BRAVO! Donates $11,877 to Nationwide Children's Hospital

March 2, 2011

BRAVO! Cucina Italiana, a BRAVO I BRIO Restaurant Group concept, donated $11,877 to Nationwide Children’s Hospital to celebrate BBRG’s new partnership with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals as well as their new restaurant at Lennox Town Center, which opened on February 9, 2011. BRAVO I BRIO Restaurant Group is proud to partner with Nationwide Children’s Hospital, an affiliate of BBRG’s national partner, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

“We are honored to support Nationwide Children’s Hospital through Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals,” said Wendy McReynolds, director of marketing for BRAVO!. “This was the perfect opportunity to celebrate the opening of our new restaurant at Lennox and to support a charity that we as a community cherish.”

“BRAVO I BRIO Restaurant Group has been a generous supporter of Nationwide Children's for many years. We appreciate our partnership and are excited about their ongoing commitment to better the health of children throughout central Ohio and beyond," said Brian Harman, Nationwide Children's Hospital Foundation.

BRAVO I BRIO Restaurant Group is a proud partner of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, a non-profit organization dedicated to saving and improving the lives of children by raising funds for children’s hospitals across the nation.

BRAVO! Cucina Italiana has three Columbus locations 3000 Hayden Road, 7470 Vantage Drive and 1803 Olentangy River Road. The 9,500-square foot Lennox Town Center location has indoor seating for 250 guests and al fresco dining for 70 on its three outdoor terraces. BRAVO! Lennox also has a private dining area accommodating up to 80 guests. Hours of operation are Monday-Thursday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday11 a.m. to 12 a.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Reservations can be made by calling 614-291-8210. For more information, visit www.BravoItalian.com.

BRAVO! Cucina Italiana is an upscale affordable restaurant offering classic Italian food amongst the shadows of Roman ruins. The subtitle “Cucina Italiana” means Italian kitchen, in which all cooking is done in full view of the guest, creating the energy of a live theater. BRAVO’s popular entrees include grilled steaks, chops, and made-to-order pizzas, pastas and house specialties, similar to an authentic ‘ristorante’ in Italy. BRAVO! is part of Columbus-based BRAVO I BRIO Restaurant Group. Founded in 1992, BRAVO I BRIO Restaurant Group currently operates more than 80 restaurants including BRAVO! Cucina Italiana, BRIO Tuscan Grille and Bon Vie Bistro. Please visit the web site, BravoItalian.com for a list of locations, and follow the restaurant on Twitter (@bravo_italian) and Facebook (facebook.com/bravoitalian).

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report ‘s 2018-19 list of “Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric health care systems providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of more than 13,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.4 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. More information is available at NationwideChildrens.org.