More than 30 local restaurants including California Pizza Kitchen, Mellow Mushroom and Green Iguana are participating in the Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce's Dining Dollars program offering discounts and special offers to residents. Stop by the Osprey Observer today to pick up your Dining Dollars card.

With 20 new participants, the Brandon Chamber is encouraging residents to get out there and eat, locally, of course.
Since its inception in 2009, the chamber’s Dining Dollars card has been offering residents a way to save while dining out. Some discounts include 20 percent off; 15 percent off; 10 percent off; buy one, get one; free dessert with an entrée; a free drink or some other type of discount.
New participants of the card include Bob Evans, California Pizza Kitchen, Wizeguyz Pizzeria & Restaurant, American Pie Pizza Co., Beef ‘O’ Brady’s on Adamo Dr. and Kings Ave., Stingray’s Grill of Brandon, Sweet Tomatoes, Campbell’s Dairyland, Inc., Moe’s Southwest Grill- Winthrop, Chicken Kitchen – Brandon, Domino’s Pizza – Brandon, Ms. Cyndi’s Corner Café, Jaymer-Que Southern BBQ, Golden Corral – Brandon, The Rack Sushi Bar Billards Lounge – Brandon, Taiga/ Coach’s, GrillSmith – Brandon and Mango’s at Embassy Suites Tampa – Brandon.
The two new categories added this year were “Free Drink” and “Other.” “Both categories are new because of the unique offers our members wanted to give the community,” said Jamie Reid, the chamber’s member programs leader, engagement and programming.
 Continuing their participation from 2009 are Barnacles, Buffalo Wild Wings, Giordano’s of Brandon, Green Iguana, Sinigual Mexican Cuisine, The Great American Grill at Hilton Garden Inn Tampa Southeast, Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers, Zaxby’s Valrico, Village Inn, Honeybaked Ham and Tres Amigos Cantina.
Restaurants offering 20 percent off your entire bill include Bob Evans, California Pizza Kitchen, The Great American Grill at Hilton Garden Inn Tampa Southeast, Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers, Wizeguyz and Zaxby’s. American Pie, Barnacles, Beef’s, Green Iguana, Planet Smoothie, Sinigual, Stingray’s and Sweet Tomatoes are offering 15 percent off the total bill. And Buffalo Wild Wings, Campbell’s Dairyland, Giordano’s and Moe’s are offering 10 percent off.
At Jaymer-Que and Village Inn, if you use your dining dollars card, you can get a free dessert with the purchase of an entrée. Chicken Kitchen, Domino’s, Honey Baked Ham, Ms.  Cyndi’s and Tres Amigos are offering a variety of buy one, get one deals with the card.
New this year, the free drink offer can be redeemed at Golden Corral, The Rack and Taiga. In the “Other” category, GrillSmith is offering $5 off $25 or more and Mango’s is offering a free appetizer with the purchase of an entrée.
 The Dining Dollars program is offered by The Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce, located at 330 Pauls Dr. in Brandon, and sponsored by the Osprey Observer. For more information, visit, call the Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce at 689-1221 or e-mail

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Jennifer Silverstein
Jennifer is the Assistant Editor at the Osprey Observer, having climbed the corporate ladder from intern in 2007. She graduated from the University of South Florida with a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications. She lives in Channing Park with her husband, Eric, and their two dogs.