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Five restaurants join Gwinnett Restaurant Week lineup

Five restaurants join Gwinnett Restaurant Week lineup

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- Five more restaurants have been added to the list of participants for Gwinnett Restaurant week. 

The special dining week is set for Monday, July 22 - Thursday, July 25. 

Those five additions to complete the list are Marlow's Tavern, Three Blind Mice, Graft Restaurant, Mojito's and The Georgia Pine. 

Gwinnett Restaurant Week is in its seventh year. Each restaurant offers a three-course meal for 20-35 percent less than usual, at a price of around $21 plus tax and tip. 

For a complete list of participating restaurants, visit Gwinnett Restaurant Week onlne

Local companies gear up for Gwinnett Restaurant Week

Local companies gear up for Gwinnett Restaurant Week

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- Returning for the sixth year, Gwinnett Restaurant Week is scheduled for the week of July 22 - 25.

During those days, foodies can visit a participating restaurant of their choice and select a three-course meal that will cost $21.21 per person. Tax and gratuity are an additional charge. During that week, Gwinnett can easily showcase some of its top eateries, as this year's diners do not have to present coupons or carry punch cards. 

To take part in restaurant week, patrons should call the restaurant directly to make a reservation. 

The Gwinnett Restaurant Week website has a list of restaurants included

Krispy Kreme offering free doughnuts on June 7

Krispy Kreme offering free doughnuts on June 7

(WXIA) -- June 7 is National Doughnut Day, and Krispy Kreme is celebrating by offering one free doughnut to every customer.

Krispy Kreme customers can choose a free doughnut of any variety.

National Doughnut Day is held the first Friday in June. It was established by the Salvation Army in 1938 to raise money for Americans hit hard by the Great Depression. Learn more at nationaldoughnutday2013.com.

Find your nearest Krispy Kreme at krispykreme.com.

Coke partners with Firehouse Subs for national contest

Coke partners with Firehouse Subs for national contest

ATLANTA -- Coca-Cola and Firehouse Subs are partnering for a national sweepstakes centered on stock car racing.

Coca-Cola is sponsoring the Coca-Cola Photo Finish sweepstakes at Firehouse Subs locations through Apr. 21.

During the contest, life-size cutouts of participating Coca-Cola Racing Family members will be placed in FIrehouse Subs locations. Firehouse Subs guests can snap a photo with the cutout and submit it to win. Guests can submit photos via text to cocacolaphotofinish.com, or entries can be mailed.

Participating drivers include Joey Logano, representing the Georgia and Gulf region; Greg Biffle, representing the West and Central region; Danica Patrick, representing the Florida region; Denny Hamlin, representing the South region; and Tony Stewart, representing the Mid-Atlantic region.

Chick-fil-A Daddy-Daughter Date Night returns in 2013

Chick-fil-A Daddy-Daughter Date Night returns in 2013

ATLANTA -- Chick-fil-A's wildly popular Daddy-Daughter Date Night will return in February.

More than 100 Atlanta- and Athens-area Chick-fil-A restaurants will host the event on Saturday, Feb. 2 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Every couple in attendance will receive an activity sheet with conversation topics and a booklet called "Continuing the Conversation," which gives the dads and daughters suggestions for getting to know each other better.

"One of Chick-fil-A's goals is to promote community connections and enrich the lives of everyone we serve," Chick-fil-A area marketing director Robin Lomax said in a statement. "We understand the importance of father-daughter relationships and want to encourage dads to take a break from busy schedules, enjoy their daughters' company over a meal and have fun."

Free pancakes at IHOP to help Children's Miracle Network Hospital

Free pancakes at IHOP to help Children's Miracle Network Hospital

(WXIA) -- In an effort to raise $3 million for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and celebrate National Pancake Day, IHOP Restaurants will give out free pancakes to all guests on Tuesday, February 5.

This day will also mark the 30th anniversary of the Children's Miracle Network Hospital, as reported by a spokeswoman for IHOP.  National Pancake Day is recognized as IHOP's largest philanthropic event of the year, with more than 1,500 restaurants taking part. IHOP hopes that reaching the $3 million goal will be the ideal kick off to 2013 fundraising for the CMNH.

The spokeswoman said IHOP restaurants will give a complimentary stack of buttermilk pancakes to all guests from 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. At the same time, they hope guests will make donations to CMNH. All proceeds will be put towards helping CMNH and other local charities to bring vital equipment, life-saving procedures and critical care to sick and injured children.

Outback Steakhouse donates meals to local seniors

Outback Steakhouse donates meals to local seniors

SUWANEE, Ga. -- Nearly 400 Gwinnett County seniors will receive free meals Wednesday from Outback Steakhouse.

The restaurant on Celebration Boulevard in Suwanee is donating meals of grilled steak and chicken, vegetables, mashed potatoes and bread to Friends of Gwinnett County Senior Services.

The charity lunch is part of the steakhouse chain's Outback at Work program. Wednesday's meals will be prepared at 9:30 a.m. and then delivered to seniors across Gwinnett County.

Friends of Gwinnett County Senior Services provides financial support to the county's senior programs. About 150,000 seniors benefit from annual events like the Outback meal giveaway.