Gives Away “Plates of Thanks” to Help Independent Restaurants Build and Grow

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL (September 3, 2015) –, the nation’s largest dining deals site, is now offering savings at more than 20,000 restaurants and is celebrating this milestone by giving free gifts of gratitude to independently owned restaurants across the country. The company’s Plates of Thanks campaign is designed to support the country’s independent restaurants, the heart of America’s communities.

“ is excited to announce the restaurant winners of our Plates of Thanks initiative and we are thrilled to offer a gesture of gratitude to independent restaurants,” said Dr. Kenneth C. Chessick, Chairman and CEO. “Our company knows the incredible value these locally owned establishments bring to their communities and we look forward to honoring their contributions.”

 The company worked to identify needs and provide solutions for establishments that were nominated by diners in May. The gifts range from new restaurant equipment and marketing support to landscaping and new flooring. Of the 20 selected restaurants, is delivering their gifts of gratitude live on-site at the following five restaurants:

A list of all 20 selected Plates of Thanks restaurants is available on the restaurant blog at

In addition to restaurants, the campaign is celebrating diners. The Plates of Thanks Sweepstakes will award 20 winners with a big night out at participating restaurant. The sweepstakes closes on June 21. The campaign supports small businesses, too. Twenty small businesses will be selected to receive free bundles of $25 cards. The cards work to attract, reward and thank customers with savings. For more details on the campaign and to enter the Plates of Thanks Sweepstakes, please visit

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About is the trusted and valued source connecting diners, restaurants, businesses and communities since 1999. The company offers savings at more than 20,000 restaurants nationwide with more than 40,000 dining deals on its website and mobile app. brings people together to relax, converse and enjoy well-prepared and served meals at affordable prices. To date, diners have saved more than $1 billion, filling more than 3.5 million tables annually. is a pioneer in the deal space and is headquartered in Arlington Heights, IL.


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