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20+ Useful Restaurant Donation Request Links

Discover restaurants from every state that donate food, gift cards, and more.

There’s no shortage of restaurants, bars, and diners with exciting menus and delicious food, with trendy eateries joining established classics on the daily. This means there are plenty of potential donors for your next event - but how do you choose which ones to apply to?

In this blog post, we’ll show you a list of local and national restaurants that donate to nonprofits, plus convenient donation request links to jumpstart your application process.

What donations can I request from a restaurant?

Most restaurants will donate gift cards or food and beverage items for nonprofit events. You might also submit a restaurant donation request for coupons or vouchers, redeemable for a free meal or drink. Though less common, some restaurants may also donate branded merchandise and swag.

How do I submit a restaurant donation request?

Some restaurants will accept donation requests through an online form on their website. It’s important to note that chain restaurants with multiple locations may not accept an online request at the corporate level; similar to local, neighborhood restaurants, you may need to visit or call your closest chain restaurant location to submit a request.

We’ve provided donation request links below that will show you exactly how to apply for a donation from over 20 restaurants, whether it's through a form, in-person, or through e-mail/mail.

Restaurant Donation Request Links

We know it can be overwhelming to choose a starting point for submitting a restaurant donation request. Simplify your search with our list of restaurants, organized into restaurants who accept online requests, restaurants who accept in-person requests, popular chain restaurants, cozy cafés, and upscale dining establishments.

Online restaurant donation request

First Watch Donation Request

  • First Watch is an American restaurant chain that serves breakfast, brunch, and lunch, based in Bradenton, Florida, operating over 420 locations in 28 states.
  • Geography: AL, AZ, CO, DE, FL, IL, KY, MD, MI, MO, NC, NJ, OH, Broken Arrow (OK), PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WV, WI

Omaha Steaks Donation Request

  • With a 100-year history, Omaha Steaks is an expert in gourmet prime cuts of perfectly seasoned meats. They sell high-quality steaks, meats, seafood, and desserts.
  • Geography: AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, IL, KY, MA, MD, MI, MO, NC, NE, NV, NY, OH, PA, RI, TX

Texas Roadhouse Donation Request

  • Texas Roadhouse is a lively chain steakhouse serving American fare with a Southwestern spin, made famous by their award-winning ribs and side dishes made from scratch.
  • Geography: All states except AK

The Old Spaghetti Factory Donation Request

  • The Old Spaghetti Factory is a family owned and operated restaurant, founded in Portland, Oregon in 1969. All of their entrees include hot fresh baked bread, soup or salad, and ice cream for dessert.
  • Geography: AZ, CA, Westminster (CO), Honolulu (HI), IN, Wichita (KS), Louisville (KY), MO, Fairfield (OH), Oklahoma City (OK), OR, Nashville (TN), UT, WA

True Food Kitchen Donation Request

  • True Food Kitchen offers brunch, lunch, dinner, and desserts made with fresh, seasonal ingredients. It commits to a conscious, community-based dining experience.
  • Geography: AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, IL, LA, MD, MO, NV, NJ, NY, OH, PA, TN, TX, VA

In-person restaurant donation request

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop Donation Request

  • Fuzzy's Taco Shop is a dog and family-friendly restaurant chain serving tacos, burritos, nachos, and Mexican foods. Their signatures include their Baja Tacos and famous Chips & Queso.
  • Geography: AL, AR, AZ, CO, FL, GA, IA, KS, LA, MN, MO, MS, OH, OK, SC, TX, VA, WY

McAlister’s Deli Donation Request

  • McAlister's Deli is known for their hearty sandwiches that are packed with fresh, sustainable ingredients and quality meats. Side salads, soups, and their famous sweet tea are also on the menu to accompany their sandwiches.
  • Geography: AL, AR, AZ, CO, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MI, MO, MS, NC, ND, NE, NM, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WI, WY

Olive Garden Donation Request

  • Olive Garden is a popular American casual dining restaurant chain known for its Italian-American cuisine and warm, family-friendly atmosphere. Some of its offerings include pasta, soup, and salad dishes.
  • Geography: All states

Pita Pit Donation Request

  • Pita Pit is a quick-service restaurant franchise serving pita sandwiches, where customers can create their perfect pita amongst endless flavor combinations of lean meats, fresh toppings, and spreads.
  • Geography: Auburn (AL), AK, AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, Honolulu (HI), IA, ID, IL, IN, Highland Heights (KY), LA, MI, Mankato (MN), MO, Starkville (MS), MT, Cornelius (NC), ND, Omaha (NE), NY, OH, OR, West Chester (PA), SD, Murfreesboro (TN), UT, VA, WA, WI, WV

P.F. Chang’s Donation Request

  • P.F. Chang's is a chain restaurant offering Asian cuisine. They seek to make quality dishes from scratch and honor the 2,000-year-old tradition of wok cooking in their restaurants.
  • Geography: All states except AK, DE, ME, MT, NH, ND, SD, VT, WV, WY

Chain and fast-casual restaurant donation request

Chick-fil-A Donation Request

  • Home of the Original Chicken Sandwich with two pickles on a toasted butter bun, Chick-fil-A is one of the largest American fast food restaurant chains and the largest specializing in chicken sandwiches.
  • Geography: AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, NC, NJ, OH, PA, SC, TN, TX, WI

Chipotle Donation Request

  • Chipotle is an American restaurant chain that serves a simple menu of Mexican-inspired foods. They are known for their "build-your-own-meal" restaurant model.
  • Geography: All states except AK and HI

MOD Pizza Donation Request

  • MOD is one of the first-ever customizable individual pizza and salad restaurants, offering more than 30 toppings to choose from.
  • Geography: All states except AK, AR, CT, HI, IA, LA, MA, ME, MN, MS, NC, ND, NE, NH, NM, NY, RI, SD, TN, VT, WV, WY

Raising Cane’s Donation Request

  • Raising Cane's is an American fast-food chain famous for their fresh, made-to-order chicken fingers.
  • Geography: All states except for CT, DE, FL, ID, IN, ME, MD, MI, MT, NH, NJ, NY, ND, OR, PA, RI, SD, VT, WA, WV, WI, WY

Café-style restaurant donation request

Great Harvest Donation Request

  • Great Harvest is a bakery and café chain that serves gourmet sandwiches, coffee, and pastries. Their specialty is their homemade bread, perfected by over 40 years of baking tradition and made with quality, Montana-grown wheat.
  • Geography: All states except for AR, DC, DE, ME, MS, NH, NY, OK, PA, RI, SD

Kneaders Bakery & Cafe Donation Request

  • Since 1997, Kneaders has served quality baked goods, sandwiches, soups, and salads. Their specialty is their fresh bread, made-from-scratch and baked in Italian hearthstone ovens.
  • Geography: AZ, CO, ID, Las Vegas (NV), Henderson (NV), San Antonio (TX), UT

La Madeleine Donation Request

  • La Madeleine is a café and bakery chain serving coffee, French dishes, and French pastries.
  • Geography: AR, AZ, FL, GA, LA, MD, OK, TX

Snooze Eatery Donation Request

  • Snooze Eatery is a breakfast and brunch restaurant chain known for its creative twists on classic dishes, vibrant atmosphere, and commitment to sustainability and community.
  • Geography: AZ, CA, CO, GA, KS, MO, NV, NC, TN, TX

Upscale restaurant donation requests

Benihana Donation Request

  • Benihana is an American restaurant company serving Japanese-inspired cuisine and a unique dinner experience. They specialize in teppanyaki, sushi and sashimi.
  • Geography: AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, MD, MI, MN, MO, NV, NJ, NY, OH, OR, PA, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI

Fogo de Chao Donation Request

  • Fogo de Chão is a full-service Brazilian steakhouse or churrascaria, notable for its roving waiters who serve barbecued meats from large skewers directly onto the seated diners' plates.
  • Geography: AZ, CA, CO, DC, FL, GA, IL, IN, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, NM, NV, NY, OR, PA, PR, TX, VA, WA

Fox Restaurant Concepts Donation Request

  • Fox Restaurant Concepts is an innovative culinary company known for creating unique dining experiences with a diverse portfolio of stylish, upscale restaurant brands.
  • Geography: AL, AZ, CA, CO, DC, FL, GA, IL, MD, NV, NC, OK, TN, TX, UT, VA

Ruth’s Chris Steak House Donation Request

  • Ruth's Chris Steak House serves high-quality steaks, using only the best cuts of beef. They also serve seafood and appetizer dishes.
  • Geography: AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MS, MO MN, NC, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI

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