Earthquake Relief

U.S. Restaurants Pledge Aid for Haiti

In the wake of the devastating earthquake in Haiti, restaurants across the U.S. and around the world are doing their part to raise money for the relief efforts. Aside from individual restaurants in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and other major cities that are donating a portion of every meal to nonprofit groups, and bake sales in San Francisco and Connecticut, Philippe Massoud of Restaurant Ilili in New York is proposing that restaurants in the city join together and make Jan. 24 “Haiti Dine Out Night.” Massoud said he has approached “all the big players” with his idea, which would mark 10 percent of all restaurant sales for charities working in Haiti. “I’m trying to hit the social responsibility gene,” he added.