Joe's Crab Shack Team Raises More Than $1 Million in April for Autism Speaks

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Joe's Crab Shack Team Raises More Than $1 Million in April for Autism Speaks

Guests join Joe's Crab Shack to support Autism Awareness Month fundraiser

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Throughout the month of April, Joe's Crab Shack team members from its 130+ locations nationwide worked tirelessly to help raise awareness and funds for Autism Speaks, the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization. Together with its guests, the national seafood restaurant raised more than $1,035,000 for the organization through in-restaurant donations, online donations and sales of Joe's specially made "Light It Up Blue" tie-dye T-shirts.


"As a restaurant company that is deeply committed to giving back to our communities, we are thankful to partner with Autism Speaks and help raise awareness nationwide for this worthy cause," said Joe's Crab Shack President Jim Mazany. "The success of this month's fundraiser was a real testament to the commitment of Joe's team, friends and, especially, Joe's raving fans who gave so generously to the cause."

This is Joe's Crab Shack's first national partnership with Autism Speaks, although some local restaurants held fundraisers in 2012 for the organization.

Always a champion of kids and families, Joe's has raised more than $2 million for national charities in the past year. The brand is also a proud supporter and national partner of Share Our Strength. Together with its guests, Joe's raised more than $1 million last September during the organization's No Kid Hungry® campaign to end childhood hunger.

About Joe's Crab Shack

Founded in Houston in 1991, Joe's Crab Shack brings its fresh seafood, authentic flavors and Southern flair to more than 130 locations in 31 states. Joe's menu is "100% Shore," featuring more than 25 crab items in addition to fish, lobster, mussels, clams and shrimp. The company supports causes in every neighborhood it serves and is a national partner in Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry® Campaign, which is working to end childhood hunger in America. Joe's is a member of the Ignite Restaurant Group (NAS: IRG) portfolio of restaurants. For more information, go to www.joescrabshack.com.



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