New charity booking portal from Restaurant Raise Inc. aims to boost business at restaurants

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Tampa Florida Restaurant owner and marketing expert launches fundraising portal that promises to boost business for restaurants

"Millennials are more socially conscious, and looking for a way to give back."

Successful Tampa bar and restaurant owner and marketing expert, Ryan Gougeon, announces the successful launch of his new online portal, designed specifically to help customers book charity events or fundraisers at participating restaurants in their area.

Mr. Gougeon had observed that even the finest restaurants experienced a midweek customer slump. He thought about a way to fill the seats with paying customers and discovered the need of non-profits and others to find venues for their events. His marriage of the two led to the development of, his brand new online portal bringing charity event organizers and fundraisers together with their favorite restaurants for a good cause.

RestaurantRaise makes locating a participating restaurant and booking a charity event easy. Participating restaurant or bar owners use a branded portal for personal exposure. They receive the booking request through that portal and are able to choose exactly what percentage of their sales from the booking that they will give to the charity.

“Millennials are more socially conscious, and are looking for a way to give back, to get involved," Mr. Gougeon says. “With, events get promoted while people enjoy a great place to eat or drink. More importantly, the higher the number of customers are involved, the more money is raised for a charity or a good cause.”

Owner of the highly acclaimed James Joyce Irish Pub & Eatery, Gougeon knows trends in the food and beverage industry. Having won numerous awards from Yelp, the Guinness Corporation and Creative Loafing Magazine, Gougeon hopes this new way of booking charity nights will serve the community as well as drive more sales for the bar and restaurant industry.

To him, giving back is the way he looks forward to making a positive difference both in the industry as well as the lives of others.

For more information, please visit

Restaurant Raise
1724 E 8th Ave
Tampa Fl 33605

Contact: Janice Goh
Title: VP of Marketing
Phone: 813-362-6388
email: restaurantraise(at)gmail(dot)com

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