Thursday is 'Dine Out for Orlando' day

- On Thursday, you can get a great meal and help the victims of the Orlando nightclub attack at the same time.  Hundreds of restaurants around the state are participating in "Dine Out for Orlando United" -- donating their proceeds for the day to the OneOrlando Fund.

The daylong event is being led by the state's restaurant industry group, the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association, in partnership with Visit Florida. 

Forty-nine people were killed and dozens more were wounded in this month's attack inside the Pulse nightclub in Orlando.  The OneOrlando Fund is handling the collection and distribution of donations to the victims and their families.

"We are grateful for the support and leadership of Florida's hospitality industry as we continue to work together to help the victims of this tragedy. We want to encourage everybody to dine out on June 30 to help raise money for the families of the victims," said Buddy Dyer, Orlando's mayor.

The list of participating restaurants includes everything from coffee shops to burger joints to steak houses -- and most of the Tampa Bay Area's best known eateries are taking part.  Check the list before you head out the door to see if your favorite place is joining in.

LINK: Full list of participating restaurants

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