Celebrity photos, sports items, and local memorabilia are among dozens of items that customers can bid on at the Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar in Mansfield, CT. Now through Friday, October 5 at 8 p.m., items that currently adorn the restaurant’s walls will be up for auction as the restaurant prepares for its upcoming remodel. All proceeds will benefit the local Make-A-Wish® chapter to help grant the wishes of children diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition.
“Every day, patrons come into our restaurants and admire the memorabilia that pay homage to their favorite stars and local teams,” said Stephanie Griffin, director of marketing and public relations, T.L. Cannon Companies. “This auction allows our customers to take advantage of some unique shopping, all while benefitting a deserving organization.”
All bids must be made through the Applebee’s restaurant manager on-duty by 8 p.m. on Friday, October 5, and items must be paid for in cash. Customers can pick up purchased items during regular business hours on Saturday, October 6 and Sunday, October 7 until 8 p.m.
“We hope the Mansfield community will take this unique opportunity to bring their friends and family out to enjoy a meal with loved ones and support a worthy cause,” said Mike Burke, Chief Executive Officer of the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Connecticut. “Every dollar raised, will help grant wishes for children in our community.”
The silent auction will take place at the Applebee’s restaurant located on 93 Storrs Road, Willimantic, CT 06226.
The restaurant will close on Sunday, October 14 at 10 p.m. while the final touches are added to the new look, re-opening at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, October 17. Once complete, the restaurant interior will include customized wall murals that reflect the neighborhood including local schools, sports teams and community organizations. The refreshed restaurant will also feature state-of-the-art flat screen televisions and updated wall coverings and decor. The exterior will feature new awnings, lighting and updated signage.
For more fundraising opportunities with Applebee’s, visit www.tlcneighborhood.com. To view and subscribe to more news from Applebee’s/T.L. Cannon, visit http://www.pitchfeed.com/tlcannonapplebees/9358.
T.L. Cannon Companies is the franchisee for Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar in Upstate NY and CT. It currently owns and operates 60 restaurant locations.