February 06, 2013 at 12:08 PM EST
My Big Fat Greek Restaurant to Celebrate Grand Opening on Valentine's Day With Live Music by HelenaMaria, Proceeds to Benefit Local Charities

BURBANK, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/06/13 -- Veteran hospitality entrepreneur Zareh Chahenian today announced that his latest venue, My Big Fat Greek Restaurant, 201 E. Magnolia Avenue, Burbank, CA 91502, will celebrate its Grand Opening on February 14, 2013 (http://www.mbfgburbank.com).

Festivities will begin with a ribbon cutting at 2PM by officials from the City of Burbank and the Burbank Chamber of Commerce, followed by an all-day happy hour with 2-for-1 drinks until 6PM.

After 6PM, the restaurant will provide a multiple course dinner, wine, before and after dinner drinks along with live music by Helena and Maria Mehalis, performing as HelenaMaria, with over 6.4 million views on YouTube, to provide the evening's live entertainment. (Link to http://www.helenamaria.com)

Live music will begin at 7PM with planned breaks between sets to allow for authentic Greek music and dancing by patrons and wait staff.

A percentage of the event's proceeds will benefit the Family Service Agency of Burbank and Project Hope for Greece. My Big Fat Greek Restaurant plans monthly fundraisers for local charities as part of is planned giving strategy.

"In today's economic environment, when a business is fortunate enough to achieve sustainability, it is important to give back to the community that supports you. We feel that it is not only good business to budget for planned giving, but it is vital in ensuring the viability of local communities that in turn will continue to support our venue," Chahenian said.

Chahenian relocated from Toronto to Burbank because of the weather after establishing a number of award-winning and successful Greek restaurants in Canada. Originally from Lebanon of Armenian heritage, Chahenian said that it was the good weather that brought him to California.

Reservations may be made by email to mbfgrburbank@gmail.com or by calling (818) 559-1300.

The venue plans to provide live acoustic, pop, Greek and other ethnic music during evening hours with special events and marquee-value artists to perform as they become available. In addition to lunch, dinner and weekend brunch service, My Big Fat Greek Restaurant provides catering services to local families, businesses, service organizations and to the motion picture and television industries.

My Big Fat Greek Restaurant maintains an off-site liquor license which makes it a service provider of choice to the studios and many local businesses in need of turnkey catering and live event services.

The venue is available for booking for employee appreciate dinners, corporate events, film screenings, holiday parties and other such events.

Another primary component of the My Big Fat Greek Restaurant Burbank operation is its film and television catering business which provides hot catered meals and craft services to the entertainment industry at highly competitive film industry rates, providing fresh, quality authentic Greek and Mediterranean meals as well as vegetarian, calorie restricted and other special food offerings.

My Big Fat Greek Restaurant Burbank operates daily from 11AM to 11PM and remains open until 1AM on weekends.

My Big Fat Greek Restaurant Burbank is an independently owned franchise and part of a chain by the same name, based in Phoenix (link to http://www.mbfgburbank.com).

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