Legal Sea Foods makes a splash: Donates $100,000 to Boston Children’s Hospital

The iconic New England-based restaurant continues philanthropic efforts with Boston Children’s Hospital, donating funds raised from their various initiatives

BOSTON, MASS. – (July 13, 2023) – Leadership from Legal Sea Foods, the iconic New England-based restaurant brand, continued their philanthropic efforts with Boston Children’s Hospital, donating $100,000 raised from various initiatives including its holiday gift card fundraiser and annual Chowda Day event. The recent proceeds were hand-delivered by Legal Sea Foods and PPX Hospitality leadership who were then treated to a private tour of the research facility these funds aim to support.

The donation was accepted by Dr. Leonard Zon who leads the Stem Cell Research Program at Boston Children’s Hospital. The Legal Sea Foods team presented the hospital with a $100,000 check to help fund the hospital’s Zon Laboratory to advance vital research. Dr. Zon and his talented team graciously guided the Legal Sea Foods group on a tour of the lab, where they were able to see the direct impact of their fundraising efforts in the Stem Cell Research Program and learn more about the everyday work in researching blood cancers and other diseases using the zebrafish model of research. 

“We remain unwavering in our dedication to champion the groundbreaking research being conducted at Boston Children’s Hospital,” said Matt King, Legal Sea Foods Brand President and COO. “Our profound gratitude goes out to our esteemed guests and dedicated Legal Sea Foods teams, whose endless support has enabled us to raise substantial funds for this pivotal cause. As we forge ahead, we eagerly anticipate the continuation of these invaluable relationships, propelling us towards more discoveries at the hospital and brighter futures for the countless children they will save.”

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About Legal Sea Foods

Seventy years ago, Legal Sea Foods opened as a fish market in Cambridge, MA and has since cast a wider net – now operating 23 restaurants along the east coast as well as its own Quality Control Center on Boston Harbor. Legal Sea Foods’ iconic tagline, “If it isn’t fresh, it isn’t Legal!” speaks to its legendary fanaticism for seafood quality and safety. The restaurants serve over 40 varieties of fresh fish and shellfish throughout the year; the menu highlights quintessential New England fare, including its famous New England Clam Chowder that has been served at nearly every Presidential Inauguration since 1981. To learn more, visit

About PPX Hospitality Brands

PPX Hospitality Brands is a Boston-based hospitality group that includes The Smith & Wollensky Restaurant Group, The Strega Group and Legal Sea Foods Restaurant Group. To learn more, visit

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