"We do a lot that we don't get to share with the community," Robert said.
Mike Anderson's in Gonzales, Louisiana is well known locally for white tablecloth dining and delicious seafood. But during the holidays, the restaurant group loves to give back.
That is why last month in observance of Breast Cancer Awareness, a special pink sangria was sold and a portion of the proceeds went to charity.
"We featured a 'pink lady drink,'" Assistant Manager Thomas Ruhl said. "It was a cocktail, and every one we sold we donated a dollar to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. We totaled $500 dollars."
Chip Robert, a part-owner in the Mike Anderson's family business said everyone supported the "Pink Lady Sangria" even if they weren't crazy about the taste. They bought into the cause.
Next, Mike Anderson's caters to veterans. On Veteran's Day, they had a number of discounts for military and local heroes.
"We did a free appetizer and a free patriotic dessert," Ruhl said. "And they get 25% off. If they come in uniform that day, they get 50% off."
Robert reiterated that veterans always receive 25% off when they come to eat at the restaurant. But they like to go above that on military holidays.
"We do a lot that we don't get to share with the community," Robert said. "Our team is all on board, and they get excited about it. People love our food, service, and experiences here, but they may also appreciate these other things we're all about."
Mike Anderson's, moreover caters the Mayor's Prayer Breakfast, which was held Tuesday, and they have been catering the event for over 20 years.
"We take care of that complimentary for the community each year."
Coming up, the group has a charity forming called Mike's Kiddo's Coats, similar to "Pat's Coats for Kids" program, Robert said. This will provide coats to needy children in the community.
Restaurant patrons are encouraged to inquire more about the program within.