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BRAVO! Cucina Italiana and BRIO Tuscan Grille Partner with Share Our Strength in September to Help End Childhood Hunger

Funds raised support Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry® campaign, ending childhood hunger in America

COLUMBUS, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- More than 16 million American children face hunger. This September, BRAVO! Cucina Italiana and BRIO Tuscan Grille locations across the nation are joining thousands of restaurants nationwide to support Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry campaign by raising funds in their restaurants.


From Sunday, Sept. 15 through Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, all BRAVO! Cucina Italiana and BRIO Tuscan Grille locations across the U.S. will offer their guests the opportunity to donate funds to the No Kid Hungry campaign. Every donation counts, and when guests donate $5 or more, they will receive $5 off their next visit of $15 or more, valid thru Oct. 31, 2013. It's easy to donate, as guests will be able to add their donation to their bill upon checkout.

Also from Sunday, Sept. 15 through Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, BRAVO | BRIO Restaurant Group, Inc., (NAS: BBRG) , owner and operator of BRAVO! Cucina Italiana and BRIO Tuscan Grille, will donate $1 to the No Kid Hungry campaign for every new "Like" on BRAVO! Cucina Italiana's and BRIO Tuscan Grille's Facebook pages (up to a maximum of $2,500 per brand).

"At BBRG and each and every one of our restaurants nationwide, we make giving back to important causes one of our greatest priorities," said BBRG Director, President and Chief Executive Officer Saed Mohseni. "By participating in Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry campaign, we are proud to be a part of the nationwide effort to end childhood hunger."

For more information on BBRG, BRAVO! Cucina Italiana, BRIO Tuscan Grille and this September event, visit www.bravoitalian.com, www.brioitalian.com or NoKidHungry.org/dine and look for locations on the searchable map.

In 2012, restaurants raised $5.9 million for the No Kid Hungry campaign—funds are used to raise awareness about child hunger in the U.S.; create public-private partnerships that align kids with the resources they need; support nutrition programs like School Breakfast and Summer Meals; and educate kids and their families on how to cook healthy meals with limited resources.

"Everyone—private citizens, businesses, policymakers, and nonprofits—has a role in helping end childhood hunger in America," said Billy Shore, Founder and CEO of Share Our Strength®. "I encourage everyone to dine out often at participating restaurants wherever they are this September. Then visit NoKidHungry.org to join this national movement to ensure that every child in America has access to the nutritious food they need, every day."

About BRAVO | BRIO Restaurant Group, Inc.

BRAVO | BRIO Restaurant Group, Inc. (NAS: BBRG) is a leading owner and operator of two distinct Italian restaurant brands, BRAVO! Cucina Italiana and BRIO Tuscan Grille. BBRG has positioned its brands as multifaceted culinary destinations that deliver the ambiance, design elements and food quality reminiscent of fine dining restaurants at a value typically offered by casual dining establishments, a combination known as the upscale affordable dining segment. Each of BBRG's brands provides its guests with a fine dining experience and value by serving affordable cuisine prepared using fresh flavorful ingredients and authentic Italian cooking methods, combined with attentive service in an attractive, lively atmosphere. BBRG strives to be the best Italian restaurant company in America and is focused on providing its guests an excellent dining experience through consistency of execution. For more information, visit www.bbrg.com.

About BRAVO! Cucina Italiana

BRAVO! Cucina Italiana is an upscale affordable restaurant offering classic Italian food amongst the shadows of Roman ruins. The subtitle "Cucina Italiana" means Italian kitchen, in which all cooking is done in full view of the guest, creating the energy of a live theater. BRAVO's popular entrees include grilled steaks, chops, and made-to-order pizzas, pastas and house specialties, similar to an authentic 'ristorante' in Italy. BRAVO! is part of Columbus-based BRAVO I BRIO Restaurant Group. Founded in 1992, BRAVO I BRIO Restaurant Group currently operates more than 100 restaurants including BRAVO! Cucina Italiana, BRIO Tuscan Grille and Bon Vie Bistro. Please visit the Web site, BravoItalian.com for a list of locations, and to follow the restaurant on Twitter (@bravo_italian) and Facebook (facebook.com/bravoitalian).

About BRIO Tuscan Grille

BRIO (meaning "lively" or "full of life") is an upscale affordable restaurant serving authentic, northern Italian cuisine. The subtitle, "Tuscan Grille" is descriptive in the menu that features oven-roasted steaks, chops and seafood, similar to what one would find in an authentic ristorante in Tuscany. BRIO's philosophy is "to eat well, is to live well;" which is why it only uses the finest and freshest ingredients. BRIO brings the pleasure of the Tuscan country villa to the American city. BRIO is part of Columbus-based BRAVO|BRIO Restaurant Group (BBRG). Founded in 1992, BBRG currently operates more than 100 restaurants in 31 states including BRAVO! Cucina Italiana, BRIO Tuscan Grille and Bon Vie Bistro. Please visit the website for BRIO locations at www.brioitalian.com and follow the restaurant on Twitter (@brioitalian) and Facebook (facebook.com/brioitalian).

About SHARE OUR STRENGTH'S NO KID HUNGRY® CAMPAIGN

No child should grow up hungry in America, but one in five children struggles with hunger. Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry® campaign is ending childhood hunger in America by ensuring all children get the healthy food they need, every day. The No Kid Hungry campaign connects kids in need to effective nutrition programs like school breakfast and summer meals and teaches low-income families to cook healthy, affordable meals through Cooking Matters. This work is accomplished through the No Kid Hungry network, made up of private citizens, public officials, nonprofits, business leaders and others providing innovative hunger solutions in their communities. Join us at NoKidHungry.org.



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