Group Photo: Charity Partners celebrate together at Newport Rib Company
35 Years of BBQ and 20 Days of Charity. The 20-day long anniversary celebration benefiting 35 local and national charities held at Newport Rib Company and its sister store Naples Rib Company in Long Beach resulted in $45,255 in donations for selected charities. “The success of this program demonstrates to us that our community loves to give back.” says John Ursini, co-owner of Newport & Naples Rib Company, “We are ecstatic at the results and plan on continuing to support the community year-round.” The family-owned and operated community-focused barbeque and catering restaurant Newport Rib Company launched 20 Days of Charity on November 1 to commemorate their 35th year in business. The program asked patrons to check a box allocating 20% of their guest check to one of the 35 local and national charities. The charities receiving the most customer directed donations were the Alzheimer’s Association, CHOC Foundation, and the City of Costa Mesa’s Animal Care Shelter.