Houlihan’s Restaurants Raise $10,000 for Joplin Relief Efforts

More than $10,000 was raised through the efforts of Houlihan’s restaurants in Springfield for relief of victims of the Joplin-area devastation. The management team of O’Reilly Hospitality Management, LLC provided 15 percent of sales from their Houlihan’s restaurants June 2-5 to Convoy of Hope which provided food and other necessities to those in need. KOLR and KSFX partnered with the O’Reilly team.

Cathy Smith, a regular patron of Houlihan’s North, received an email from the restaurant which alerted her to this relief effort: “I was pleased because I think it is important that everyone do all they can to help. Every opportunity I have to help from here, I want to take advantage of that.”

“As a community & family-based organization, the O’Reilly Hospitality Management team began working immediately upon hearing of the Joplin devastation to find the most efficient and significant way to support the Joplin relief effort,” said Tim O’Reilly, Chief Executive Officer of O’Reilly Hospitality Management, LLC. “Our goal is to provide an easy way for the community to get involved and help us all lend our support to Joplin.”

“This is a perfect example of neighbors helping neighbors,” said Kevin Longley, General Manager of Houlihan’s North. “We have a loyal customer base, so we were able to get the word out to them through email and news updates on KOLR 10 and KSFX. They were so pleased to be able to participate in helping those in need simply by visiting a favorite restaurant.”

Upon learning that Houlihan’s restaurants raised over $10,000, Smith said, “That is incredible. I am thrilled to hear that because this is going to be an ongoing effort and an ongoing struggle for the people of Joplin. Every little bit helps, and with everyone working together, we can make a huge difference.”

About O’Reilly Hospitality Management, LLC

O’Reilly Hospitality Management, LLC (“OHM”) was formed by Tim O’Reilly in November of 2007, and was born from an intense desire to provide a unique, enjoyable and consistent guest experience through competent, attentive, and team-oriented hospitality management. The company started by managing the Doubletree Hotel Springfield and through the diligent efforts of Chief Operating Officer Brian Sims and many other determined managers and employees, lifted the hotel consistently to the top three Doubletree Hotels in the world, with regard to guest service scores. The OHM management team and Doubletree Hotel Springfield also won the prestigious Care Cup in the second quarter of 2010, signifying that the hotel had achieved a significant level of overall excellence in the eyes of Hilton Hotels Corp. In addition to Doubletree Hotel Springfield and Hilton Garden Inn Springfield, OHM also manages three Houlihan’s Restaurant and Bars in Missouri, Yellowstone Valley Lodge and Paradise Valley Grill in Montana, and Baymont Branson in Missouri. For more information about our management company, visit www.ohospitalitymanagement.com or call 417.851.8700.
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Dana Maugans is the Director of Sales at the Springfield, Missouri, Convention & Visitors Bureau

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