You might not be aware that restaurants around the country provide opportunities to raise funds for your favorite non-profit. These restaurants want to help charities, and have programs already set up to do so. Very simply, you contact the restaurant (see below), let them know that you would like to invite your friends to join you at their restaurant for dinner, lunch, etc., as a fundraiser for your favorite charity. The restaurant will usually provide you with flyers! You and your friends pay for your meals, as you normally would, and a portion of those meals’ proceeds are donated to BeadforLife! Some restaurants even contribute a portions of ALL sales for that night or day.

Tips for Dining for Donations

  • Plan the event as early as possible.
  • Contact your local restaurant and speak with the manager (though some restaurants offer this on the national level, some locations may not). Some restaurant chains have been listed below, but local restaurants may be willing to help fundraise as well! Ask your local manager.
  • Promote, promote, promote! Tell your friends and family, make flyers for your school or office, and ask the restaurant if they can help advertise.

Here are a few restaurants that offer Dining for Donations opportunites: 


BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse Fundraisers

Boston Market: In-Store Fundraising Dinner

Buffalo Wild Wings

Buca di Beppo

Burger King

California Pizza Kitchen

Chick-Fil-A Restaurants


Chuck E. Cheese


Jamba Juice

Lone Star Steakhouse

Panda Express

Panera Bread

Pei Wei Asian Diner

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers

Do you know of any restaurants that have Fundraising opportunities? We’d love to know! Please email your suggestion to