CHESAPEAKE, Virginia – Chesapeake Bubba’s 33 restaurant serves more than great food – it also helps local veterans in need.
Nicky Grando, who heads the restaurant’s marketing and community engagement, is the driving force.
“I talk about it all the time; helping people is always something that has been very important to me,” said Grando.
The restaurant regularly shows its appreciation to frontline workers by offering discounted meals to essential employees. Grando said he learned a lot from offering free meals.
“When I deliver pizza I get to talk to a lot of nurses and they are so grateful because they are so busy, they work tirelessly, endless hours,” Grando said.
Bubba’s doesn’t just help frontline workers – it also helps frontline workers protect our nation. Until the end of this month, you can sink your teeth into the Patriot Burger – one dollar from every order goes to Homes For Our Troops, a non-profit organization that builds and donates custom homes specially designed for them. 9/11 veterans who were seriously injured in the line of duty.
Jim Daddio, owner of Chesapeake Bubba’s 33, said: “I think it’s important to help wherever we can. We are part of this community.”
Grando totally agrees. “So being able to help the community, make a donation, take care of our frontline workers and our healthcare workers – that’s a huge honor! ” he said.
The restaurant also organizes fundraisers for various other community organizations, helping to fight cancer, advocate for suicide prevention, and place service dogs with veterans.
For these reasons, News 3 presented the restaurant with a People Taking Action award as well as a $ 300 Visa gift card from our community partner Southern Bank.
Grando said the restaurant will use it to help the community even more.