PLEASE NOTE: Care-a-lotta has changed its structure as of January 1, 2014. Please read more below about how you can apply for an award from Care-a-lotta.

Dear friends, family, colleagues and community members,

When we opened our first restaurant in our hometown of Wauwatosa in 1993, we knew from the get-go that giving back to our community was going to be a top priority as we built our company. Through the years, we responded to each and every request for a donation that came our way, and over time, it became clear that there was probably a better, more structured way to oversee our community support.

Care-a-lotta was established in 2009 and has grown and evolved since. It’s our way of thanking the community that has embraced and supported us over more than 20 years, as well as our way of extending a helping hand to the organizations that make such an important impact on the wellbeing and strength of our great city.

Please read more below about how we can help your organization. On behalf of myself, my brother Paul, my wife Jennifer, and our entire Bartolotta’s team, we appreciate you reaching out to us, and we look forward to working with you soon. 

All the best,
Joe Bartolotta     

About Care-a-lotta

Care-a-lotta is the charitable arm of The Bartolotta Restaurants.

Our mission is to support local nonprofit organizations and create platforms for awareness to help make Milwaukee a strong, vital community in which to live and work.

We provide this support in three ways.

  • Care-a-lotta Community: We donate four (4) $25 gift cards to 40 organizations and local groups for their silent auctions, benefits, events and more each month via a lottery system (Click here to apply)
  • Care-a-lotta Credit: We provide a a donation equal to 10 or 15 percent of food and beverage costs for any 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(6) organizations that host a special event in any of our restaurants or catering facilities (Click here to learn more)
  • Project Spot-On: Each year we highlight one 501(c)(3) local nonprofit organization to generate awareness, friends, volunteers and funds for its mission (Click here to learn more)

The Care-a-lotta Board