Morton’s The Steakhouse in Orlando Hosts Event Benefitting the Muscular Dystrophy Association

ORLANDO, Fla. (October 12, 2011) – Morton’s The Steakhouse in Orlando will host a lock-up event benefitting the Muscular Dystrophy Association on Thursday, November 3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“We are looking forward to working with the Muscular Dystrophy Association for the Lock-Up Event,” said Nicki Kern, general manager of Morton’s The Steakhouse in Orlando. “This event will help raise thousands of dollars for a wonderful cause and is another way Morton’s can give back to the Orlando community.”

Local business leaders from the Dr. Phillips area will be picked up from their workplaces by volunteer law enforcement officers and brought to Morton’s to post bail and hand in funds that they have collected. If bail is not met, they will be placed in the jail in the restaurant and given the opportunity to call friends and family to receive more donations to meet bail.

“The Lock-Up Event is always a tremendous success because of the help from local business leaders and law enforcement,” said Tara Sullivan, fundraising coordinator of the Muscular Dystrophy Association in Orlando. “We are thrilled that Morton’s will house our jailbirds for this special event.”

For more information on how to become a jailbird or to donate to MDA, please call 407-242-2370.

Morton’s The Steakhouse in Orlando is located at 7600 Dr. Phillips Blvd. For reservations, please call 407-248-3485.

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About Morton’s
Morton’s Restaurant Group, Inc. is the world’s largest operator of company owned upscale steakhouses. Morton’s steakhouses have remained true to its founders’ original vision of combining generous portions of high quality food prepared to exacting standards with exceptional service in an enjoyable dining environment.

The Company owns and operates 77 Morton’s steakhouses located in 64 cities in 26 states, and in Puerto Rico and six international locations (Toronto, Singapore, Hong Kong, Macau, Shanghai and Mexico City), as well as Trevi, a Las Vegas Italian restaurant.

About Muscular Dystrophy Association
The Muscular Dystrophy Association is dedicated to the eradication of the muscular dystrophies, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s disease), myasthenia gravis, the spinal muscular atrophies, Friedreich’s ataxia and a host of other neuromuscular diseases. For more information, visit