In OUR
Community

We live here.  Our schools, our churches, and the causes we support are much like your own.  We are proud to support the efforts of these great organizations in our area.

It’s no surprise that the Ronald McDonald House is one of our favorite charities – but it’s more for their mission than it is for our shared namesake.  Supporting their mission of keeping families close while a child is in need of serious medical care is a cause Jim Black describes as “something EVERYONE should be able to agree on.”  From serving on the board of directors, to serving food in the House, to running for awareness and more, The Ronald McDonald House has a special place in the heart of Black Family Restaurants.

“It’s for the kids,” they said.  At Black Family Restaurants, that’s all we needed to hear.  Our long-standing tradition of supporting area schools took root long before we had kids (and grandkids) in public schools nearby.  From handing out backpacks filled with supplies, to sponsoring high school team of the week, to supporting the creative arts, we believe every kid deserves a chance to be their best.
If anything has “Birmingham” written all over it, it’s definitely the Magic City Classic.  This gridiron match-up represents the longest-standing rivalry game between HBCU teams in the country and we’ve been proud to be a part of it.  You may have seen merchandising in our stores or spotted members of our co-op team passing out refreshments at what is no doubt the best (and best dressed) tailgate party in town!

Being a part of the communities where we operate restaurants means actually doing our part – not just keeping the golden arches polished.  You’ll find our owners, management and crew at supporting events like City Fest in Hueytown, assisting Hoover Helps provide food for those in time of need, sweating it out at the Rump Shaker race, and feeding first responders a well-deserved breakfast.  

There aren’t many festivals in the Birmingham that are quite as much fun as the Fiesta Celebration. From food, to art, to dance, to music, this community event celebrates all aspects of Latin culture and features performances by Hispanic entertainers that truly know how to bring down the house.  The event works to strengthen the Hispanic community with a wide variety of educational programs, health and wellness insights and other areas of support.  As a sponsor for many years, we still think of Fiesta as one of our favorites.

The numbers

We’re a small part of the “over 1 billion served” through the McDonald’s restaurants everywhere.  Locally, we’re equally proud of some of the measurable impact we’ve had on those around us.  There’s more to life than the number of Big Macs we sell.

free Meals served to area students each year

hours served at the ronald mcdonald houuse ... so far

backpacks stuffed for learning given to students

Smoothies given to rump shaker runners

meals served to first responder in 2020

meals served to first responder in 2020