June 14, 2012
Over 23,000 meals will reach frail elderly New Yorkers in need because of The Riese organization’s “Round-Up” campaign with Citymeals. The Riese Organization is one of the largest restaurant and real estate management companies in New York City whose portfolio includes brands like TGIFridays and Pizza Hut. During the two month-long campaign in February and March, patrons at nearly 75 participating Riese Restaurants were asked to “round-up” their guest checks to the nearest dollar, with 100 percent of the difference donated to Citymeals on Wheels. At the end of the drive, Dennis Riese, Chairman and CEO of Riese, “Rounded-Up” the accumulated contributions of $139,000 to $150,000. Over the past 19 years Riese has raised nearly $2.5 million for Citymeals on Wheels.