A generous restaurant group that donates all its profits to good causes has opened its fourth venue and increased the number of charities it is supporting.
The Boozy Cow Dundee opened this week, with owner and philanthropist Garreth Wood revealing that a further five charities would receive a share of profits from The Boozy Cow restaurants.
Announcing the new charity partnerships, Garreth said Boozy Cow would include in its profit sharing Hot Chocolate Trust, Mid-Lin Day Care, Dundee Woman’s Aid, Art Angel and Help for Kids, bringing the number of good causes the company is supporting to eighteen.
Last month, Boozy Cow announced it was giving away £210,000 in profits to charities including CHAS, The Archie Foundation and the Youth and Philanthropy Initiative in Edinburgh, with almost half a million pounds given away since the company opened its first venue in Aberdeen in 2014.
Garreth said the response from people in Dundee has been overwhelming: “I’ve never before experienced such intense interest in a venue. People have been trying to book tables, phoning up about jobs. We’ve even had enquiries about corporate functions. I’m immensely excited about our new Dundee venue, as are our staff, and it’s clear the people of Dundee are, too.
“The charities we’ve partnered with do outstanding work in Dundee, from supporting disadvantaged children and young people to providing care to elderly people and helping women who have suffered from domestic abuse. I’m proud that we at Boozy Cow are donating our profits to help these fantastic causes.”
Garreth said Boozy Cow had poured significant investment into the former Laing’s site, a well known Dundee landmark, overhauling the building and revamping the beer garden.