Local Steak’n’Shake Franchise Donates $40,000 To Erlanger’s Believe Campaign

Monday, August 13, 2018
Pictured, from left to right: Debbie Richman, Julie Taylor, Steven Wagner and Mike Richman at the first check presentation from Debo’s Diners
Pictured, from left to right: Debbie Richman, Julie Taylor, Steven Wagner and Mike Richman at the first check presentation from Debo’s Diners

Chattanooga-based Steak’n’Shake franchise Debo’s Diners has donated more than $40,000 to the Believe Campaign benefiting Children’s Hospital at Erlanger.
 
“We are committed to putting people before profit and improving the lives of our guests, associates, and the members of the communities we serve, and decided the Believe campaign was the perfect fit for us to give back,” said Mike Richman, vice president of Debo’s Diners. “We are thrilled to have raised over $40,000 so far, but we are hoping to raise between $150,000-200,000 by the end of 2019.”  
 
Mr. Richman said local diners can help this franchise meet their contribution goal in two ways. “Every Tuesday we are donating a portion of our sales to the Believe campaign, and every day we are providing guests the opportunity to round up their checks as a contribution to the Believe campaign,” he said.
 
Julie Taylor, president of the Erlanger Health System Foundations, said, “Steak‘n’Shake has been an incredible stakeholder in the Believe Campaign and we are extremely proud of our partnership. They are a business that obviously puts people first and in this case it’s our community’s children.”  
 
Participating “Steak’n’Shake locations include Hixson, Gunbarrel, Dalton, Fort Oglethorpe and Cleveland. Debo’s Diners is a two-time Steak n’ Shake franchise of the year founded 1995 by President Debbie "Debo" Richman
 
Phase one of the new Children’s Hospital at Erlanger consists of a 90,000 square foot outpatient center, currently under construction on E. Third Street.

"Upon completion, the Children’s Hospital Outpatient Center will provide more than 20 pediatric subspecialties and the highest level of care to the children of this region," officials said.

The new facility is scheduled to open in December.



Breathe. Easy. Mobile Lung CT Coach To Visit Catoosa County

CHI Memorial’s mobile lung CT coach will provide computerized tomography screenings at The Colonnade Center, 264 Catoosa Circle in Ringgold, on Tuesday, Oct. 2 from 10 a.m.–3 p.m.    Officials said, "Lung cancer screening is a test to look for signs of lung cancer in otherwise healthy people. The low-dose CT scan shows a 3-D image of your lungs that is clearer and ... (click for more)

Free Bariatric Seminars In October Hosted By CHI Memorial Metabolic And Bariatric Care

Jaime Ponce, M.D. and CHI Memorial Metabolic and Bariatric Care will host free seminars in October on surgical weight loss options. The seminars will be held at CHI Memorial Metabolic and Bariatric Care, 7405 Shallowford Road, Suite 160, in Chattanooga.              Oct. 2 11:30 a.m.  -  Bariatric Surgery Seminar Oct. 2 ... (click for more)

President Trump To Come To Johnson City Next Monday To Campaign For Marsha Blackburn

  President Donald Trump will travel to Johnson City to campaign for U.S. Senate candidate Marsha Blackburn, Republican who is in a tight race with former Gov. Phil Bredesen. The "MagaRally" will be at Freedom Hall on Monday at 7 p.m.  For a special event with the president, tickets are to cost $10,000 per couple. For $25,000 per couple, you get a photo and ... (click for more)

Mountain City Club Considering Sale Of Downtown Club To Developer Defoor

Officials of the Mountain City Club are considering sale of the property at Eighth and Chestnut to a developer. Dan Saieed, club president, said the board was approached by developer Byron Defoor with an offer for the property. He said the club is facing declining membership and extreme  financial issues so is considering the offer. The Defoor group developed the nearby ... (click for more)

EPB Is Wrong To Increase Rates

Recently EPB has decided to raise rates by up to $8 per month. They claim that they are losing money on the video side because the cut the cord campaign. It's funny that EPB wants to have 100,000 subscribers by doing this. Comcast is going to raise their rates and EPB is doing it as well. They don't get it since by raising rates then they will ensure more people will cut the ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: It’s So Sad For Me

I cannot remember a time in my life when I have been as saddened by such a travesty that has now erupted in the confirmation process that would place Brett Kavanaugh on our Supreme Court. I am sad for every single person who has been touched by this catastrophe, from 85-year-old Dianne Feinstein to Brett’s wife and two young daughters, ages 13 and 10. Not a person, in any way involved, ... (click for more)