Rocky Top Hospitality Named 2012 Top Corporate Philanthropists

North Carolina Restaurant Group Ranked as Leading Philanthropic Organization by Triangle Business Journal For Charitable Efforts.

Raleigh, NC, May 05, 2013 --( Dean Ogan, owner of Rocky Top Hospitality (, has announced that the restaurant group has been named as one of the Triangle’s 2012 top corporate philanthropists by Triangle Business Journal. Ranking the top 25 leading philanthropic local companies, the publication recognizes companies by the dollar amount given throughout 2012. Contributing $61,518 in Triangle giving, Rocky Top Hospitality secured the No. 22 spot.

Since 1998, Rocky Top Hospitality has raised $1 million for organizations across the Triangle including the Raleigh Rescue Mission, Tammy Lynn Center for Developmental Disabilities, Memories for Marcus, Toys for Tots, Salvation Army, InterAct and Builders for Hope. Consistently keeping an eye out for local charitable partnerships, Rocky Top Hospitality seeks to support organizations that best align with the company’s goal to improve the community in significant ways.

“Corporate giving is an important part of our company culture as we believe that supporting and giving back to the community are vital to building strong relationships. We want to be recognized as a company that benefits the Triangle through corporate philanthropy, as well as in all other areas,” said Ogan. “We are excited to be receiving this recognition, as it stands as a reminder to continue serving the Triangle area through all our endeavors.”

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About Rocky Top Hospitality
restaurants have consistently rated among the Triangle’s most popular local dining choices since its first restaurant opened in 1998. The Rocky Top Hospitality name includes a variety of unique restaurant concepts, such as The Daily Planet Café, The Twisted Fork Grill, Market & Bar, 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).

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