Midtown restaurant's burger of the month benefits local nonprofits

RENO, NV (KOLO) -- Fat Cat Bar and Grill in Midtown's burger of the month is getting a whole new meaning. The restaurant has changed the menu item's name to the feel-good burger to support local non-profit organizations in our area.

Dedicated to locally sourced ingredients and supporting responsible ranching, Fat Cat Bar and Grill is partnering with LEAD with Horses for the month of July, to give back to the community. The July burger of the month is called the Crabby Patty, made with soft-shell crab and grass-fed beef.

LEAD with Horses is a charity organization that offers opportunities to kids with social disorders and military families who are in foster care. The programs provide children with different ways to learn a variety of life skills and to develop self-confidence and self-esteem. The significance of the horses offers critical emotional support like empathy and compassion while building a connection with the kids that turn into opportunities.

“We decided to use our burger of the month and change the name to the feel-good burger because when you purchase the burger, 15% of the proceeds go to a nonprofit and we change it every month.”

With the Feel-Good burger, Fat Cat Bar and Grill aims to give back to make a positive difference in our area.

“It's a really good way for the server to connect the nonprofit to the guest,” Clint Peetz, Owner of Fat Cat Bar and Grill said. “We hope when they're finished eating the burger they go on the web and search that nonprofit, learn about it and the ultimate goal is to donate and help the cause."

Fat Cat’s in Midtown opened in April 2019 and is the restaurant’s second location. Its original location is in Tahoe City, California.

The restaurant currently does not have a non-profit organization to benefit for the month of August. If you’d like to offer suggestions on future charities to support the Feel-Good burger, stop by Fat Cat bar and Grill, located at 401 S. Virginia Street in Midtown.

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