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Lunch benefit raises $10,600 for Salvation Army

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RIB MOUNTAIN (WAOW) - Texas Roadhouse raised about $10,600 for the Salvation Army food pantry in Marathon County during a four-day free lunch benefit last week, organizers said Monday.

The company says it served 1,319 meals during the event, meaning the average donation was about $8. The donation total includes 16 barrels of non-perishable food items worth $4,800, organizers said.

It was the seventh consecutive year that the Rib Mountain restaurant has hosted the free-lunch benefit for the Salvation Army, which is a unique event among the nearly 400 Texas Roadhouse restaurants in 48 states, said Kym Voorhees Raque, a spokeswoman for the company in Louisville, Ky.

"It was something the store managers wanted to do," she said.

Each day, people from various community organizations, including a church, a police department, a fire department, a woman's group and a college student group, volunteered to serve as waiters and waitresses for the benefit.

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