12th Annual Dine To Be Kind

- Proudly presented by Meridian Animal Hospital - 

March 10th, 2015  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Take-out

In its 12th year, Dine To Be Kind is one of the best-attended and actively supported events in the area. Thousands will dine out at participating area restaurants on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 to save the lives of local animals. Each partnering restaurant, coffee shop and bar & grill will donate 15% of their sales (including take-out and bar sales) to help Asheville Humane Society make Buncombe County a no-kill community! The more you dine out or order in, the sooner we'll get there.

Dine at any one of the following eateries on March 10, 2015 to save local lives!

12 Bones (River Arts District & South)

The Admiral

Another Broken Egg Cafe

Apollo Flame (Hendersonville Rd.)

Avenue M

The Barleycorn

Biscuit Head (West Asheville & Biltmore Ave.)

Blue Sky Cafe

BT's Burger Joint

The Bull and Beggar

The Cantina

Chai Pani

Charlotte Street Pub & Grill



City Bakery (Biltmore Ave. & Charlotte St.)

Cucina 24

Doc Chey's Noodle House

Edna's of Asheville

Fig Bistro

Glass Onion


The Hop Ice Cream Cafe & The Hop West

IHOP (Arden, Smokey Park Hwy., Tunnel Rd. & Weaverville)

Juicy Lucy's Burger Bar and Grill

The Laughing Seed

Lexington Avenue Brewery


The Local Joint & The Joint Next Door

The Local Taco

Maggie B's Wine & Specialty Store

Marco's Pizzeria (North & South)

The Market Place Restaurant

Mayfels ***Participating Monday, March 9th***

Mellow Mushroom

Native Kitchen & Social Pub

Nine Mile (Montford & West)

Okie Dokies Smokehouse *Dinner Only*



Rise 'n Shine Cafe

Roly Poly Sandwiches


Strada Italiano

Storm Rhum Bar & Bistro

Sunny Point Cafe


Urban Burrito

Veranda Cafe

Vinnie's Neighborhood Italian

White Duck Taco Shop (Downtown & River Arts District)

Wicked Weed Brewing

Zia Taqueria



Not able to dine out for the event? Please consider making a donation online.



Join the Dine To Be Kind Facebook Event and invite your friends.

Together we can save the lives of thousands of local animals!


Volunteers Still Needed 

Dine To Be Kind wouldn't be possible without the help of our generous Restaurant Ambassadors. We are looking for enthusiastic and outgoing individuals with a passion for animal welfare in our community. Last year the event raised nearly $30,000 and almost one-third of the funds are a direct result of amazing Restaurant Ambassadors! 

Being an Ambassador is a great way to rally support for Buncombe County's neediest animals and an even better way to reconnect with friends, coworkers, family, and business associates.  Ambassadors promote their restaurant to everyone they know with the goal of filling the restaurant! 

Ambassadors are needed for morning, lunch and dinner shifts: 8am - 11am for breakfast, 11am - 2pm for lunch, and 5:30pm - 8:30pm for dinner. Our large variety of restaurants includes locations in Asheville, Weaverville, Black Mountain, Swannanoa, Arden and Fairview. 

Ambassadors are the face of Asheville Humane Society. During each shift, volunteers help by:

  • Greeting diners and giving a brief intro on Dine To Be Kind
  • Handing out donation envelopes and literature
  • Thanking diners for supporting Dine To Be Kind
  • Collecting donation envelopes 

We will be holding training sessions to ensure each volunteer has an awesome Dine To Be Kind experience. Contact our Director of Community Programs, Heather Brannan at: volunteer@ashevillehumane.org if you would like to be a part of our team, have fun, and, most importantly, help animals in your community!