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Fall 2017

Lawry’s Rocks the Stroll & Roll

Lawry’s Restaurants’ annual April fundraising efforts help AbilityFirst break records.

Fun at AbilityFirst’s Stroll & Roll Fun at AbilityFirst’s Stroll & Roll

Lawry’s Founder Lawrence Frank and other members of the Los Angeles Rotary Club started what would become AbilityFirst in 1926 in response to the pre-vaccine polio epidemic. In the ninety-one years since, the non-profit has enriched thousands of children’s and adults’ lives by looking beyond disabilities and focusing on capabilities. Lawry’s Restaurants’ multi-generational commitment to AbilityFirst has grown hand in hand with the organization.

Lawry's received the Stroll & Roll's Most Valuable Team award for a second year in a row.

Lawry’s received the Stroll & Roll’s Most Valuable Team award for a second year in a row.

This spring, once again, co-workers, their families and friends joined 2400 participants to walk, run and roll through Universal City Walk to earn pledged donations for the annual AbilityFirst Stroll & Roll. And, once again, Lawry’s Restaurants took home “Most Valuable Team” honors!

Once again, Lawry’s Restaurants took home “Most Valuable Team” honors!

The silver trophy we received not only acknowledged our part in the April 2nd event, but also recognized the success of our month-long April AbilityFirst Matching Fund Drive held at Lawry’s Restaurants.

Lawry’s co-workers set up their own silent auction to raise even more money for the cause. This, combined with our matching funds, pledges, additional new memberships purchased at the Stroll & Roll and the over 4,000 donations by guests like you, contributed $49,343 as part of this year’s record breaking total of $920,000!

We know the businessmen who started it all would be grateful for and honored by the support shown by our guests and co-workers. On their behalf, Lawry’s thanks one and all.

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Archived Articles of Interest


  • For nearly a century, AbilityFirst has supported disabled children and adults.

    AbilityFirst: Lawry’s Lasting Legacy

    AbilityFirst and Lawry’s have made a positive difference in the lives of disabled Southern Californians for nearly 100-years.

    Read On
  • Lawry's co-workers from Los Angeles-based restaurants joined together for a good cause.

    Spring Stroll & Roll

    Continuing a three-year tradition, co-workers from the Tam O’Shanter, Lawry’s Carvery, and Lawry’s The Prime Rib, rallied behind a good cause.

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  • Richard N. Frank receives the 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award from CRA.

    Richard N. Frank Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

    Lawry’s chairman was bestowed one of the California Restaurant Association’s most prestigious honors for his extraordinary career and contributions to the community.

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  • Lawry's CEO-president Richard R. Frank (far right), with Work Center director Peter Yoou and AbilityFirst president and CEO Lori Gangemi at the Lawrence L. Frank Center.

    Frank Talk

    Since 1926, our family has been involved with AbilityFirst. Founded by my dad and several fellow members of the Los Angeles Rotary Club in response to the polio epidemic, AbilityFirst continues to be important to the Lawry’s organization.

    Read On
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Thursday

November 23, 2017

Lawry's The Prime Rib — Beverly Hills

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November 23, 2017

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November 23, 2017

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November 23, 2017

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November 23, 2017
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November 1 – 24, 2017

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November 1 – 25, 2017

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Wednesday

November 29, 2017
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December 1, 2017
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December 3, 2017
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Every Evening

December 1 – 24, 2017

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Lawry's The Prime Rib — Las Vegas

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Every Evening

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December 1 – 30, 2017

Lawry's The Prime Rib — Las Vegas

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November 25 – December 31, 2017

Lawry's Carvery — L.A. LIVE

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November 26 – January 2, 2018

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November 15 – January 2, 2018

Lawry's The Prime Rib — Beverly Hills

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November 15 – January 2, 2018

Lawry's The Prime Rib — Beverly Hills

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November 15 – January 2, 2018

Lawry's Carvery — South Coast Plaza

Orange County

November 25 – January 2, 2018

Lawry's The Prime Rib — Beverly Hills

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November 15 – January 2, 2018

Lawry's The Prime Rib — Beverly Hills

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November 15 – January 2, 2018

Lawry's The Prime Rib — Beverly Hills

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November 15 – January 2, 2018

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January 12 – 26, 2018

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Los Angeles

January 12 – 26, 2018

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