BABALU Tapas & Tacos Donates a Percentage of Opening Sales to Local Charities in Charlotte, North Carolina

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For each soft opening, Babalu donates a percentage of the beer, wine and liquor sales to local charities. A total of $9,000 was raised during the Charlotte opening, which will be divided evenly between A Child's Place and Mission Summit.

“A significant part of Babalu's culture is about giving back and supporting the community. It is something we believe in as a company as well as our entire staff,” said Bill Latham, CEO and President of Eat Here Brands, LLC.

Babalu Tapas & Tacos, which opened July 25, 2016, in the historic Dilworth neighborhood of Charlotte, has been welcomed to the area with open arms. Babalu is part of the Eat Here Brands family of restaurants, which originated in Jackson, Mississippi, and has opened five stores across the Southeast.

For each soft opening, Babalu donates a percentage of the beer, wine and liquor sales to local charities. A total of $9,000 was raised during the Charlotte opening, which will be divided evenly between A Child's Place and Mission Summit. Each charity will receive $4,500.

A Child's Place is a Charlotte nonprofit which aids in the placement of children and families in the event that they have lost their homes. A Child's Place works in partnership with local public schools to identify and aid with the homelessness crisis. They provide school supplies, food and other necessities to ensure each child has all he or she needs to be successful in the classroom.

Mission Summit is an organization which helps individuals in realizing their outdoor, recreational and professional potential, while at the same time, helping fund the needs of cancer patients. Mission Summit focuses on encouraging and motivating others to achieve their personal and professional fulfillment in the world of the great outdoors.

“A significant part of Babalu's culture is about giving back and supporting the community. It is something we believe in as a company as well as our entire staff,” said Bill Latham, CEO and President of Eat Here Brands, LLC, the holding company of Babalu “We were fortunate to have two outstanding charities, to support at our opening.”
Babalu donates to several different charities throughout the year. While guests enjoy tablemade guacamole or refreshing margaritas, they also support a family of restaurants that believes in helping those in need.

About BABALU Tapas & Tacos
Babalu Tapas & Tacos serves delicious craft cocktails and authentic gourmet Spanish-style tapas and tacos with a Southern twist. Headquartered in Atlanta, GA, the restaurant has quickly taken the Southeast by storm with locations in Jackson, Mississippi; Memphis, Tennessee; Birmingham, Alabama; Knoxville, Tennessee and Charlotte, North Carolina. Babalu is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Eat Here Brands. For more information, visit their website at eatBABALU.com.

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