LongHorn's breakfast plate to benefit local kids

People will be able to enjoy a hearty meal, while helping needy children in Clayton County.

LongHorn Steakhouse in Morrow will be selling a special breakfast platter starting today, with proceeds going to assist children who need a helping hand, according to Tony Ellison, the assistant manager at the eatery.

Although the exact menu for the platter hasn't been determined yet, Ellison said, the restaurant is thinking of including grits, bacon, eggs, sausage and pancakes. "We're trying to get the community involved," he added.

Patrons can purchase a breakfast plate for $5, from 9, to 10:30 a.m., until Dec. 17 at the restaurant, which is located at 2256 Mt. Zion Parkway in Morrow.

The special breakfast platter will only be offered on Saturdays, Ellison said.

Proceeds from the promotion will go to the Clayton County Department of Family and Children Services in Jonesboro, he said.

He said LongHorn Steakhouse doesn't have a goal in mind for the amount of money it would like to collect for the Department of Family and Children Services.

"We're just trying to do our part," he said, adding that he is hopeful that, once the money is given to the Department of Family and Children Services, it will be used to benefit the children under foster care, or in need this holiday season.

He said LongHorn doesn't serve breakfast on a regular day; it only serves lunch and dinner.

Although this promotion is out of the ordinary for the restaurant, word of the effort has been receiving a lot of attention from the community, he said.

For more information about the initiative, contact LongHorn Steakhouse in Morrow at (770) 210-3200.