The PJ Tatler

Red Robin Fundraiser For Cooking with the Troops

Anyone who is in the Indy area really should stop by and make a donation or two and get a book signed by Mike. Mad Mike is an Air Force Vet and all around good guy (also a great author.) Besides, it’s for the boys, yeah?

The West Carmel Red Robin (9965 N. Michigan Road, is hosting its second Indianapolis-area fundraiser for Cooking with the Troops ( on Thursday 28 June.  The restaurant is donating ten percent of their proceeds for the day to the charity to help support U.S. and Allied troops, their families, and caregivers.

“It is a pleasure to once again help Cooking with the Troops,” says Shawn Kelly, general manager of the restaurant.  “To help an Indiana-based charity that uses a culinary focus to help troops with everything from jobs to morale is a pleasure.”

The fundraiser will run from 11 am to 10 pm, and the afternoon may see a number of special events.  Already confirmed is Baen Books ( , who has once again donated a limited number of free books including some by bestselling Indianapolis-area author Michael Z. Williamson (  Mr Williamson will be on hand to sign his books personally between 2-4 pm.  These will be given to those coming in and buying a meal in support of Cooking with the Troops.

“We can’t begin to thank Red Robin enough for this,” states C. Blake Powers, CEO of Cooking with the Troops. “Our growing relationship demonstrates not only their commitment to our troops, but also how Hoosiers can work together to have a positive impact literally around the world.  Events like this are crucial to not only raising the funds we need to operate, but in spreading the word to Hoosiers about the good things being done by both organizations.”