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Your Community – Our Community

At Casa Olé, we're committed to making a difference in the communities where we live, work and do business. This commitment dates from the earliest years of our company and is a vital part both of our heritage and of who we are today.

Our founder Larry Forehand opened the very first Casa Olé restaurant in Pasadena, Texas in 1973. Not only did he transform the business of making great Tex Mex food fresh on site at each restaurant, but he established an enduring model of responsible community stewardship.

Pasadena Location

We're proud of our legacy and our heritage of giving back to the community. We volunteer actively, give generously and work to make a difference where it's most needed. Casa Olé has raised over $100,000 for The Rose, a non-profit breast cancer organization, as well as being an active supporter of Muscular Dystrophy research. Casa Olé also encourages children's literacy and teamwork by donating food and financial resources to various educational, athletic and fine arts organizations within the local communities where our restaurants are located. We also participate with a toy drive each Holiday season by collecting thousands of toys for less fortunate children.

There's much more we'd like to share regarding our commitment to making a difference. Please come and visit any of our Casa Olé locations and see what we can do in your community!  We have several fundraising opportunities available. Please contact the local store manager or email us at Please see our Donation page for more information.


Donation Guidelines

Casa Olé is a restaurant concept that cares about the community in which our employees live and work. We are passionate about helping non-profit organizations in our local community. Our giving program supports organizations that address community issues such as hunger, poverty, education, health & human services and culture among others.

To help us manage our funds responsibility so that we can continue to support our local communities we have some policies in place. To see if your organization qualifies for a donation please submit the following information at least 3 weeks prior to your event.

  • Request or proposal on organization’s letterhead.  Please include details of event.
  • All contact info (day and evening phone numbers, email address, etc…).
  • A copy of the organization’s IRS tax-exempt letter.

Please mail requests to:
Casa Olé Cares
5616 Pine Ave.,
Pasadena TX 77503
Or fax 281-998-8164

Who is Eligible?

  • Non-Profit Organizations. The organization must be in good standing with the IRS and will be verified electronically through the IRS website. A copy of the organization’s tax exemption form must accompany the request.
  • Schools – Public and private (tax exempt form required).
  • Churches and Christian based organizations (tax exempt form required).
  • The organization or group must be within a 5 mile radius of the participating restaurant.
  • Youth Sports Team (12 and under)

Requests we prefer not to

  • Individual sponsorships  or pledges
  • Traveling or Select ball teams
  • Political causes
  • Causes  whose funds are used outside the local communities

Types of Request Available

  • Food
  • Paper or supply items
  • Team Sponsorship
  • Door prize
  • Fundraising opportunity
  • Auction Items
  • Student Achievement
  • Teacher Achievement

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