Omnivore - Two restaurants here cited for community service

Radial Cafe and Doc Chey's in the running for national award

This is sweet. Two Atlanta restaurants are in the running for the National Restaurant Association's award for community service.

One is Radial Cafe. This is from an announcement by the Georgia Restaurant Association:

Radial Cafe gave back to their community by serving Christmas Dinner to 65 homeless children, supported by local non-profit CHRIS Kids. In addition, each child received a "Christmas Day Gift Bag" with movie tickets, candy, mittens and other goodies. Also, every year for the last 10 years, Radial Cafe has fed 180-200 members of the LGBT community walking in the MLK Day Parade. Radial Cafe was also a 2010 sapphire sponsor of For the Kid in All of Us, brightening the lives of Georgia's Children in Need. This effort collected over 5,000 toys at Christmas time and over 1,600 backpacks full of school supplies over the summer.

The other is actually a restaurant group, Homegrown Restaurants Concepts, best known for Doc Chey's:

HomeGrown Restaurant Concepts: Doc Chey's Noodle House and Osteria 832 Pasta & Pizza are committed to raising funds for local firefighters. The restaurants give back to their local firestations through events like Breakfast with Santa, Morningside Mile and Anniversary Parties. In 2010, Rich Chey created the Morningside Mile race and block party during National Fire Safety Month to raise money and awareness. Current projects include restoring Atlanta's oldest fire station, which is in need of repair. Over the years, lack of funding and proper maintenance on this 1925 historic landmark has resulted in termite damage, holes in the ceiling and dangerous standing water.

Two others in Georgia competing for the national award are Arby's and Applebee's

For the full story, check out the full announcement.