“The generosity of Tom & Eddie's to the Deerfield schools is just incredible,"
Kedjidjian explained that the support from Tom & Eddie's will be a huge boost in helping the DEF further its mission: "To meaningfully enhance the educational environment of District 109 by supporting inspiring programs and projects in partnership with our community."
Local support doesn’t cease with the presentation of a check, however. Tom & Eddie’s is a no tipping environment, but often people leave a tip anyway. All tips are collected and donated the local charity partner – The DEF.
The DEF is an alliance of local businesses, residents, and educators working together to fund innovative programs, enhance facilities, and support activities that create important educational opportunities above and beyond those which the school district's financial resources can provide. These programs, facilities, and activities directly benefit the children of Deerfield Public Schools District 109 and help build a strong and connected community.
The DEF sponsors an annual speech tournament and a bi-annual instrumental music solo and ensemble festival, and awards scholarships to 8th grade students based on community service. The DEF also has funded grants for video equipment in the middle schools, authors and artists-in-residence and the lightning detection system at all schools.
Commitment to the community is important to Tom & Eddie's founders Tom Dentice and Ed Rensi. From the grand openings of Tom & Eddie's Lombard (August, 2010); Tom & Eddie's Geneva (December, 2010); and now Tom & Eddie's Deerfield (June, 2011); Tom & Eddie's has donated nearly $40,000 to its charity partners.
"We believe in supporting our communities,"
The new Deerfield restaurant is 4,000 sq. ft. and has a capacity for more than 100 diners. Tom & Eddie's is a family-friendly, gourmet burger restaurant focused on giving its customers delicious food made from natural and/or organic products, personal customer service, and a relaxed and happy dining experience.
"Clearly, the entire Deerfield community is as excited to have Tom & Eddie's in town as the DEF is to have the restaurant as a partner," Kedjidjian said."Tom and Ed really know and show what it means to be a good neighbor."
After the hugely successful opening of the very first Tom & Eddie's last August in Lombard, a second location - Geneva - opened in December, 2010, followed by Deerfield in June, 2011. In August, 2011, Tom & Eddie's will open in Vernon Hills.
For more information about the DEF, call 847-945-1844.For more information about Tom & Eddie’s, call 847-948-5117 or visit http://www.tomandeddies.com/
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Tom & Eddie’s is a family-friendly, one-of-a-kind restaurant. Founded by two men who are raving fans of the perfect burger, Tom & Eddie’s gives its customers top quality, delicious food, personal customer service, and a happy dining experience