Restaurants participating in Saturday’s efforts for JJs employees

Tomorrow, people dining in more than 70 restaurants in the Kansas City area will be helping the victims of the JJs explosion.

The Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association (GKCRA) has organized the effort. Participating restaurants will donate 10 percent of sales tomorrow, Saturday, February 23, to support employees injured in the fire.

The association says the donations will be given to JJ’s Restaurant owner, Jimmy Frantze, and his management team to help his staff convalesce.

The number of participating establishments has been growing all day. As of this post, there are 74 on the list. There may be more by tomorrow. Check the websites below for updates.

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. Aixois
    1. Aixois Brasserie
    2. Blanc Burgers + Bottles (Country Club Plaza)
    3. blue bird bistro
    4. Blue Grotto
    5. Café Trio
    6. Chaz on the Plaza
    7. Classic Cup
    8. Coach’s Bar & Grill (Kansas City)
    9. Coach’s Bar & Grill (Overland Park)
    10. Coal Vines
    11. Duke’s on Grand
    12. EBT Restaurant
    13. Eggtc
    14. Extra Virgin
    15. Fiorella’s Jack Stack Barbecue (Freight House)
    16. Fiorella’s Jack Stack Barbecue (Country Club Plaza)
    17. Fogo de Chao
    18. Gaslight Grill
    19. Golden Ox
    20. Grand Street Café
    21. Granfalloon Restaurant & Bar
    22. Grinders
    23. Jasper’s Restaurant
    24. Jazz, A Louisiana Kitchen (Kansas City)
    25. Jazz, A Louisiana Kitchen (Legends Outlets Kansas City)
    26. JULIAN
    27. Kona Grill
    28. La Bodega (Kansas City)
    29. La Bodega (Leawood)
    30. Le Fou Frog
    31. Lew’s Grill & Bar
    32. Lidia’s
    33. Maker’s Mark Bourbon House & Lounge
    34. McFadden’s Sports Saloon
    35. Michael Smith
    36. Minsky’s Pizza (5105 Main Street)
    37. Mio Italian Trattoria
    38. Nica’s 320
    39. Oklahoma Joe’s (Kansas City)
    40. Oklahoma Joe’s (Leawood)
    41. Oklahoma Joe’s (Olathe)
    42. Osteria Il Centro
    43. Piropos Restaurant
    44. Pizza 51 (Kansas City)
    45. Pizza 51 West (Fairway)
    46. Pizza Bar
    47. Popeyes Louisiana Chicken (all metro locations)
    48. Providence New American Kitchen
    49. Room 39 (Kansas City)
    50. Room 39 (Leawood)
    51. Ruth’s Chris Steak House
    52. Seasons 52
    53. Snow & Co.
    54. SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza (Kansas City)
    55. Starker’s Restaurant
    56. Story.
    57. Tavern at Mission Farms
    58. Tavern in the Village
    59. Tengo Sed Cantina
    60. The Boot
    61. The Capital Grille
    62. The Jacobson
    63. The Kill Devil Club
    64. The Roasterie Café (Kansas City)
    65. The Roasterie Café (Brookside)
    66. The Roasterie Café (Leawood)
    67. The Well Bar Grill & Rooftop
    68. Trezo Mare
    69. V’s Italiano Ristorante
    70. Waldo Pizza
    71. Webster House
    72. Westport Café & Bar
    73. Ya Ya’s Euro Bistro


  • For full information and an ongoing updated list of participating restaurants for tomorrow’s benefit, please visit or the GKCRA’s Facebook page at
  • Those wishing to make a donation directly to the JJ’s Restaurant Fund, may do so by mailing a check or money order by Thursday, February 28 to: Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association, JJ’s Restaurant Fund. 4049 Pennsylvania, Suite 204, Kansas City, MO 64111.

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