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In the news Oct. 9
Landry's helps keep Texas hearts healthy
The Paper Magazine

The future of treating heart disease is now.
Landry's Concepts supports fight against cardiovascular disease
Area restaurants partner with Texas Heart Institute
to celebrate 50 years of dedication and success

Landry's Concepts
September 15-November 3 guests at participating restaurants can support the Texas Heart Institute. Landry’s will match the total donations up to $100K.

Brenner’s On The Bayou
Brenner’s Steakhouse
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
Cadillac Bar
Downtown Aquarium
Fisherman’s Wharf
Fish Tales
Flying Dutchman
Joe’s Crab Shack – Kemah
Kemah Aquarium
La Griglia
Landry’s Seafood
McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood and Steaks
Morton’s The Steakhouse
Rainforest Café
Red Sushi
Saltgrass Steak House
The Flying Dutchman
The Oceanaire Seafood Room
Vic & Anthony’s
Willie G’s

HOUSTON, TX – Landry’s is excited to announce their role in the fight against cardiovascular disease through upcoming diner donations. In conjunction with the Texas Heart Institute’s 50th anniversary, guests who dine at any of the over 60 Landry’s restaurants located in the Houston, Kemah and Galveston area will have the opportunity to make a donation upon receipt of their dinner check.

“Landry’s counts it an honor to partner with Texas Heart Institute to pay tribute to both their 50th anniversary and the many significant medical advances accomplished at this world renowned Institute,” remarked Tilman J. Fertitta, sole owner, president and CEO of Landry’s, Inc. “We hope to encourage Landry’s patrons to take advantage of this philanthropic opportunity while enjoying their favorite area restaurants.”

Landry’s is committed to supporting the Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital as it continues to work to reduce the devastating toll of cardiovascular disease. Dedicated to heart healthy initiatives, Landry’s provides heart healthy options at many of their concepts, including substitutions upon request. Beginning Saturday, September 15, through Saturday, November 3, Landry’s will conduct an in-store campaign through which guests at participating restaurants can contribute $1, $3 or $5 to support the nonprofit Texas Heart Institute. All money raised will benefit the innovative programs in research, education and improved patient care at the hospital. Following the donation period, Landry’s will match the total sum of donations up to $100K.

Texas Heart Institute celebrated its 50th anniversary with a gala to mark the occasion on Tuesday, September 18th. Texas Heart Institute Founder Dr. Denton A. Cooley was honored for his foundational work leading to the knowledge and discoveries that have advanced the progress against heart disease, the leading cause of death in the United States. In addition, President and Medical Director Dr. James T. Willerson was honored as he leads the Institute into the next era of reducing and ultimately preventing the devastating toll of heart disease. Read the full story with media coverage and photos.

“Texas Heart Institute is honored that Landry’s has partnered with us to both mark our 50th anniversary and support our efforts to save and improve lives affected by heart and vascular disease,” stated Dr. Willerson. “This allows Landry’s customers to ‘dine out and do good’ while enjoying a meal at their favorite Landry’s restaurant.”

Landry’s restaurants are recognized nationwide for their delicious menus and boast items that guarantee a fine dining experience. Area concepts participating in the donation drive include: Babin’s, Brenner’s On The Bayou, Brenner’s Steakhouse, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Cadillac Bar, Downtown Aquarium, Fisherman’s Wharf, Fish Tales, Flying Dutchman, Grotto, Joe’s Crab Shack – Kemah, Kemah Aquarium, La Griglia, Landry’s Seafood, McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood and Steaks, Morton’s The Steakhouse, Rainforest Café, Red Sushi, Saltgrass Steak House, The Flying Dutchman, The Oceanaire Seafood Room, Vic & Anthony’s and Willie G’s.


Landry's is a national, diversified restaurant, hospitality and entertainment company principally engaged in the ownership and operation of high end and casual dining restaurants, primarily under the names of Landry's Seafood House, Rainforest Cafe, McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant, The Chart House, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Claim Jumper, Saltgrass Steak House and Oceanaire, as well as a fine dining signature group of restaurants: Morton's Steakhouse, Vic & Anthony's, Grotto, Willie G's and others. The Company is also engaged in the ownership and operation of gaming, hospitality and entertainment businesses, including the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casinos in Las Vegas and Laughlin, Nevada, and Atlantic City, the Kemah Boardwalk, the San Luis Resort Complex, and the Downtown Aquariums in Denver and Houston. Landry's and Mr. Fertitta's affiliated companies will generate approximately $2.5 billion in revenues in 2012.

For media inquiries please contact:
Director of Public Affairs
Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital
Frank Michel  ♦  832-355-9510  ♦ 

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