Drink a Mojito Margarita or splurge on a S’Mores Fondue dessert at Houlihan’s restaurant at Brookfield Square Mall at your can help Save the Music.
Today the chain announced, now through Sept. 4, 2009, for every Mojito Margarita and S’Mores Fondue dessert sold at Houlihan’s Brookfield Square Mall restaurant – and nearly 90 other Houlihan’s corporate stores and franchises across the country – the restaurant will donate $1, up to $30,000, to the VH1 Save The Music Foundation. Guests who dine at Houlihan’s Brookfield Square Mall restaurant, located at 95 N. Moorland Rd, can also opt to make personal donations to the fund by noting a desired amount on their guest checks.
Houlihan’s executives hope to build on the success of last year’s inaugural campaign, when more than $54,000 was donated to VH1 Save The Music Foundation to provide music education programs for two schools – one in Wilkinsburg, PA and the other in St. Louis, MO.
“Music is a critical piece of Houlihan’s customer experience,” said Jesse Lawson, General Manager of Houlihan’s restaurant in Brookfield Square Mall. “Our music selection draws from the many lesser-known artists as we feel it is important to give budding artists a chance to be heard. Similarly, we strongly believe that every child should have the chance to play an instrument, join a band, and enjoy the many benefits music brings to life. In partnering with VH1 Save The Music Foundation, we hope to help restore music education in our schools and generate awareness about the fact that many kids are growing up with out access to instruments or music programs.”
Since its founding in 1997, VH1 Save The Music Foundation has helped “save” music programs in thousands of public schools, which traditionally cut fine arts activities when budgets tighten. Also, the foundation has helped countless children enjoy the benefits of musical study, including improved self-esteem and increased SAT scores, high school graduation rates, college attendance rates, etc.
Houlihan’s Brookfield Square
95 N. Moorland Rd. (next to Barnes and Noble)
Brookfield, WI 53005
Hours: Mon-Tues 11-11, bar 11:30, Wed-Thu 11-11, bar 1a, Fri-Sat 11-12, bar 1a, Sun 11-9