Granite City Food & Brewery Ltd. (NASDAQ: GCFB) announced today that it has begun collecting donations for Children’s Hospitals of Minnesota. Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota are delivering next generation care, and now Granite City Food & Brewery is giving patrons the opportunity to help give children an even better place to heal.

Now through March 29 th, you may make donations to the Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota at all four Granite City Food & Brewery Metro locations as well as their St. Cloud location.

“We are pleased to be working with Children’s Hospitals and Clinics on this initiative,” commented Steve Wagenheim, President and CEO of Granite City Food & Brewery. “Minnesota is our home state and St. Cloud was the site of the original restaurant – so to have the opportunity to give back to these communities is especially rewarding for all of us. We are very proud to do our part to support an organization devoted to kids and their families.”

As an added benefit, everyone donating one to four dollars will receive a coupon for two dollars off a Granite City Food & Brewery Prime Rib Sunday Brunch. Those donating five or more dollars will receive a free flatbread pizza on their next visit to Granite City Food & Brewery. One hundred percent of all donations will go to the Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota.

Granite City Food & Brewery Ltd. is a Modern American upscale casual restaurant chain that operates 26 restaurants in 11 states. The menu features affordable yet high quality family favorite menu items prepared from made-from-scratch recipes and served in generous portions. The sophisticated yet unpretentious restaurants, proprietary food and beverage products, attractive price points and high service standards combine for a great dining experience. Granite City opened its first restaurant in St. Cloud, Minnesota in 1999.

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