4 Rivers Smokehouses Across Florida to Open on Sunday, Sept. 8, to Benefit Hurricane Dorian Relief Efforts in the Bahamas

4 Rivers Smokehouses Across Florida to Open on Sunday, Sept. 8, to Benefit Hurricane Dorian Relief Efforts in the Bahamas

The COOP will also open on Sunday to contribute the relief efforts 

Winter Park, Fla.—Sept. 5, 2019 – Breaking from its “closed on Sunday” policy, all 4 Rivers Smokehouses in Florida (except downtown Orlando) and The COOP will open on Sunday, Sept. 8, to benefit relief efforts in the Bahamas, after Hurricane Dorian ravaged the island nation. Contributions from Sunday will be donated to World Central Kitchen, a not-for-profit organization devoted to providing meals in the wake of natural disasters.

Each 4 Rivers Smokehouse will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will offer its regular dine-in, to-go and online menus. The COOP will serve its award-winning Southern cuisine from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will offer breakfast all day this Sunday. “As Floridians, we know all too well the destruction hurricanes can cause and it saddens us to see the devastation caused in the Bahamas by Dorian,” said John Rivers, 4 Rivers Founder/CEO. “Community is the core of our brand, so the entire 4R family is proud to contribute to relief efforts in the Bahamas by raising funds on Sept. 8 at our 4 Rivers Smokehouses and The COOP.”

The 4 Rivers Smokehouse and The COOP openings on Sept. 8 mark the first time 4R Restaurant Group venues will open statewide on a Sunday in the name of charity. On several previous occasions individual Smokehouses have opened on a Sunday to raise charitable funds, including after the Pulse Nightclub massacre in 2016; to support the families of slain Kissimmee Police Department Officer Matthew Baxter and Sgt. Richard “Sam” Howard in 2017; and following the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fl. In 2018.

For the first time ever on Sept. 8, 4 Rivers Smokehouses across Florida will open on a Sunday to help hurricane relief efforts in the Bahamas.

4R Restaurant Group venues participating in the Sept. 8 Hurricane Dorian relief efforts to benefit the Bahamas, include:

4 Rivers Smokehouse Carrollwood located at 14330 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa,
FL 33618

4 Rivers Smokehouse Coral Springs located at 2660 N University Dr, Coral
Springs, FL 33065

4 Rivers Smokehouse Gainesville located at 3262 SW 35th Blvd, Gainesville, FL

4 Rivers Smokehouse Jacksonville located at 9220 Baymeadows Rd, Jacksonville,
FL 32256

4 Rivers Smokehouse Kissimmee located at 874 W Osceola Pkwy, Kissimmee, FL

4 Rivers Smokehouse Longwood located at 1869 W State Rd 434, Longwood, FL

4 Rivers Smokehouse Orange Park located at 220 Park Ave, Orange Park, FL

4 Rivers Smokehouse South Tampa located at 623 S MacDill Ave, Tampa, FL

4 Rivers Smokehouse Tallahassee located at 1817 Thomasville Rd #100,
Tallahassee, FL 32303

4 Rivers Smokehouse UCF/East Orlando located at 11764 University Blvd,
Orlando, FL 32817

4 Rivers Smokehouse Winter Garden located at 1047 S Dillard St, Winter Garden,
FL 34787

4 Rivers Smokehouse Winter Park located at 1600 W Fairbanks Ave, Winter
Park, FL 32789

The COOP located at 610 W Morse Blvd, Winter Park, FL 32789


Established in Winter Park, Fla. in 2009, 4 Rivers Smokehouse is a family-owned “Barbecue Ministry” specializing in 30-day aged Smoked Angus Brisket and “Homestyle Sides,” as well as bold twists of flavor and ingredient combinations with “Signature Stackers” and “From the Farm” offerings. At the helm is Founder/CEO John Rivers, who strives to support the local community through exceptional products, steadfast customer service and uncompromised integrity.

4 Rivers Smokehouse currently has 14 operating locations spanning Florida and Georgia. In addition to online ordering, the Smokehouse also has a catering food truck that can be spotted around Central Florida with locations listed on @4RiversCatering Instagram handle. Also part of the 4R family is The COOP, a neighborhood restaurant in Winter Park celebrating the homestyle fare of the South; 4R Cantina Barbacoa at Disney Springs; two 4 Rivers walkup venues at ESPN Wide World of Sports; as well as eateries at Camping World Stadium, Spectrum Stadium and Doak Campbell Stadium.

4 Rivers Smokehouse sauces and signature rubs are also available for purchase in Publix stores throughout the Southeast and online via Amazon.

In 2018, The 4R Foundation donated valuable funds to 650 local organizations, non-profits and churches. For additional information about 4 Rivers Smokehouse or to inquire about catering opportunities, please call 407.4RIVERS or visit www.4rsmokehouse.com.