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Restaurant Owner Donates Over $70,000 in Honor of Anthony Bourdain

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A restaurant owner who says that Anthony Bourdain changed his life has donated over $70,000 to suicide prevention causes.

New York City Chinese restaurant Xi’an Famous Foods got an increase in business after being featured on Bourdain’s series No Reservations.

Jason Wang, CEO, revealed the plan to make the donation on Twitter, announcing that Xi’an Famous Foods would donate the June 8 sales from all 12 of their locations to fight suicide.

Wang made the donation announcement. “In honor of his memory and all of those dear people who left us all too early, and in taking whatever action we can to prevent suicide in the US, Xi’an Famous Foods will be donating 100% of our net sales on today, Friday, June 8, 2018, from all of our stores, to [The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline],” Wang shared.