Nick Haque has been using Koi to raise money for a charitable cause. After the devastating earthquake in Japan, Nick Haque introduced rolls to the Koi menu that would help raise money to donate to this cause. Koi joined the campaign to help the Red Cross raise money to help the people of Japan rebuild their lives.
Nick Haque created the “just a little” non-profit organization to help raise money for worthy causes through the culinary arts. The Koi restaurants have been extremely successful and this success could be used to help others through the non-profit. The money was raised through two menu items, “the rising sun roll” and the “just a little shot” Those two little items added up to raise over $15000 for the cause!
Nick Haque explained, “Feedback from our customers was tremendous. Our guests were so eager to help that we outpaced our fundraising goals after the first week. And, the staff was incredibly supportive, as we have several employees who were personally affected by the tsunami.”