More Than 120 Kansas City Restaurants Come Together To Donate Saturday, February 23, To Support JJ’s Restaurant

Kansas City, Mo. – The Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association (GKCRA) is bringing together Kansas City restaurants and diners in a citywide effort to assist JJ’s Restaurant employees after a gas explosion destroyed the restaurant on Tuesday, February 19. For one day only – Saturday, February 23 – participating restaurants will donate 10 percent of sales to the JJ’s Restaurant Support Fund, a support account set up and managed by the GKCRA. The funds collected will be turned over to JJ’s Restaurant owner, Jimmy Frantze, and his management team to help his staff convalesce.


More than 120 Kansas City restaurants are currently participating, but this number anticipates increasing throughout the day on Friday, February 22. For full information and an ongoing updated list of participating restaurants for tomorrow’s benefit, please visit or the GKCRA’s Facebook page at


In addition to the ten percent donation from the participating restaurants, diners will also have the chance to make freewill donations at the participating restaurants.


Participating restaurants include:

  1. 715 Restaurant (Lawrence)
  2. Affare Restaurant
  3. Aixois
  4. Aixois Brasserie
  5. Anton's Taproom
  6. Blanc Burgers + Bottles (Country Club Plaza)
  7. blue bird bistro
  8. Blue Grotto
  9. bluestem
  10. Cafe des Amis
  11. Cafe Europa
  12. Cafe Gratitude
  13. Cafe Sebastienne
  14. Cafe Trio
  15. Chaz on the Plaza
  16. Classic Cup
  17. Coach's Bar & Grill (Kansas City)
  18. Coach's Bar & Grill (Overland Park)
  19. Coal Vines
  20. Coffee Girl's Cafe
  21. Conrad's Restaurant & Ale House
  22. Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant
  23. Cupini's Deli
  24. Duke's on Grand
  25. EBT Restaurant
  26. Eden Alley Cafe
  27. Eggtc (serves breakfast and lunch only)
  28. Em Chamas Brazilian Grill
  29. Extra Virgin
  30. Fiorella's Jack Stack Barbecue (Freight House)
  31. Fiorella's Jack Stack Barbecue (Country Club Plaza)
  32. Fiorella's Jack Stack Barbecue (Overland Park)
  33. Fiorella's Jack Stack Barbecue (Martin City)
  34. Fogo de Chao
  35. FüD
  36. Gaslight Grille
  37. Golden Ox
  38. Governor Stumpy's Grill House
  39. Grand Street Cafe
  40. Granfalloon Retaurant & Bar
  41. Grinders
  42. Jasper's Restaurant
  43. Jazz, A Louisiana Kitchen (Kansas City)
  44. Jazz, A Louisiana Kitchen (Legends Outlets Kansas City)
  45. Jess and Jim's Steakhouse
  46. JULIAN
  47. Kona Grille
  48. La Bodega (Kansas City)
  49. La Bodega (Leawood)
  50. Le Fou Frog
  51. Lew's Grill & Bar
  52. Lidia's
  53. Maker's Mark Bourbon House & Lounge
  54. McFadden's Sports Saloon
  55. Michael Forbes Bar & Grille
  56. Michael Smith
  57. Minsky's Pizza (5101 Main Street)
  58. Mio Italian Trattoria
  59. Nara 
  60. Nica's 320
  61. O’Dowd’s Little Dublin (Country Club Plaza)
  62. Oklahoma Joe's (Kansas City)
  63. Oklahoma Joe's (Leawood)
  64. Oklahoma Joe's (Olathe)
  65. Old Shawnee Pizza & Italian Kitchen (Shawnee)
  66. Old Shawnee Pizza & Italian Kitchen (Lenexa)
  67. Old Shawnee Pizza & Italian Kitchen (Kansas City)
  68. ONeills Restaurant & Bar
  69. Osteria Il Centro
  70. Piropos Grille
  71. Piropos Restaurant
  72. Pizza 51 (Kansas City)
  73. Pizza 51 (Fairway)
  74. Pizza Bar
  75. Pizzabella (Kansas City)
  76. Pizzabella (Leawood)
  77. Planet Sub (4928 Main Street)
  78. Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen (Antioch Road, Gladstone)
  79. Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen (Johnson Drive, Mission)
  80. Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen (Prospect Avenue, Kansas City)
  81. Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen (Troost Avenue, Kansas City)
  82. Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen (State Line Road, Kansas City)
  83. Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen (Linwood Blvd, Kansas City
  84. Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen (71 Highway, Grandview)
  85. Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen (119th Street, Olathe)
  86. Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen (Raytown Road, Raytown)
  87. Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen (East US 40 Highway, Independence)
  88. Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen (North Main Street, Lansing)
  89. Providence New American Kitchen
  90. Room 39 (Kansas City)
  91. Room 39 (Leawood)
  92. Ruth's Chris Steak House
  93. rye
  94. Seasons 52
  95. Snow & Co.
  96. SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza (Kansas City)
  97. Stables Grill
  98. Starker's Restaurant
  99. Story.
  100. Tannin Wine Bar & Kitchen
  101. Tavern at Mission Farms
  102. Tavern in the Village
  103. Tengo Sed Cantina
  104. The Beacon Tavern
  105. The Bloomsbury Bistro
  106. The Boot
  107. The Capital Grille
  108. The Dubliner
  109. The Jacobson
  110. The Kill Devil Club
  111. The Rieger Hotel Grill & Exchange
  112. The Roasterie Cafe (Kansas City)
  113. The Roasterie Cafe (Brookside)
  114. The Roasterie Cafe (Leawood)
  115. The Well Bar Brill & Rooftop
  116. Trezo Mare
  117. V's Italiano Ristorante
  118. Waldo Pizza (Kansas City)
  119. Waldo Pizza (Lee's Summit)
  120. Webster House
  121. Westport Cafe & Bar
  122. Wine Flights Bar & Bistro
  123. Woodsweather Cafe
  124. Ya Ya's Euro Bistro
  125. Zocalo Mexican Cuisine & Tequileria

Those wishing to make a donation directly to the JJ's Restaurant Support Fund, may do so by February 28 by mailing a check or money order to:

Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association

JJ’s Restaurant Support Fund

4049 Pennsylvania, Suite 204

Kansas City, MO 64111


For more information on the GKCRA or the JJ’s Restaurant Support Fund, contact Angela Brunner or Steve Cole, GKCRA at 816-753-5222.

Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association

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