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Indigo Road Hospitality Group Donates $40,000 to Homeless to Hope Fund



The Indigo Road Hospitality Group, the company behind O-Ku, The Cocktail Club, The Macintosh, Indaco, Oak Steakhouse, Mercantile and Mash, Bar Mash, The Cedar Room, and more, on Monday announced that its teams across the Southeast raised a total of $40,000 for Homeless to Hope Fund as a part of the company’s 10th anniversary celebration. 

“It is a true honor to work alongside a team that rallies behind a higher purpose of giving back to our community,” managing partner Steve Palmer said. “Everyone from leadership to our front-of-house restaurant teams worked hard to educate guests about Homeless to Hope’s mission during the month of July, ultimately doubling our initial fundraising goal of $20,000 . I can’t imagine a better way to ring in 10 years of The Indigo Road than supporting a cause close to my heart in the town we call home.”

Throughout the month of July – which marked a decade since Palmer took ownership of Charleston’s Oak Steakhouse in 2009 – each of the company’s 22 food and beverage concepts donated 100 percent of proceeds from one dish and one drink to Homeless to Hope Fund, commemorating a decade of the group’s commitment to hospitable service. The nonprofit works tirelessly to provide financial support and direction to community organizations in Charleston that assist homeless individuals and families throughout their transition to permanent housing.

“The Indigo Road team should be very proud of their work to support Homeless to Hope Fund’s mission, and we’re ecstatic to receive such a meaningful contribution to support homeless individuals in Charleston,” Sandy Morckel, Executive Producer, Homeless to Hope Benefit Concert, said. “The city has such a strong advocate in Steve Palmer, both in culinary excellence and humanitarian support, and I look forward to seeing more of his and The Indigo Road team’s incredible work in the years to come.”

To learn more about Homeless to Hope Fund, please visit Tickets for the Homeless To Hope Benefit Concert, which will take place on Sunday, August 25th, are available here.

To learn more about or make a reservation at one of The Indigo Road’s restaurants, please visit

Photo details (from left to right)

  • Steve Palmer, Managing Partner and Founder of The Indigo Road Restaurant Group
  • Will Haynie, Mayor of Mount Pleasant
  • Katie Hajjar, General Manager, Macintosh
  • Graham Ervin, Director of Sales, Cedar Room
  • John Tecklenburg, Mayor of Charleston
  • Lauren Binard, Executive Coordinator, The Indigo Road
  • Vonda Freeman, Wine Director, The Indigo Road
  • Jon Murray, Chief Operations Officer, The Indigo Road
  • Robert Clement, Chairman of The Mayor’s Commission on Homelessness and Affordable Housing

About Indigo Road Hospitality Group

Founded by managing partner Steve Palmer in 2009 in Charleston, SC, The Indigo Road Hospitality Group owns and operates more than 20 concepts throughout the Southeast. Named a Forbes “Small Giant” for 2019, these properties include O-Ku (Charleston, Charlotte, Atlanta, Raleigh, Washington D.C., Nashville), The Cocktail Club (Charleston), The Macintosh (Charleston), Indaco (Charleston), Oak Steakhouse (Charleston, Alpharetta, Ga., Nashville, Charlotte, Alexandria, Va.), Colletta (Alpharetta, Ga.), Mercantile and Mash (Charleston), Bar Mash (Charleston), The Cedar Room (Charleston), Town Hall (Florence, S.C.), Donetto (Atlanta), Tiny Lou’s (Atlanta) and Sukoshi (Charlotte). Several projects are also in the works to open in the second half of 2019, including Sukoshi (Atlanta) and Indaco (Charlotte).


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