Maggiano’s began its partnership with the Make-A-Wish® in 2003 to help make dreams come true for children with life-threatening medical conditions. Through the annual Eat-A-Dish for Make-A-Wish campaign, Maggiano’s restaurants nationwide feature a number of delicious giving opportunities designed to raise enough funds to grant at least two life-changing wishes per restaurant. Guests can contribute by ordering a food or beverage item from the Eat-A-Dish for Make-A-Wish feature menu and/or by purchasing a decorative star-shaped card for an amount of their choosing and displaying it in the restaurant with their name.
In addition, each Maggiano’s restaurant hosts “wish enhancement dinners” for local Make-A-Wish children and their families, such as send-off parties before a wish is granted or welcome-home parties after a wish comes true. In total, Brinker International, the Maggiano’s brand, and the brand’s generous Team Members and Guests have donated over $6 million, enough to grant over 800 wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions.