JACKSON, Miss. - Since 1987, Amerigo has been Jackson’s neighborhood Italian restaurant. To celebrate 30 years, Amerigo will donate $1 from the purchase of each tiramisu dessert to Community Animal Rescue & Adoption (CARA) throughout the month of June. The Ridgeland and Flowood locations will both participate in the benefit, raising money for animal welfare.
“Giving back to the community that has given us so much over the past three decades is important to us,” said owner David Conn. The Jackson location opened its doors 30 years ago and offers many of the menu items still popular today. “While we’ve updated the menu in many ways over the years, there are still several original menu favorites that we leave untouched,” said Conn. “Many families have been enjoying these classic dishes for three generations, especially the tiramisu.”
CARA representative Denise Cantrell expressed her enthusiasm about the Amerigo partnership when she stated, “CARA is excited to be participating in the 30th anniversary celebration. The funds raised will help with our day to day care of our animals. We appreciate that so many people at Amerigo find animal welfare near and dear to their hearts.”
Conn was the original General Manager when Amerigo opened its doors in 1987. In 2009, four longtime Amerigo employees of 4-Top Hospitality bought the restaurants and have since expanded the concept to include five locations across Nashville, Brentwood and Memphis as well as Jackson and Flowood, Miss. Conn’s partners Ben Brock, Doug Hogrefe and Paul Schramkowski collectively have over 80 years of experience with Amerigo.
About 4-Top Hospitality Group
Nashville-based 4-Top Hospitality owns and operates 14 restaurants in Tennessee and Mississippi. The group includes five Amerigo restaurants as well as upscale steakhouse Char, French bistro Anjou, Sombra Mexican Kitchen and oyster bar Saltine in Jackson, Miss., which was on Bon Appétit’s “Top 50 New Restaurants” in 2015. Chef-driven concepts include globally-inspired Etch and etc. in Nashville, Tenn., both of which have won numerous local awards.
About Amerigo Restaurants:
Amerigo is a locally-owned Italian restaurant with locations in Jackson, Miss. and Nashville, Brentwood, and Memphis, Tenn. The casual and affordable neighborhood eatery has offered a blend of traditional and modern Italian cuisine to diners since 1987. The restaurants also offer private dining and catering in an energetic space. Hours and menus vary for each location. Visit www.amerigo.net for more information. Amerigo is part of 4-Top Hospitality.
Community Animal Rescue & Adoption (CARA) is a nonprofit, no-kill animal shelter in Jackson, Miss., that cares for an average of 400 neglected, abused or unwanted pets daily. Operated by volunteers, volunteer board members and part-time shelter employees, CARA helps find homes for the shelter’s animals and educate the public about proper care and treatment. For more information, visit https://carams.org/.