Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Red Cross Selects Piccadilly Restaurants as its Emergency Meal Vendor

Piccadilly Restaurants, LLC, announced today that they have been selected by the American Red Cross to serve as a vendor to provide emergency meals to areas of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia.

“Many people don’t realize that Piccadilly has been heavily involved in emergency feeding for a number of years. This relationship with the American Red Cross confirms our dedication to helping our community during times of need,” said Tom Sandeman, CFO of Piccadilly. “Piccadilly is honored to partner with the American Red Cross to provide comfort food at times people need them the most.”

In recent years, Piccadilly has served over 400,000 emergency relief meals; over 260,000 during the 2008 hurricane season alone.

“We have the resources, experience, knowledge and flexibility to support and adapt to community needs in emergency situations,” said Chris Sanchez, Sr. Vice President of Operations. “We have prepared and delivered 20,000 meals for the State of Louisiana with less than 24 hours notice as well as provided emergency feeding for a number of charitable organizations, utility companies throughout the Southeastern U.S., and many State and Local Government agencies.”

Headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Piccadilly Restaurants, LLC has been serving Louisiana families since 1944. Currently, Piccadilly has over 100 restaurants and over 50 food service operations, primarily located in the Southeastern United States, and employs approximately 4,000 team members. For more information please visit the company Web site at www.piccadilly.com.

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