoring just one family for thanksgiving, I decided to be involved with a prestigious group called Feed a Family. This foundation was responsible for feeding more than 750 family's whom otherwise would not have enjoyed a Christmas dinner without help from another source. The feeling that I felt, while feeding just one family I wanted to share with others, so I posted a sign up sheet on my office for any employees who would be interested in donating some of their time for this great cause. I was not surprised at all to see that several of my employees wanted to share that same feeling. Some donated days of labor and some just hours, but they all helped to provide a better Christmas for hundreds of family's. The best part was we did it all from the heart. Since Christmas several people of whom we met during this evolution have come into Logan's to visit!!
Mike Antio, Logan's Roadhouse #216, Myrtle Beach, SC
RELAY FOR LIFE
A little over a year ago, one of our servers – Jennifer Powell – was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer at the age of 31. Since then, despite enduring chemotherapy and several painful surgeries, Jen has been tireless in raising funds to help find a cure for this disease. Earlier this year, her whole Logan’s family in Kannapolis decided to help her in her efforts by taking part in the American Cancer Society’s “Relay For Life” – a 24 hour walking event which is the culmination of a year-long fund raising drive. Logan’s was a late entrant (since we only learned about the event a couple of months earlier) but we scrambled to begin fund raising before the main event, with a Charity Car Wash in the parking lot and the following week a bake sale in the store. On the day of the Relay, we set up camp alongside the walking track and fired up the mobile grill, selling burgers and chicken sandwiches, the proceeds of which all went towards our fund raising efforts. Mr. Peanut came along to join in the festivities and to help crown the winner of the “Junior and Mister” relay event where the guys all dressed up as girls and walked a lap of the track. It was an amazing and touching day, hearing stories of survival and the fight to beat this terrible disease. Our team was tireless, joining in every mini event and walking till their feet were sore. Many stayed overnight to continue walking and the next morning, during the wrap-up ceremony, you could hear our Logan’s family cheering for miles when we were awarded “The Spirit of the Relay”, given as a tribute to the amount of effort we put in and the drive and passion we displayed throughout the event. So far we have raised almost $2,000 and we haven’t finished yet…….
Karen Case & Brynn Green | LSMs – Kannapolis 213.
Letter from Jen P.
Dear Peggy, I want to thank you and Logan’s so much for becoming so involved with the Relay for Life. As you know, I was diagnosed with cancer last April and this past year has been very hard to say the least. I was on chemo for 8 months, and underwent 4 surgeries as well as reconstruction. Through it all, I had the support of the Logan’s family. They have been there through the tears, the fears, the hopes, and disappointments. We are truly a family, and we have went through this fight together. I have worked at many restaurants over the 15 years that have worked in the industry, and there is not a restaurant like Logan’s out there. I feel blessed to be a part of this company. You will not find another group of caring, generous people to employ, and that goes from the dishwashers, to the servers, all the way to the managers. I believe that their support and friendships have been a major part of my strength. I could not have come so far without it. I especially want to thank you and corporate for all that you have done over this past year. From the picnic benefit, to the golf tournament, to the Relay, you have given back to me and I am so grateful. This relay means so much to me because my hope and ultimately my survival depend on finding a cure. Part of the proceeds that the Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society raises goes toward research for cures, as well as much needed programs to help support those going through this fight. I recently found out that the medicine I was on, wasn’t working and so I will be getting back on chemo. Unfortunately as long as there is no cure, this is my fate. I hope that there is a future without chemo, and without cancer. Your involvement is going towards making that dream come true. I hope other stores in your company follow our example to make a difference and unite in a campaign that means something to them. Again, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart, for supporting me and supporting the fight against cancer.
Sincerely, Jen P | Logan’s 213
Council on Aging
Three years ago at Christmas, Deb and I decided to participate in giving Christmas gifts to seniors through the Council on Aging. We were shocked to see that some of the requests from seniors were day to day items like toothpaste, stamps, and flashlights to name but a few. We learned that many of the seniors are homebound, living on fixed incomes, with no families and often must decide between purchasing food or their medications. After speaking with our contact at the Council On Aging, we decided to provide a bag of fruit once a month that would be delivered to their home along with their meals. Once a month we pick up cases of fruit and bring them to the office where everyone helps us put the fruit in individual bags to be delivered. As we begin our third year, the feedback from the seniors has been very gratifying.
Tim and Deborah Mayfield, Logan's Corporate Office
Walk a Mile
On April 10th we participated in the first annual "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" walk speaking out on domestic violence and abuse in Onslow County. Sheryl, the manager put the team together. The Daily News found out how large our team was and chose to come to Logan's and take photos of us for an article they were writing. We raised $240 for the Women's Shelter.
Logan's Roadhouse #204
212-Gulf Coast Cleanup
Gulf Coast Cleanup
Misty Miracco helped spearhead a drive to help collect Dawn dishwashing detergent to aid in the Gulf of Mexico cleanup. Please click on the link below to read the full article on the campaign at Logan's Roadhouse in Monroe, NC.
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR AN AWESOME Business Networking Luncheon. I have heard nothing but great compliments about the food from Logan’s Roadhouse. I have attached some photos from that day. I wish we took more that day but it was quite busy.
Thank you again,
Director of Events & Programs
Union County Chamber of Commerce
210 - Airmen Cookout
4th EMS of Seymour Johnson Airforce Base
On June 26th, we were given the great opportunity to cook for 600 airmen and their families of the 4th EMS of Seymour Johnson Airforce base. This was our 2nd year that we were able to do this for them. It really was a great opportunity for us because we were actually able to give something back to the men and women who risk their lives on a daily basis, not only for our community but for our country as well. Not only was 4th EMS excited that we were doing this for them, but our staff was more than willing to give up their free time to help with this event!
On June 14th, we cooked for 100 teachers and administration staff at NortheastElementary School in Goldsboro, NC. We were so happy and pleased that they asked us if we could cook for them. Cooking for these teachers was a great way that we could show them just how much we appreciate what they do for our children everyday (The Future of America)!
Logan's Roadhouse #210
CMSC - Family Fitness Festival
Extremes Home Makeover
Is breakfast that important? Are you eating enough fruits and vegetables? What does a healthy serving size look like? Visitors reflect on these questions and more in Every Body Eats presented by Logan’s Roadhouse, an engaging and educational science exhibit. The 800-square-foot, hands-on exhibit appeals to children and their families and features text in English and Spanish.
Being involved in this means that we are able to assist in providing support to those who are less fortunate than us. Spending the day with these special folks and helping them raise money is a very enriching experience. You will not do an event where you are thanked and appreciated as much, as when you provide support for the "Special Olympics".
We are giving back by supporting a worthwhile cause, that only requires a few hours of our time to cook lunch.
The beneficiaries of this are the Special Olympians of Guilford County.