Where Should You Eat Out this Weekend to Help Yolanda’s Victims?

February 3, 2019

This isn’t for those of us in the front lines rolling up our sleeves and hauling sacks of rice in the wee hours of the morning. (Thank you!) This is for the rest of us who’ve been nailed to the walls of our homes and offices not knowing how we could help.

Here comes the easiest, most convenient, if-you-do-not-help-we-will-lose-faith-in-humanity way to help Yolanda’s victims.

These food establishments have all offered to donate portions/all of their proceeds (for a detailed breakdown, check out each one’s social media page and website) to Red Cross for aid. All you have to do is pick your favorite spot and eat.

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In the unfortunate case that you’re still not convinced, realize that nobody’s asking you to be a martyr. We are asking you to be a human being.

If there’s one ironic thing about #YolandaActionWeekend, it’s that all these Filipino food businesses were brought together by an American. If you’ve got a thank you to spare, send one to Jeremy Slagle, (@mrdeliciousph) head cook at Mr. Delicious, troll with a heart, and creator of the country’s best bacon. He never asked to be recognized for any of his work in this initiative.

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48 responses to “Where Should You Eat Out this Weekend to Help Yolanda’s Victims?”

  1. Dana says:

    Is there any establishment in the list who will be giving 100% of their proceeds? Or at least 100% of their profits for certain days?

  2. kingofalldouche says:

    bravo jeremy!

  3. Paolo says:

    Pancake House Wilcon Visayas Ave is donating 100% of sales on Sunday, Nov 17. You can verify this by calling the store. 961-2337.

  4. vm_yap says:

    Pino group of restaurants and yabu are donating 100% of their sales today. Rub BBQ and Ribs, donated 100% of their sales yesterday.

  5. Mila Angeles says:

    Charlie’s Grind & Grill Kapitolyo and Greenhills are donating 100% of their sales from November 12, as well.

  6. […] small and medium businesses around the Metro are also giving in various ways. See more at this post on […]

  7. Kenwyn Ferrer says:

    Ryu Ramen is donating 100% of their lunch sales, their 3 branches from November 18 to 21.

  8. Trixie Diyco says:

    am supporting only those donating 100% profit. anything less seems like just a sales gimmick meant to get more profit by increasing volume of customers.

  9. Christine Gojar says:

    Woohoo aeta organics! Not only will you be helping Haiyan victims, you will also be preserving and promoting the heritage of our indigenous peoples.

  10. erringbone says:

    This is BS. Why not just donate the money you would have spent eating in a restaurant? Positioning self-gratification as a helping others out is disgusting.

    • Nico Goco says:

      These businesses are no different from you or me. We help out using the funds we have, which we generate from our income. We get it from our salary, they get it from their sales. And if we had more income to give, wouldn’t we want to give more? Likewise, if they had more sales in a particular day, they’d also like to help out. No one’s forcing anyone to give, and I’m also sure that they’ve dug deep into their own personal accounts to already donate what they can. If you’d like to donate through other means, fine. that’s well and good. But if others find different ways to help out, please don’t stop them.

      • erringbone says:

        Positioning sales as a form of aid is still poor form as it, whether you want to or not, positively impacts on the brand’s image. It’s like donating $ and posting on your blog or FB account that you donated $ in the hopes that people will see you as a charitable individual. I am not saying that these restaurants don’t mean well, but we can’t tell them apart from those who do.

        All in all, this is just poor form. “Come pay for overpriced food so you can help the victims! (so I can continue to move inventory, AND build my brand image as a socially responsible restaurant)” IMO, just donate and STFU.

        And how are we supposed to verify the validity of those claiming that resto A, B and C are donating 100% profits, 100% sales, or x% of profits?

        • What’s with all the hate? If you’ve already given aid, why put down others who didn’t do it in the same way or meana as you?
          You’re no different than the one who posts their donations with matching selfie.

        • Nico Goco says:

          We can debate it all we want, but can we agree that we are detracting from the real issue here? People need aid. And I assume most everyone reading this has donated in some way. These restaurants want to give, I want to give, and you want to give. Let’s just be thankful for the generosity that’s going around. And thank you as well @erringbone for already having given.

        • Mrs. Eaves says:

          “I am not saying that these restaurants don’t mean well, but we can’t tell them apart from those who do.”

          Why do you even need to tell them apart… help is help no matter where it’s from, what percent it is of ones daily sales and in whatever form they may come as.

          Sure you can’t verify whether sales really go to charity but
          why not trust these restaurants instead.. in these trying times, if we can’t even practice such a simple thing as trusting in another’s good will… what hope is left…:(

        • Dwight Co says:

          I realize you’re fighting for a certain value. You’re trying to say that true giving doesn’t require self-promotion. You’re trying to say that giving and brand-building should be mutually exclusive efforts. (To an extent, I agree.)

          But between the self-promoting giver and the quiet one who hid in the shadows, who raised a bigger sum?

          I dislike disingenuous generosity as much as you do, but giving is giving, and the disingenuous giver trumps the apathetic whiner any day.

        • Lars Roxas says:

          You’re missing the forest for the trees. Neh self promotion man or hindi, neh 20% man or 100% … ang importante ung pera makakabili ng pagkain at gamot at pabahay sa mga nasalanta at walang wala na. That’s what matters, that’s the ONLY thing that matters. Everything else is as relevant as JC Chasez’s singing career.

    • mrdeliciousph says:

      @erringbone:disqus We won’t stand in your way. Here you go: http://www.redcross.org.ph/donate

    • erin fajardo says:

      Hello there, while it may be distasteful to help someone out in order to gain some form of recognition, the help extended remains appreciated by the recipient of the deed. So what if a group of people decide to give so they can announce it to the world? What is it to you if they choose to rob themselves of their heavenly rewards by choosing to glorify themselves on earth? It is still better to help and announce it to the whole world than not to help at all. Of course, it remains best to help and be silent about it. God knows. And He gives back a hundredfold. But for deeds announced to the world, the gratification received from doing so is the just reward already. Now, the choice is ours to make. They made their choice. I’ve made mine. You’ve probably already made yours. But here’s good news: While we can’t undo our past choices, we still have a whole lot of choices to make in the future. We can still make the right choice.

      • erringbone says:

        I was merely pointing out the lack of class and taste in these types of “fund raisers”. No need to get into a discussion about God/Allah/Buddah, or point me to the Red Cross link if my opinion has struck a sensitive chord.

        I’ve seen other restaurants go about their charitable efforts in a respectful manner that was not self-serving and was more pro-active than most of those featured above. Too bad none of them are mentioned in this article.

  11. MrHungry says:

    Does in matter whether the restaurant is donating 20%, 50%, 100%?? The fact that these guys got together and are trying to raise money should be good enough. No one is forcing you to eat out.

    • David C. says:

      Of course it matters. Some restaurants, who will not give 100% or most of the income, will just do this to increase customer sales and therefore just increasing their bottom line. A selfish marketing ploy at the expense of those who suffered in the typhoon. When you do fundraising, profit should never be part of the equation.

      • MrHungry says:

        The fact they chose to give part of their revenues should be good enough. I don’t think it’s right to immediately think they are all doing this just for the publicity. If the customer chooses to eat somewhere else, then no harm done.

      • erringbone says:

        At least some people here get it 🙂

  12. Eric Calderon says:

    If you’re in the Maginhawa St. area over the weekend, drop by The Sweet Spot. They’re not in this list but they’re participating in the #YolandaActionWeekend

  13. Carlo says:

    Fantastic list. Thank you so much for this. I am going to circulate it on Facebook and in work.

  14. Charmaine says:

    Bizu is also donating 100% of its proceeds to the victims of the typhoon on November 17, Sunday.

  15. mrdeliciousph says:

    To the overwhelming majority of people who have spoken in support of our efforts we are extremely grateful and humbled by your readiness to do good. We started this drive on the principle that by pooling our resources we could make a much bigger impact collectively than we could individually. The more support we get from the public, the more money we raise for the Red Cross. Thank you for being supportive.

    There is one point I would like to clarify as some people seem a little confused about the numbers. In many cases 20% of gross sales, as most of our participants have pledged, is equal to or greater than 100% of proceeds or net profit, once all costs and overhead are subtracted. But in either scenario the business has made a voluntary pledge for the betterment of the country.

    The people of Metro Manila will be out this weekend supporting their local food businesses, as they are on any given weekend. Therefore if you are going out to eat out, you can do greater good by choosing an establishment that is donating. I don’t care if it’s 20% of gross sales or 100% of net profit. Help is help. Let’s not split hairs people.

    To those who would spend their time during a national crisis attacking charity drives, we ask you to stop and do something more constructive with your time. Your country needs you.

  16. Bennii Obaña says:

    Jeremy rocks, yo!!! Here you go, Mr. Erringbone- http://www.redcross.org.ph/donate

  17. babsicatn says:

    cool 🙂

  18. Johann says:

    Am sharing this to my wall for my Manila-based friends.

  19. Johann says:

    am sharing this to my fb.

  20. […] fund. Some restaurants have already shared their willingness to do this (find the list here: http://www.pepper.ph/yolanda-victims/ ), and it makes it so much easier for you to provide help while you do your daily […]

  21. […] for the money you’re donating, which you shouldn’t feel bad about, there are also a number of dine-for-a-cause establishments this weekend. There’s the Aid Couture auction and ukay-ukay being organized by the Philippine […]

  22. Cel says:

    Omakase is donating 30% of a bill worth 1k and up

  23. Commune says:

    Commune is donating all coffee and Bayani Brew sales today. We’re open til 11pm.

  24. Commune says:

    Commune is donating Coffee and Bayani Brew sales today. We’re open til 11pm.

  25. Punky says:

    i would like to ask if there’s a repeat of this for the coming weekend? or would you guys know of any restaurants whose proceeds/percentage will go to yolanda relief again this weekend?

  26. […] that’s still going-on in the south. Of course, when the destruction was still fresh, we all pulled together to give whatever help we could. Our entire country, actually the whole world too (China’s penny […]

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