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26 01, 2018

Rachel’s Kitchen Launches Revamped Charity Program

2018-01-26T23:02:21-05:00January 26th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |


Rachel’s Kitchen, a “fresh casual” restaurant concept that offers a carefully crafted menu, from the healthy to the indulgent, has expanded its Friends of Rachel’s initiative to include several additional charity organizations, bringing the total to 12 partner organizations. Most recently, Rachel’s Kitchen worked with the Vegas Strong 5K/1M, providing all the food at the event for the 2,750 runners who participated to remember those who lost their lives and to honor the survivors and first responders of the October 1, 2017 shooting; the event raised $65,000 in total.

As part of the Friends of Rachel’s program, Rachel’s Kitchen will donate a portion of the proceeds earned during a set amount of time to the selected partner organization. In doing so, the restaurant not only helps raise necessary funds, but also raises awareness for a variety of causes, ranging from education and animal causes to health advocacy and child care services.

“Friends of Rachel’s is how we give back to our neighbors and is our little contribution to making the world a better place, one neighborhood at a time,” Debbie Roxarzade, founder and CEO, said. “When I first opened Rachel’s Kitchen I knew giving back would be a part of our DNA and I’m so proud of the work we have done.”

When Roxarzade opened the doors of her first Rachel’s Kitchen, her goal was to serve fresh, high quality and great tasting food at affordable prices. In addition to bringing great food to the table, she wanted the restaurant to be an active community partner. Today, Rachel’s Kitchen is dedicated to giving back to the communities they serve through charitable giving at all levels of the company, from the corporate office to the franchise level.

Rachel’s Kitchen may be Nevada-based now, but the concept’s roots stretch all the way to the lap of luxury and taste of Beverly Hills. It’s here Roxarzade first made a name for herself, creating a number of celebrated restaurant concepts including Debbie’s Bistro, once recognized as one of Los Angeles’ “Big 10 Best New Restaurants.”

After the great success and notoriety of what were ultimately seven restaurants in Los Angeles, Roxarzade decided to relocate to Las Vegas and launch her newest venture – Rachel’s Kitchen. Named after her daughter, the first Rachel’s Kitchen was opened in 2006 – a quaint café featuring delicious and reasonably priced bistro fare.

The burgeoning brand offers a carefully crafted menu – from the healthy to the indulgent – using the freshest ingredients available, often locally sourced. Menu highlights include: Breakfast, Salads, Gourmet Sandwiches, Wraps and Juices. A combination of the walk up, carry out experience and a traditional sit-down restaurant, guests place their order at a counter using a wall mounted menu before retreating to a table where the food is brought directly to them, leaving them to comfortably enjoy their meal and a moment of serenity from whatever stresses the rest of their day may hold.

“Rachel’s Kitchen is successful because of the support we have garnered in our local community, and we want to pay it forward,” noted Roxarzade. “Friends of Rachel’s will be an integral part in any community we join as we continue expanding.”

About Rachel’s Kitchen

Launched in 2006 and franchising since 2008, Rachel’s Kitchen fulfills a niche segment in the restaurant space, transforming “fast casual” into fresh casual by focusing on wholesome food, with fresh ingredients, often locally sourced. With menu items ranging from healthy to indulgent, Rachel’s Kitchen is for everyone. Today there are eight restaurants open and operating in the Las Vegas Valley. For more information, visit


Cami Fannin

Franchise Elevator PR


24 01, 2018

Sharkey’s Cuts For Kids To Donate Kids Salon to At-Risk Children in Hadera, Israel

2018-01-24T18:43:17-05:00January 24th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |


A new and innovative Sharkey’s Cuts for Kids Therapeutic Kids Salon will be launched in 2018, in the Talpiot Children Village, situated in Hadera, Israel, and will serve the 200 children and youth at-risk residing there, and their families.

Talpiot is a non-profit organization whose mission is to reduce the number of at-risk children and youth in the region of Hadera and prevent risk situations in the family. Talpiot provides a comprehensive spectrum of community-oriented programs for the at-risk children and youth population and their families living in the region.

Thanks to the generosity and commitment of Scott Sharkey, this Sharkey’s Cuts for Kids salon will offer a fun-oriented, therapeutic experience for the children and for their families, in line with Talpiot’s unique child and family focused model for elimination and prevention of at-risk situations. It will serve as a unique and creative tool to strengthen the bond between at-risk children and their parents, to empower the entire at-risk family and thus contribute to the success of Talpiot’s mission to rehabilitate such families and return the children home.

The Sharkey’s Cuts for Kids Therapeutic Kids Salon will offer special activity programs for parents and children; recreational and creative art programs for the children; birthday parties; and joint activities with the community.

The Talpiot Village is situated in a quiet and pleasant residential neighborhood and includes: a full residential facility of ten foster family units (120 children); and an after school day care facility of six groups (90 children); a therapy center; arts and music center; adventurous outdoor park; zoo and animal petting; sports facilities ; and a community synagogue.

The children referred to the Village receive a warm, supportive and protective embrace, which entails a variety of specifically individualized therapies i.e.: individual and group therapy; music, drama, movement, art, animal petting, and photography therapies. They participate in specially structured activities with their parents, which aim to improve communication and empower the relationship between them.

They also enjoy recreational and enrichment activities in the afternoons i.e. scholastic reinforcement and homework assistance; excellence promoting activities; music education, choir, dancing, various sports, art, photography and drama.

The Village is the core project in the organization’s regional continuum of services for at-risk children and families. This continuum consists of some 16 different community services in the region, all based on the Talpiot family-focused care model, which impact some 1,000 children and families.

Talpiot Children Village

Hadera 38443 Israel

Tel: +972-7-32515151

Sharkey’s Franchising Company

Westport, Connecticut 06880

Tel: (203) 637-8911