Lake Norman & Mooresville

Dine out Tuesday, help students

One of the major fund raising efforts for Communities in Schools takes place Tuesday, with the 11th annual Dine Out for Kids event.

At last count, 66 Charlotte-area restaurants will participate in the program, donating a portion of their gross sales for the day to Communities in Schools, which provides a variety of services to schools with large percentages of low-income students.

CIS aims to prevent students from dropping out, by providing staff members as counselors at schools, donating school supplies, and a number of other efforts. During the recent school year, CIS was involved at 44 Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools, servicing 5,000 students.

A list of participating restaurants is available at the CIS website,

Dine Out for Kids

A portion of proceeds from these Charlotte-area restaurants Tuesday will be donated to Communities in Schools:

Alexander Michael’s; Arthur’s (Belk at SouthPark and uptown); Big Daddy’s Burger Bar (Dilworth and Ballantyne); Bonterra Dining & Wine Room; Bravo! (Northlake Mall).

Brio Tuscan Grille; Brixx Wood Fired Pizza (Birkdale, Blakeney, Dilworth, Foxcroft, uptown); Buffalo Wild Wings (University City, uptown); Cantina 1511 (Dilworth, Stonecrest); Charlotte Knights (7:15 p.m. home game against Syracuse).

Charlotte/Douglas International Airport restaurants (Brookwood Farms BBQ, Burger King, California Pizza Kitchen, Chili’s, Cinnabon, Fox Sky Box, Great American Bagel, Manchu Wok, Nathan’s, Phillips Famous Seafood, Quiznos, Salsaritas, Sbarro, Speedway Grill, Starbucks, Stock Care Café, Tequileria).

Don Pedro (South Tryon); Eddie’s Place (Ballantyne, Cotswold); Harper’s Restaurant (SouthPark); Johnny Burrito; M5 Modern Mediterranean.

Mama Ricotta’s; McAlister’s Deli (Arboretum, Ballantyne, Blakeney, Carolina Place Mall, Lake Norman, Matthews, Olde Towne Village, University City); Melting Pot (Midtown, University City); Mert’s Heart & Soul; Mimosa Grill.

Nothing But Noodles (Elizabeth Avenue, Rea Road); Pewter Rose; Quiznos Sub (Whitehall Park Drive); Showmars (East Boulevard, Emerywood Road, Providence Commons, Windsor Square); Sonny’s Real Pit Bar-B-Q (South Boulevard, Tyvola Road).

Upstream; Village Tavern.