The Burger Lounge, a Los Angeles-based mini-chain of "burger concepts," has donated $35,000 to the Red Cross to assist in the ongoing relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.
During the week of Nov. 12, 100 percent of all profits from two of their Los Angeles locations, in Beverly Hills and West Hollywood, went to the Red Cross’ relief efforts. The storm, which struck the East Coast in the days before Halloween and has devastated seaside communities across New York and New Jersey, has generated millions of dollars in donations from all across the country.
"We’re thrilled to announce that because of the generous response from our loyal Burger Lounge guests at our Los Angeles locations in West Hollywood and Beverly Hills, we were able to raise $35,000 for the American Red Cross in support of the Hurricane Sandy relief efforts," said president and CEO Dean Loring. "We hope that this donation aids in the ongoing recovery process as people on the East Coast try to return to normalcy in the aftermath of the storm."
With eight restaurants across Los Angeles and San Diego, Burger Lounge has become known for its grass-fed beef and dedication to being "green." Now it will hopefully also get a reputation for its charitable ways.