On April 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Irvine, Calif.-based Lucca Café will sponsor a lunchtime fundraiser for an adoptable puppy named Madeline (pictured, below), who recently had hip surgery. Lucca will donate 100 percent of the proceeds from sales of its all-natural chicken breast sandwich to the nonprofit rescue and placement organization Friends for Pets to help with the cost of Madeline's surgery, which totaled nearly $5,000.
Enter the Grade Me Recipe Contest for foodservice professionals, sponsored by Bush Brothers! Contestants have until May 14 to submit to www.grademerecipecontest.com an original side dish that incorporates at least one Bush's Best product. Anyone who visits the Grade Me Recipe Contest Web site can vote on the entries using an A to F scale. Contestants will have the chance to win $5,000 or an XL Big Green Egg grill in addition to being showcased as a Bush Brothers featured chef. Voting ends May 31, and the winners will be notified by June 11. For more information, visit www.grademerecipecontest.com.
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