Mauro and Celma Forastieiri are known as the proud owners of The Big Salad in Richmond, a national salad franchise restaurant headquartered in Grosse Pointe, Michigan. After this coming Tuesday, they’ll be known for their even bigger hearts.
In response to the widespread devastation and suffering in their community as a result of Hurricane Harvey, The Big Salad in Richmond today announced they would serve free meals from their location (20400 Southwest Fwy, Richmond, TX) on Tuesday, September 5, from 10:30 a.m. until 8 p.m.
The store will collect donations for Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief provided by the American Red Cross, however, no donation is required to enjoy a salad, sandwich or soup at The Big Salad.
“What happened here is an unfathomable disaster. People here are hurting and they’re hungry,” Mauro said. “We want people to come and share a meal together — on us, if only to give them a break from the challenge of rebuilding their lives.”
The Big Salad CEO/Founder John Bornoty is hopeful he’ll be able to find a flight from Detroit, Michigan, to be at the store on Tuesday and dine with locals in attendance.
“Mauro and Celma are exactly the kind of owners we want in our franchise family and this is exactly the type of event we want our owners orchestrating,” Bornoty said. “Richmond was our first restaurant outside the state of Michigan. We love being here. We love the people and we are grateful for the chance to show the love on Tuesday.”
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