The first "Danny Mac Night" was hosted on Thursday, April 21 at the Texas Roadhouse on Street Road. The event, a fundraiser benefiting the Daniel McIntosh Memorial Fund and the Daniel McIntosh scholarship, began at 5 p.m. and ran until 9 p.m. There is another fundraiser scheduled for Friday, April 22 at 5 p.m. as well at the Texas Roadhouse.
Patrons of the restaurant who chose to donate did so by giving their server a slip of paper acknowledging the patrons' wish to donate part of their bill to the charity. The donated amount was 10% of their entire bill.
Bethann McIntosh, event coordinator and widow of the fallen paramedic, praised Texas Roadhouse's enthusiam and overall generosity. "Texas Roadhouse has been phenomenal to us. They've always been there, willing to donate food for our events. They always make sure we are taken care of."
Texas Roadhouse regularly donates to all sorts of charities, including Relay for Life, but is particularly glad it could help out the Daniel McIntosh Memorial Fund. "Texas Roadhouse is always involved in helping the community," said Jay Borek, the assistant service manager for the Bensalem location. "With this kind of fundraiser, we didn't even have to think twice about supporting it. We try to help at every opportunity we can."
Texas Roadhouse provided food for the runners of the Danny Mac 5k on April 16 and is also involved in the "beef and beer" that is held in McIntosh's honor.
Daniel McIntosh was a paramedic who fell in the line of duty in March of 2010. Since then, the Bensalem community has come together to commemorate his life and honor the legacy he left behind.
The Daniel McIntosh Memorial Scholarship, run through Bucks County Community College, is intended to benefit a student pursuing a degree in criminal justice. For more information about Daniel McIntosh, to donate to the memorial fund, or to check out the latest events, visit the official website.