Gregory Kithcart is an outstanding example of a volunteer and corporate partner in Hyattsville, MD. He has been the Managing Partner of the Outback Steakhouse since 2001. During that time, Gregory has successfully created a long-term partnership with the city. To support and continue to enhance that partnership, he is host to local events that have demonstrated a meaningful commitment and positive influence to the residents of the city of Hyattsville.
Gregory is an active participant in the annual Hyattsville 8K Rave & Fun Walk. This event benefits the Prince Georges County Special Olympics. Each October, he donates more than 50 hours of professional planning and event management for this event. All participants and volunteers receive a complimentary meal courtesy of Gregory. In 2005, The Outback 8K Race & Fu Walk raised more than $3,000 for the County’s Special Olympics. These monies support the training of local athletes.
In addition, he is an active participant in the City JAMS, which is held at the Hyattsville Municipal Building. On the first Friday evening during the summer months, residents are invited to socialize, enjoy live music, children’s entertainment and purchase substantially reduced meals donated Gregory’s restaurant. These events are so well received by the community that he has become a familiar and trusted presence. Proceeds from these events also benefit the Prince George’s County Special Olympics. Gregory and four members of his staff volunteer their time and service to participate. Gregory’s personal time and service exceeds 50 hours for the months of May through September.
Shop with a Cop is another program that Gregory is involved in. This statewide program provides 20 local children with the funds to purchase holiday gifts. Children are chaperoned by local police and treated to a complimentary luncheon at the Outback of Hyattsville. He also supports an annual Pastor Appreciation Luncheon. This event is reflective of a commitment to support faith-based community programs. Local Pastors share a meal and forge a network, and under Gregory’s direction, local students are invited to tour the restaurant and receive a broad overview of its operations.