TOP NEWS Combines Dining Out, Charity In Venice Beach

A new, Venice-based startup, said Wednesday afternoon that it has launched a brand new service, which donates money to charity when you eat out at local restaurants. According to the startup, it allows users to purchase dining certificates on the site, and donates 20 percent of those certificates to a user's favorite cause. The new startup was co-founded by Kenneth Hepburn and Lee Hanson. The company's list of restaurants currently includes mostly local, Venice Beach restaurants, with other restaurants in Santa Monica and Hollywood. The company said it is in the midst of expanding out partnerships with other local partnerships in the area.