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Ninth Annual Benihana Children’s Day Contest Raises $74,000 to Support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®

Over $360,000 raised to date

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AVENTURA, Fla., May 23, 2017 - Benihana Inc., the nation’s leading operator of Japanese-inspired teppanyaki and sushi restaurants, presented St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® with a donation of $74,000. The contribution was made possible through funds raised by the 2017 Benihana “Children Helping Children” coloring contest.


Throughout the month of April, children who visited any Benihana location nationwide were encouraged to draw a picture signifying what “Children Helping Children” meant to them. For each entry form collected, Benihana donated $1 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the global leader in finding cures and saving children from life-threatening diseases. Additionally, 100 percent of the purchase price for all of the Benihana Kabuki Kids meals served on Children’s Day, May 5, went toward the total amount raised.

The 2017 Children Helping Children Coloring Contest was part of Benihana’s broader initiative to celebrate Japanese heritage while supporting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Since the program launch in 2009, Benihana has raised $364,000 for St. Jude.

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About Benihana
Headquartered in Aventura, Florida, Benihana Inc. is the nation’s leading operator of Japanese-inspired teppanyaki and sushi restaurants with 101 restaurants nationwide, including 66 Benihana, eight Haru Sushi, and 27 RA Sushi restaurants. In addition, 10 franchised Benihana restaurants are operating in the United States, Caribbean, and Central and South America. To learn more about Benihana Inc. and its three restaurant concepts, please view the corporate video at To download the Benihana Sticker Pack, please visit




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