LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Crescent Capital, a leading alternative asset management firm, announced its partnership with Wahlburgers, the Boston-area based restaurant corporation, for its #WhateverYouNeed campaign to feed first responders, hospital workers, grocery workers, other frontline heroes and families in need in 18 cities across North America. The partnership launched with more than 2,600 fresh, hot meals delivered in Boston on April 23 and Worcester, MA on April 29 and expanded yesterday, May 6, with more than 10,000 meals to be delivered across New York City, Los Angeles, Hartford, CT, and Detroit, in conjunction with National Nurses Day.
Crescent Capital Managing Partners Mark Attanasio and Jean-Marc Chapus joined Wahlburgers co-founder Mark Wahlberg, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles Fire Chief Ralph Terrazas, and the President of the United Firefighters of Los Angeles City Freddy Escobar, yesterday at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles to personally deliver 600 meals to hospital staff.
“Crescent is proud to partner with Wahlburgers to serve the heroes on the front lines in our home base of Los Angeles as well as in communities deeply impacted by the pandemic across the country,” said Mark Attanasio and Jean-Marc Chapus, Managing Partners of Crescent Capital Group. “We have a significant number of employees in New York, Northern New Jersey and Boston, and it was important to us to express our appreciation to those who keep us safe where we live.”
“Crescent is committed to doing what we can to help the hard-working public servants, grocery workers, and healthcare workers as they work to keep our communities safe and healthy,” added Mark DeVincentis, Head of Strategic Partnerships of Crescent Capital Group. “We are grateful to have been able to expand this program across the country to provide meals to both those battling this crisis as well as those greatly impacted by it beyond our own backyard.”
“Not being able to be fully operational these past several weeks has been heartbreaking for our entire organization,” said Mark Wahlberg, co-founder of Wahlburgers. “But that hasn’t stopped our commitment to supporting the communities we serve however we can. Partnering with Crescent Capital has allowed us and our local franchisees to give back the best way we know how, by providing warm meals to the frontline heroes battling this virus each and every day.”
Targeting police precincts, fire stations, hospitals, nursing homes, testing sites, shelters, UPS branches, and more, Wahlburgers has committed to donating thousands of warm meals to support those battling and greatly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in these markets as part of their #WhateverYouNeed program. Crescent Capital teamed up with Wahlburgers on this initiative to give financial and logistical support. Cities scheduled to receive Wahlburgers meal deliveries starting with National Nurses Day (May 6) and continuing through May 15 include the following:
- New York City
- Northern New Jersey
- Los Angeles
- San Francisco Bay Area
- West Des Moines
- Kansas City, KS
- New Haven
- Tampa Bay
To learn more about this partnership and Wahlburgers’ current efforts with the #WhateverYouNeed campaign, please visit https://wahlburgers.com/whateveryouneed.
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About Crescent Capital
Crescent Capital is a global credit investment manager with approximately $28 billion of assets under management. For over 25 years, the firm has focused on below investment grade credit through strategies that invest in marketable and privately-originated debt securities including senior bank loans, high yield bonds, as well as private senior, unitranche, and junior debt securities. Crescent Capital is headquartered in Los Angeles with offices in New York, Boston, and London and more than 175 employees globally. For more information about Crescent Capital, visit www.crescentcap.com and follow along on Twitter @CrescentCap.
Wahlburgers is a casual dining restaurant & bar founded by brothers Mark, Donnie and Chef Paul Wahlberg, which wrapped 10 successful seasons of A&E Network's Emmy-nominated reality show last summer. While its interior decor is filled with photos and memories celebrating the brothers' life journeys from Dorchester neighborhood kids to rising chef and international superstars, Wahlburgers makes food, beverages and its guests the real stars. With menu items like delicious fresh ground beef burgers, bountiful salads, tasty tots and frothy frappes, Chef Paul and team are obsessed with making guests happy and feeling like family. Wahlburgers currently has 32 locations throughout North America and the U.K, and is dedicated to giving back in every community it serves. In 2019, Fast Casual named Wahlburgers in the Top 100 Movers & Shakers and Patrick Renna, President of Wahlburgers, was recognized in its Top 25 Executives list. Wahlburgers At Home, the brands’ line of proprietary blended Certified Angus Beef used in the restaurants, is also available in thousands of retail stores throughout the US. Learn more at www.wahlburgers.com and follow along @Wahlburgers on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.