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TEAM Schostak Family Restaurants to Host Statewide Charity Challenge Benefitting Make-A-Wish Michigan, JDRF and MDA On October 28

Posted on October 27th, 2017 by TEAM Schostak in Community, Events

TEAM Schostak Family Restaurants (TSFR) and our more than 100 Applebee’s, Olga’s Kitchen, MOD Pizza and Del Taco restaurants throughout the state will host a one-day, statewide charity challenge on Saturday, October 28 in honor of Make A Difference Day. The proceeds from the event will benefit Make-A-Wish Michigan, JDRF (formerly known as Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) and the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA).

As part of our all-day charity challenge, guests will be able to add a monetary donation to the charity, or charities, of their choice to their bill at each of our 64 TSFR Applebee’s, 27 Olga’s Kitchen, eight MOD Pizza and five Del Taco restaurants.

In exchange for a $1 or $5 donation at any of our TSFR’s Applebee’s, Olga’s Kitchen, MOD Pizza or Del Taco restaurants, guests will receive a coupon to use at a later date that is good for a free item from a select menu. The following coupons will be given in exchange for donations:


  • $1 Donation: Free soft drink coupon
  • $5 Donation: Free appetizer coupon

Olga’s Kitchen

  • $1 Donation: Free small plate coupon
  • $5 Donation: Free Snacker Basket coupon

MOD Pizza

  • $1 Donation: Free garlic or cinnamon strips coupon
  • $5 Donation: Free MOD sized pizza or salad coupon

Del Taco

  • $1 Donation: Free Buck and Change coupon
  • $5 Donation: Free combo meal coupon

The charity that collects the most donations throughout the day will receive an additional $5,000 donation from TSFR with the remaining charities receiving a matching donation up to $2,500 from TSFR.

In 2016, TSFR’s first-ever Make a Difference Day event hosted at its Applebee’s restaurants raised more than $39,245 for the participating charities, which included a $10,000 donation from TSFR.

After an overwhelmingly positive response from our Applebee’s communities last year, TSFR is proud to bring back this friendly and spirited challenge and expand it to all of our restaurants in an effort to provide additional support for our long-standing partners at Make-A-Wish Michigan, JDRF and MDA. Each of these charities have had a tremendous impact on improving the quality of life for our neighbors, and to continue to make progress for those that need it most, ongoing funding is critical. We hope that families throughout the state of Michigan will join us in our mission to give back and make a difference in our communities.