Great American Restaurants


The Great American Community Kitchen

Great American Restaurants partners with and supports the Great American Community Kitchen - a non-proft organization that prepares and distributes meals for those who are food insecure throughout our communities. The proceeds from every Community Bread Basket purchase at GAR restaurants are contributed to this cause.
Two men serving meals from the Great American Community Kitchen truck
A flourless chocolate waffle served on a plate with ice cream, whipped cream, and topped with a chocolate star.

Dessert Partnerships

In an effort to help our community, Great American Restaurants donates $0.25 from the sale of each dessert to the charities below. Our bakeries, Best Buns, contributes 5% of all bread sales. Since 2002, GAR has donated over $2.5M to our dessert partners through this program.

Volunteer Efforts

GAR managers and our hourly GARstars support our community by giving our time & muscle throughout the year. We prepare and serve meals to our neighbors through organizations such as AFAC and Food for Others. Groups of managers work in their warehouses to stock shelves & pack boxes of food for distribution.

We also work on local farms to assist in the planting & harvesting of fresh produce. The ability to offer fresh produce to those in need provides healthy supplementation to the canned food that they already receive.
GARstar preparing a meal at volunteer event

Community Support Requests

Great American Restaurants is committed to partnering with the local community. Please submit the following information on your organization's letterhead to be considered for a gift card donation:

  • Organization's name, address and phone number
  • Contact person's name and phone number
  • Title and summary of event
  • Date of event
  • 501(c)(3) status
If your request is approved, you will receive a gift card donation by mail. Please allow 2 - 3 weeks to receive a response on your request. Great American Restaurants regrets that we are unable to respond to every donation request. However, we make every effort to support as many charities and organizations as possible.

Thank you for thinking of Great American Restaurants as a potential supporter.
Please send requests to:

Great American Restaurants
Attn: Donations
3060 Williams Dr, Suite 405
Fairfax, VA 22031