Rocky Top Hospitality Ranked as Top Corporate Philanthropist

North Carolina Restaurant Group Recognized by Triangle Business Journal

Raleigh, NC, July 24, 2011 --( Dean Ogan, owner of Rocky Top Hospitality (, has announced that the restaurant group has been named one of the top corporate philanthropists in the Triangle area on Triangle Business Journal’s annual list, which ranks companies by dollar amount of Triangle giving in 2010. Providing $104,502 for Triangle giving, and $106,906 for total giving, Rocky Top Hospitality secured the No. 15 spot on the list.

“Everyone at Rocky Top Hospitality is committed to giving back to those who are less fortunate and to the community that supports us,” said Ogan. “Our community is a huge part of who we are, and it is an honor to be included on this list with companies such as Bayer CropScience, Cisco, Wells Fargo, among others.”

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- Rocky Top Hospitality recently raised more than $9,500 to support five local nonprofit organizations during a five-day anniversary celebration held to mark Bogart’s American Grill’s 10 years of service and closing. Money raised benefited the Foundation of Hope, the Capital City Clauses, Pay It Forward, InterAct, and Builders of Hope.

- Triangle Business Journal is a weekly publication devoted to reporting business news. For more information, visit

About Rocky Top Hospitality
Rocky Top Hospitality restaurants have consistently rated among the Triangle’s most popular local dining choices since its first restaurant opened in 1998. Five different restaurant concepts operate under the Rocky Top Hospitality name: The Twisted Fork Grill, Market & Bar, The Red Room Tapas Lounge, Draft Carolina Burgers & Beers, The Mash House Brewery & Chophouse, Tribeca Tavern with two locations in Cary and Raleigh, and Rocky Top Catering & Events, a thriving events facility and catering business. All Rocky Top restaurant menus provide items not found anywhere else, and focus on using local North Carolina beef, seafood, poultry, pork, dairy and organic produce. Pastas and desserts are made daily, in house by the chefs and never come out of a box. Rocky Top beef and pork have had no growth hormones, additives, antibiotics or chemical feed. Owner Dean Ogan is known for actively giving back to the community and was named the 2011 Restaurateur of the Year by the North Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association (NCRLA). For more information, visit

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