This year the restaurants raised $7,676. Griffith said they were touched by the generosity of their customers and team that him and his wife, Kim, decided to match the donation to bring the total to $15,352.
Griffith said this was a 38 percent increase compared to last year - setting a new record.
“Kim and I just believe in their mission so strongly,” Griffith said. “Your dollars go far when you give to the Salvation Army.”
The couple’s other three restaurants in Bellefontaine, Piqua and Sidney also participated in the Red Paper Kettle Drive for their local Salvation Army branches, Griffith said.
Together, their seven restaurants raised $27,982 including the company’s match, Griffith said.
Griffith has been a part of the Salvation Army’s Advisory Board for eight years and the chairman for two years.