The Francene Marie Show

Saturday 6:00am-7:00am

Dine Out For Kids

Are you getting out of the house for a dining experience as the world opens back up? Dine Out For Kids® starts June 22nd and the concept is simple if you wish to dine out or order some delicious takeout at one of the participating restaurants involved in the 2021 Dine Out For Kids®.  Presently there are more than 30 participating restaurants in the Carolinas, and most restaurants have more than one locations.

Ready to choose a restaurant? Alexander Michael’s
Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar – Ballantyne, Christenbury, Dilworth, Gastonia, Huntersville, Mooresville
Black Food Truck Tuesday  – Location:  Sonesta CLS, 5700 Westpark Dr.
Brixx Wood Fired Pizza – Birkdale, Blakeney, Dilworth, Foxcroft, Uptown
Cake Affect
Dilworth Neighborhood Grille
FDY, Inc. – Charlotte Douglas International Airport:  Bojangles, Red Mango
HMS Host – Charlotte Douglas International Airport: Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar, Phillips Seafood, Rum Bar, Stock Car Café, Summer House, Tequileria, Whisky River
Johnny Burrito
Kona Ice of Northwest Charlotte
Lang Van
Little Mama’s
Mama Ricotta’s
Mert’s Heart & Soul
Midwood Smokehouse – Ballantyne, Birkdale Village, Park Road Shopping Center, Plaza Midwood
Paco’s Tacos and Tequila
YAFO Kitchen – Dilworth, Plaza Midwood, SouthPark

Communities In Schools is grateful for generous support from Bank of America, the title sponsor for Dine Out For Kids®, and additional sponsors Black Business Owners of Charlotte, Duke Energy-Piedmont Natural Gas, HMS Host, and Truliant Federal Credit Union.

About Communities In Schools: Communities In Schools (CIS) is the nation’s largest organization dedicated to empowering students to stay in school and on a path to a brighter future. An affiliate of the national CIS network, CIS of Charlotte-Mecklenburg operates in 50+ Title I Charlotte-Mecklenburg public schools, partnering with individual volunteers, businesses, faith and community groups to connect students to caring adults and community resources designed to help them succeed. Communities In Schools does whatever it takes to ensure that every student – regardless of race, zip code, or socioeconomic background – has what they need to realize their potential in school and beyond.


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