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13 Flavor Makers.
One Mission. One Great City!

National Chili Day is Thursday, February 24. This year, Gold Star and the Freestore Foodbank are teaming up to end child hunger and showcase 13 people who, like our 13 secret spices, embody the flavor of Cincinnati by following their own recipe! Starting on February 17, we’re honoring two Cincinnati “Flavor Makers” each day and highlighting their contributions to our city. On National Chili Day, we're celebrating Cincinnati-style chili and contributing a portion of all Gold Star sales to the Freestore Foodbank!

Fight child hunger

National Chili Day is our day to bring the Cincinnati community together to help fight child hunger. On February 24, Gold Star will donate a portion of our restaurant and carry out sales to the Freestore Foodbank’s Childhood Hunger Programs. The program's three initiatives include the School Pantry program, Kids Café, and the Power Pack program. These amazing programs work to ensure children in food-insecure households have access to nutritious meals. To donate to the Freestore Foodbank and learn more, click the link below.

Donate to Freestore

Gold Star will donate 8% of sales on 2/24/22 to Freestore Foodbank, up to $30,000. Donations not tax deductible.

Find Your “Way”

Find your nearest Gold Star and help support the Freestore Foodbank. It’s a delicious way to do a LOT of good!

    Our 2021 Flavormakers

    As we welcome a new group of Flavor Makers, we want to recognize our 2021 Flavor Makers who are still adding their own flavor to the city!


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