Philanthropic Pursuits Earn Gala Corporation Restaurant Neighborhood Award

Top Quote Gala Corporation was selected as a winner of the 2012 Restaurant Neighborhood Award. Gala, home of Applebee's and Famous Dave's BBQ, raised awareness to local communities throughout the country, including churches, libraries, sports teams, and veterans. End Quote
  • Orange County, CA (1888PressRelease) May 05, 2012 - Gala Corporation has been selected as one of six state winners of the 2012 Restaurant Neighbor Award, presented by the National Restaurant Association. The awards raise awareness of the industry's contributions to local communities throughout the country, as well as inspire owners and operators to get involved within their respective neighborhoods.

    Gala Corporation, comprised of 25 restaurant units including Applebee's and Famous Dave's barbeque, is deeply dedicated to supporting local organizations. In the last year alone, Gala Corporation donated more than one million dollars to organizations that range from reading clubs and libraries, to churches and sports teams. One such effort benefits military veterans. Employees and guests were encouraged to write letters to troops overseas and send them with bottles of Famous Dave's World Famous BBQ Sauce. In addition, last year the company served more than 9,200 active and retired veterans on Veteran's Day.

    "What we do is serve high quality, fresh, delicious food at fantastic values," said Anand Gala, CEO and president, Gala Corporation. "Who we are is a company of enthusiastic philanthropists. As the quote says, 'with great power comes great responsibility,' and we believe at our core that we have a responsibility to give back at every opportunity."

    Finalists were flown to Washington, D.C., earlier this month for the presentation of awards. For more information about Gala Corporation, visit To find the Applebee's or Famous Dave's location nearest you, visit or

    About Gala Corporation
    Established in 1982 and headquartered in Orange County, Calif., Gala Corporation is one of the leading privately-owned hospitality and food service companies in the United States. From unassuming beginnings with a single property, Gala Corporation is today recognized as a first-class developer and operator of hospitality and food service assets with a customer-focused and quality-minded approach to business. Additionally, Gala Corporation provides third-party management services to multi-unit fast food and full-service restaurant companies and investment groups. Management services are available for most any brand or chain in the U.S. For more information, visit or email Marketing ( @ ) galacorp dot com.

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