As you may have already heard, we are all about giving back to the local community and when we heard these two families stories we knew we had to help. Take a moment and read their stories. We are certain they will touch your heart as they have touched ours. That is why for all of September, a portion of your purchase of our limited time only Barbecue Burger, limited time only The Greek Pizza and our Caramel Pretzel Shake will go towards helping these local families in need.
On June 15, 2017 Jackson Garrish was born with a very rare condition called SCID (Severe Combined Immune Deficiency)—more commonly known as “the boy in the bubble disease.” Thankfully, this was detected very early on by a routine newborn screening that was implemented in Maryland just last year. With no immune system, Jackson is unable to fight off any germ that enters his body.
Sadly, this little baby will require chemotherapy to destroy the non-functioning B cells circulating in his body right now. This will be followed by a bone marrow transplant. Following this major surgery, Jackson will be in Johns Hopkins for at least one month and in the nearby Ronald McDonald house for several more. The funds raised will help this local family with all the expenses they will incur.
This summer Josh Birch, 13, of Bel Air, was diagnosed with Stage III Diffuse Large B-cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma. At the same time, he had to undergo emergency surgery to repair a large bowel rupture. Incredibly this is only part of his story. As much as this little guy has been through, he remains positive: “The dark ages have now ended. Let the renaissance begin.”
Josh lives just around the corner with his Mom, Sarah—a nurse at Upper Chesapeake, his dad, Greg—a teacher with Harford County Public School, his older sister, Alex, and younger brother, Andrew. He is being treated at the University of Maryland Medical Center. The funds raised will help be used towards the expenses incurred for Josh’s care.
We stand behind this tough warrior in his battle against cancer. We look forward to the day he returns to the field.
“Dang, if I played lacrosse goalie that well when I had cancer, I can’t imagine how good I’ll be when I’m feeling better!” – Josh Birch #goalieattackscancer
So now that you know the cause, let’s talk about food!
The Burger: The Barbecue Burger is bacon blend burger topped with an onion ring, rustic slaw, cheddar cheese, and BBQ sauce. Sounds mouth-watering delicious, if you ask us but we will let you be the judge.
The Pizza: We call it “The Greek” it is basil pesto, katamala olives, spinach, artichokes, feta cheese, and red onion.
The Shake: Our Caramel Pretzel Shake from our menu. It starts out with homemade ice cream, caramel, pretzel and topped with a generous amount of whip. Now you have a great reason to leave room for dessert!
Remember 25% of the proceeds rasied will go directly to these families, and if you had your heart set on one of our other signature burgers, or salads, you can still help out these families, just ask your server how you can donate.